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On Wednesday 13th February, we are off on our trip to the Science Museum. Please make sure the children come with their packed lunch. They will also need to be wrapped up as it is set to be a cold day and we will be walking a little ways (coat, hat, scarf and gloves). We are looking forward to an enjoyable time!

Please note: We have just been informed that the lockers  at the museum are currently unavailable due to maintenance. Therefore, the children are required to carry their coats and school bags with them for the day. With this in mind, please pack light.

My Maths Home Learning tasks

Don't forget! You now have your login details (sent home on a letter) for 'MyMaths' to access the home learning set. This will be set every Tuesday, and the task will end the following Tuesday afternoon. Please see your class teacher if you have any problems accessing the site. 

Children’s Mental Health Week 2019

Last week, the children learned about being healthy - inside and out. We have talked about the importance of healthy food, an active lifestyle and sleep to keep us healthy. The children took part in a yoga workshop to help them understand the connection between physical health and mental health. These posters are full of ideas for supporting your child's mental health.  



Spring Topic Words- Awesome Earth
Please see the attached vocabulary list for our new topic. This list is part of a new initiative called Word Aware that we are using in school. We thought it would be helpful to share this list so that you can use some of these words at home when discussing the topic. If your child speaks a different language at home it would be helpful to discuss and translate these words using your home language.


Year 5 class reps:

Sycamore- Ms Darkin & Mr Aldred

Chestnut - Mr Jones


Year Group Timetable:


Indoor PE - Sycamore and Chestnut


Home Learning and Reading Records due

Spelling assessment

Outdoor PE - Sycamore and Chestnut


Forest School- Chestnut


Home Learning and Reading Records out

Daily Mile


Homework Club


Wake up, Shake up

Forest School - Sycamore


Please ensure that PE kits are in school everyday due to clubs and PE commitments.

Due to cold weather, please ensure children wear appropriate clothes.


Calendar/ Key dates

Wednesday 13th February - Science Museum

Friday 15th February- Wake up shake up with parents

Break up for half term

Monday 25th February- Back to school 

Monday 25th March- Creative Home Learning due 

Friday 29th March- Creative Home Learning exhibition for parents (3:15pm-3:45pm)

School Diary


Home Learning

Recent and extensive educational research has found that homework for primary aged children has minimal impact unless it reinforces learning and regularly allows children to rehearse and practise skills and facts e.g. times tables and spellings.


Children are expected to read at home regularly (at least 20 minutes daily) and to discuss their reading with an adult at home to develop language and comprehension.  Reading Record books must be brought into school every Tuesday to be checked.  We encourage children to write a reflective comment at least once a week when returning their Reading Record book to school. Children should share their opinions, inferences and/or predictions about what they read. Children are able to change their reading book whenever they need to. Children may also borrow books from the Junior Library. 

Year 5 Recommended Reading
The following link is  a recommended reading list for year 5 students.  These books are suitable for 9-10 year old readers and encompass a wide range of genres and text-types as well as catering for all ability ranges.

Year 5 Recommended Reading List

Helping your child with reading 

Nurturing young readers

Reading with your child in Key Stage 2


Key words/Spelling

Please practise reading and writing your spellings. Make sure that you know the meaning of each word. There is a Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check sheet below that you can use to help you. Spellings will be tested through a dictation each week.  

This week’s spellings: 

Spellings are updated every Tuesday and assessed the following Tuesday.

The word-lists for years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6 are a mixture of words learners frequently use in their writing and those which are often misspelled. Some of the listed words may be thought of as quite challenging, however with enough practise and resilience we know you will get the hang of them! 

Year 3 and 4 Word List

Year 5 and 6 Word List

Children have the choice to practise and learn either List 1 or List 2 words. The choice is theirs!

Spelling words

List 1

List 2


















Ideas to help with spelling

Look Say Cover Write Check


Times Tables

You can print your child's times tables challenge to practise at home.

Times Tables Challenge


Creative Home Learning

This term our Creative Home Learning is connected to our topic 'Awesome Earth'. Projects are due into school the week beginning Monday 25th March.

Spring Creative Learning List


This week's homework:

Grammar - pages: 54 - 55

Maths - 'My Maths' set task

Chestnut  pages: 66 - 67 & 68 - 69

Sycamore pages: 68 - 69


Learning this week:

English- London Eye Mystery - Character descriptions

Maths- Sycamore:  Number - squared and cubed numbers

Chestnut: Geometry - movement and direction


Learning next week:

English- London Eye Mystery -  Poetry

Maths- Statistics


Learning Tree

Y5 Spring Learning Tree