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Year Five

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Welcome to Year 5!

Class Teacher: Mrs Lowes

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Goodfellow


Welcome to Year 5. We are delighted to welcome you back to school and look forward to working with you all! We can't wait to see you flourish and grow, and to celebrate all of your successes this year! In Year 5, we work hard, never give up, and always try our best. When we work together we know that we can achieve amazing things! heart



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The Vikings


This term we will be learning about the Vikings!!


This unit expands pupils’ chronological knowledge of British History, focusing on the Viking struggle for the Kingdom of England. The unit explores who the Vikings were and where they came from, how Vikings travelled and how this enabled them to explore the world. Pupils will examine evidence to see just how far the Vikings travelled and traded. They will also learn about the first Viking raids on England: where they invaded, how they invaded, and why they invaded. Pupils will learn about what type of warriors the Vikings were, what they wore, how they fought, why they fought, and what they fought for.


Do you think you would liked to have lived in the Viking era?



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Maths - This term our topics are line graphs and tables, and multiplication and division.


English - We will be learning how to write a historical narrative. 


Reading - Our class book this term is 'Beowulf' by Michael Morpurgo. Reading will take place daily and children will learn a range of skills to help them with their comprehension and understanding. Your child will have a reading book from school to take home and are encouraged to read at least 3 times a week.


Science - Our topic this term is Earth and Space - wait till you see the 3D planets in our classroom!


RE - Our topics this term will be 'Life Choices' and 'Advent'. All of our RE lessons focus on making links, describing, showing understanding, giving reasons and showing how.


PSHCE - We be learning about gifts and talents, boys' bodies, girls' bodies, spots and sleep.


PE - Mr O'Neil will be teaching Tag Rugby on a Monday, and Mrs Lowes will be teaching dance on a Tuesday.


ArtThis term we are completing our first Art topic called ‘Sculpture: 3D Installations’. 


Spanish - We be learning how to say the names of the planets in Spanish.


N O T I C E   B O A R D


PE DAYS - Monday and Tuesday - Please bring outdoor and indoor kit where possible.


HOMEWORK - New spellings will be given out every Monday, ready for a spelling test on a Friday afternoon.


UNIFORM - We have a beautiful uniform at St Mary's and we pride ourselves on our fantastic appearance. Please make sure you attend school in the correct uniform, always looking lovely and neat!



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Please see our wonderful learning showcased below!

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