Building bright futures

Summer Term

Welcome to the summer term! We are now two-thirds of the way through the year and facing a very busy term as we approach the end of Year 5 and prepare for Year 6. We are all looking forward to working in partnership with you to secure the best outcomes for your child.

Miss Doudle is available to speak with after school each day and on Wednesday mornings from 8:45am. Please see her if you would like to book an appointment to talk about your child.

Our whole school value this term is Courage


This term the class will be covering topics include the following:

* Fractions

* Measurement (time) and statistics

* Geometry (including position and movement)

* Addition and subtraction

* Multiplication and Division

We are going to spend time practising SAT style questions in preparation for Year 6, which will include lots of multi-step problem solving questions.



Our key text in English this term is Odysseus, which is classic narrative poetry. the text links to our topic of Ancient Greece. We will continue with our Guided Comprehension lessons on a Monday and Friday morning, as well continuing to rotate morning sessions focusing on grammar, punctuation and spelling.



Our science topic this term is Living Things and their Habitats. this topic encompasses animals (including humans) and exploring different gestation period (how long they take to grow and develop). We hope to link the topic with a visit to Victoria Park at the end of the term.


Our whole school value this half term is Courage. We will be focusing on how to be courageous in a manner of different circumstances and situations, both in and out of school. Our themes in RE include learning about William Tyndale, who was responsible fro translating the bible from Hebrew and Greek into English. We will also read a number of different creation stories.



Our topic this term is Ancient Greece. We will be studying the life and times of the Ancient Greeks, including exploring their lifestyle, culture, creations and inventions.




Children will continue to have swimming lessons on a Tuesday and PE lesson on Friday.

The children need their swimming kit on Tuesday and their PE kit on Fridays. Please help them to remember this.

How you can help

Homework will be given out on a Friday. It will be collected and marked as a class on the following Wednesday. Please encourage your child to complete this, to the best of their ability. This is important as it will help to embed the learning and new skills your child is being taught. If your child requires assistance with their homework, Miss Doudle is more than happy to assist them during the week.

They also need to be reading each evening and recording thoughts in their reading record book. Remember to read and have the book signed every night as Miss Doudle is keeping  a record of the days your child reads.


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