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Sports Day Update: As per the email sent from Mrs Robertson, the date of Sports Day has had to be moved due to scheduling conflicts with local schools competitions including the cricket tournament for years 5 & 6. The rescheduled date is Wednesday 21st June. 9.30 - noon 


PE UPDATE:  PE will be on a Monday and Friday  this half term.   We will be doing athletics on both days to prepare for the upcoming cricket tournament.


Children will need to wear Outdoor PE Kit on both days, but should wear indoor PE kit underneath.


Please ensure that you are wearing your PE uniform, have long hair tied up and earrings either removed or covered with a plaster. 


Upcoming Events:

Parent sharing afternoon: Tuesday July 18th 2.30 - 3pm


Latest News:

Congratulations to those children who have completed the Bronze dance award in Year 5. 


Homework expectations:

If children are struggling or unsure about the homework, students are expected to ask their teacher for help a few days before the work is due and at least a week before larger tasks.



As we approach the end of our topic on Rivers and the water cycle, we will be moving on to look at different climate zones and biomes, such as rainforests, deserts and plains. We will looking at the lives of indigenous people in these biomes; attempting to create our own biome; focusing on efforts to save our planet and attempting to build our own Eden Project. It is hoped that parents will be invited in to hare our learning at the end of the unit in the second half-term.  






Speaking and Listening

  • I can engage the listener by varying my expression and vocabulary.
  • I can perform poems and plays from memory, making careful choices about how I convey ideas. I adapt my expression and tone.
  • I listen carefully in discussions. I make contributions and ask questions that are responsive to other’s ideas and views.



  • I can use the correct features and sentence structure matched to the text type we are working on
  • I can develop characters through action and dialogue
  • I can add well chosen detail to interest the reader
  • I can organise my writing into paragraphs to show different information or events
  • I can use cohesive devices to link within and across paragraphs. 



  • I can use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity
  • I can use relative clauses
  • I can use modal verbs.
  • I can use brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis. 



  • I can spell words with silent letters
  • I can spell the commonly mis-spelt words from the Y5/6 word list.
  • I can convert nouns or adjectives into verbs by adding a suffix
  • I understand the rules for adding suffixes
  • I can use a thesaurus
  • I can use a range of spelling strategies


Year 5 have now completed all of the Read Write Inc spelling units for the year. For the remainder of Year 5, we will be revisiting each of the units, as well as focusing on words from the years 5/6 spelling list (Orange words) and homophones/homonyms.


To consolidate knowledge of the units and orange words covered so far this year, children will be given 4 previously covered orange words to revise each week, alongside their 6 new ones and any words from the unit that they identify as words they need to learn. The ten orange words will be indicated on the learning log each week.


Furthermore, your child should have provided a list of words from the year 3/4 word list which they spelt incorrectly in a recent test. These were recorded in the back of their spelling log books (pp 36-37).


A full list of the statutory spelling words (Orange words in the RWI system) for years 5/6 and 3/4 can be found in the back of the spelling log books which your child should be taking home very day and on the government website. 


Reading skills and comprehension

Please continue to read a variety of different texts at home. Once you have read, write down the questions you have been answering in your Reading Record.


As the children progress through school, the level and type of questions that they are asked in reading tasks increases in difficulty. This term we will be spending a lot of time focusing on inference skills, which requires children to find clues and read between the lines, as opposed to finding information directly in a text.


A good tool to help support this skill at home can be found at

Although the questions on this site can be a bit basic, they introduce the concept quite well so that parents can help support by asking these types of questions when reading with children.


Marking: Reading Records will be checked weekly on a Tuesday.




Multiplication and Division:

  • Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.



  • Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles.
  • Identify 3D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2D representations.
  • Use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts & find missing lengths & angles.



  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements.



  • Estimate volume (e.g. using 1 cm3blocks to build cubes, including cuboids) & capacity (e.g. using water).
  • Convert between different units of metric measure (e.g. km/m; cm/m; cm/mm; g/kg; l/ml).



  • Solve comparison, addition and difference problems using information presented in a line graph



Our next topic will be all about properties of materials, covering the following objectives:

  • Classifying materials.
  • Thermal conductors and insulators
  • Reversible and irreversible (chemical) changes








We will be learning to understand how Christians show their commitment to God and to evaluate if there is a best way.


Rivers and the water cycle, followed by biomes and ecosystems. 




We will be discussing, in French, foods and eating habits in France.

PSHE/British values: 

Drugs and alcohol awareness, focusing on pressure from media/peers and how to cope with this. The drugs we will be looking at are alcohol, tobacco, shisha, electronic cigarettes and cannabis.