By / 10th September, 2017 / Year5 / Off

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope that you all had a relaxing break and that the children are refreshed and ready for some challenges! This year your child will be taught by:

Teacher: Mrs Daintith Teaching Assistant: Mrs Worrall

During the Autumn term, we will be studying ‘World War II’ in History. In Science, our topic is ‘Properties and Changes of Materials’. For RE, we will be exploring the theme ‘Jesus Bringer of Good News’, through Bible study and other sacred resources.

English lessons will be based around our class book, ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo, which also links well with our WWII topic.

In Maths, our primary focus will be on ‘Place Value and Number’ including addition/ subtraction, multiplication/division.

PE and Dance

PE lessons will take place on a Friday and Dance lessons on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their kit in school.

Their kit must include purple shorts, white t-shirt and black pumps. Providing a tracksuit and trainers for outdoors would also be a good idea.

Water bottles

Please make sure your child has a drinks bottle each day. Water only please!

Dinner and snack money

Your child can buy a snack in school for morning playtime or bring a healthy snack from home. If your child requires a school dinner, please ensure the correct money is supplied in an envelope including your child’s name and year group.

Homework Guide

It is important for your child to read at home as much as possible to improve fluency and understanding. An adult should sign their ‘Reading Diary’ at least 3-times per week.

English and Maths homework will usually be given out weekly, on a Friday and should be handed in the following Wednesday. Sometimes the children may be given an extended homework project relating to a topic to complete over a longer period.

Maths homework aims to consolidate what has been learnt in class. By year 5, the children should know times tables to 12×12. Playing multiplication games at home, including on-line games, will help them to recall times table facts quickly. Websites such as provide multiplication games.

Spellings will also be given on a Friday with a test the following week.

If your child struggles with any of the work, please don’t hesitate to speak to us or write us a note.


Please feel free to come and discuss any queries or concerns you may have.

Thank you.

Mrs Daintith & Mrs Worrall