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Welcome back to school of the start of a new academic year!


Mr Simms and Mr Kelly can't wait to get back to learning this half term. 

We have updated the subjects we will be learning this term - find out more by scrolling to the section 'curriculum overview' below.


News and Updates

During our parent consultations, many adults asked us for suggestions for great books that their children could read. You can find an excellent list at the website The Reader Teacher by clicking here


Quick answers


Q: When do students need their PE kits?

A: Students in class 5K should come to school in outdoor PE kits on Monday and Thursday. 


Q: When should homework be handed in?

A: Thursday morning.


Q: What homework needs to be handed in?


Your child will need to complete these things online that must be completed by Thursday each week 

1) Seesaw homework (we set homework online instead of learning logs)   

2) Completed MyMaths homework 

3) Reading Eggs Assignment

4) Daily Spelling Shed practice of the word list for the week (these lists are in the back of your child's reading record and can be found on SeeSaw).


Each Thursday, your child will need to bring the following items into school:

1) School reading book 

2) Reading record with five entries signed by an adult. 


Q: How do you use Seesaw?

A: Seesaw can be used on laptops, tablets and phones. You can watch a video of how to use it by clicking this link:


Home Learning

If students need to continue their learning at home, you can find links to materials to use for home learning below. If you would like us to mark your week, please send it to us on Seesaw


Maths Lessons




Year 5 Timetable

Here is a normal daily timetable for Year 5 students:

9.00am – 9.30am: RE.                          1.45pm – 3.00pm: RE/Science/Topic/PE/Spanish                                               

9.30am – 10.45am: Maths                    3.00pm: Prayer and home time

10.45am – 11:00am: First break

11:00am – 11.30am: Reading

11.30am – 12.30pm: English

12.30pm – 12.45pm: Prayer and reflection

12.45pm – 1.45pm: Lunch


Key information



Students will be given the following homework each week which must be handed in on Thursday morning:


1) Seesaw online homework

This year, instead of students completing a learning log they will be set a piece of homework using the website/ app Seesaw. Seesaw has been chosen because it is extremely easy to use and works on almost every single device, including phones. If your child does not have access to a laptop or tablet, then we recommend that students complete their work on paper and that an adult uses the Seesaw app on their phone (available in both Android and Apple app stores for free) to take a picture of their work. This gives students an excellent opportunity to view each other's work and leave positive comments for their classmates.

Homework will be uploaded onto Seesaw and reviewed every Thursday - please note that your child will be trained on how to do this in school. Homework can be completed on paper and an image of it can be uploaded to Seesaw. Please click the following link for a video tutorial of how to upload work:


If you are finding it difficult to do this, please speak to Mr Simms for help and to make alternative arrangements. 


2) Spelling 

Each week, Year 5 students will be given a list of ten or eleven words to learn how to spell. They will be tested on this every Thursday. Children enjoy particular success in learning their spellings by using Spelling Shed.


3) MyMaths 

Each week, students will be set activities related to the week's learning to complete online by their class teacher. These will be checked every Thursday. 


4) Reading Logs and reading books

Children need to bring their reading books and reading records every day. When they have finished their reading book, children will sign their book in with their class teacher before being allowed to take another. 


Children should keep their reading records up to date and will be expected to bring them in every day even if they have not finished their book. This will allow us to monitor how much your child is reading at home. We would like parents listen to their child read, initial their reading record and to discuss their book with them at least once a week. We expect your child to read for a minimum of 30 minutes each evening. This will really help them to make good progress in all aspects of their English. 


Curriculum Overview



Throughout the autumn term we will be working through our module 'Created and loved by God'. Within this module we will cover four units, starting with religious understanding to support our learning of PSHE themes.  We will then move onto the unit 'Me, My Body, My Health' before exploring the third unit 'Emotional Wellbeing'. We will finish the summer term looking at our final unit of 'Life Cycles'. For any further information please see the TenTen parent portal. 



This term we will be undertaking writing based on Michael Morpurgo's book Kensuke's KIngdom. We will be doing lots of drama and debates about the decisions the characters of the book make. 


We will be using this as an opportunity to get students back into the practice of writing. We will be asking them to focus on using the correct punctuation and to revise the sentence structures that we have been developing their understanding of in the previous terms.


We will also focussing on handwriting. We would like all students to be able to use cursive 'joined-up' handwriting in all their work by the time they leave Year 5.



During the autumn term, we will be studying place value with whole numbers. Children will learn the value of each digit in a number up to one million. They will learn how to round and order numbers using comparative symbols, Roman numerals and work with positive and negative numbers.  



During the autumn term, children will be studying the theme 'Domestic Church and Ourselves'. We will be discovering our God-given talents and qualities, and finding about the ways we are all called to be like God. We will study our class saints and look at how they use their qualities and talents to be holy people. 



Autumn Term Topic: Vikings

Children will now study one topic for both autumn terms. Our topic for autumn term will be Vikings. In this topic, children will learn about the history of the Viking invasions in Britain up to 1066AD. As part of this topic, they will also learn elements of geography related to coasts, including different land forms and the processes of erosion. 



In the autumn term we will be working scientifically. We will be studying properties of different materials, looking at their qualities and their uses. We will learn about reversible and irreversible changes, conducting investigations on how to seperate materials. 



Useful links






Helping at home - English

Oak National Academy - English

Oak National Academy - Grammar

Oak National Academy - Spelling

BBC Bitesize

Spelling Shed:


Helping at home - Maths

Oak National Academy - Maths

BBC Bitesize - Maths


Useful documents

Below are links to the Year 5 Google Drive. Here, we keep copies of homework, trip letters and documents to help learning at home. We will put files into these folders as the year goes on


Copies of homework:

Copies of letters:

Documents to help learning at home:

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