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We hope you have had a lovely half term and enjoyed the warm weather. The countdown to the end of the school year begins. We have got a very busy half term coming up.   


Our curriculum focus this half term will be:



Written multiplication, measures, data and time, place value and subtraction, written multiplication and multiplication of fractions and calculation. 



The book we will be focusing on:


We will finish of Cosmic Disco.


Then we will go into detail with Shackleton's Journey.


Overall aim:

• To appreciate why stories are memorable and characters exciting

• To consider how particular situations make individuals behave as they do 

• To explore dilemmas, empathising with characters 

• To learn about the differences between information and fiction texts. 

• To produce a range of writing to respond to text through role play and dramatisation. 



We will be looking at different spelling rules and patterns every week then will be tested on the rule each week. However children will need to learn the rule as no spellings will be sent out to practise.


The children have now been taught all the spelling rules from the Year 5 National Curriculum.

This half term we are going to focus on learning words that may fall into the spelling rules the children have already learnt and some tricky words that may not fit into any rules.




Children will finish of the topic- Types of change.

Then we will be starting, The Earth, Sun and Moon topic. 


In this unit pupils will describe the movement of Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in our Solar System. They will describe the movement of the Moon relative to Earth and describe the Sun, Earth and the Moon as approximately spherical bodies. Pupils will use the idea of Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky. They will also have the opportunity to find out about how ideas about the solar system have developed and changed over time.



Raging Rivers

Where does our water come from?

Rivers of the world.

Features of a river?

Erosion and deposition

How do we use Rivers?

Holding back the flood.


We will also use cross curricular activities to learn about the World Cup.




Lessons take place on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings (with Mr. Beck and Mrs Saxon).

Please ensure FULL PE kit including suitable footwear is in school on these days, particularly if it has been home for washing or used in an after-school sports activity.

Long hair should be tied back and earrings either removed or taped over for safety.


Guided Reading

Each group will have three guided reading sessions each week. These books won’t be sent home as they will be needed at school. However the children will have a book from the school library to take home as it is imperative that children are reading for pleasure and continuing to develop their reading and comprehension skills (bring to school on a Tuesday to be changed every two weeks).


Home Learning Challenge: The Sun, Earth and Moon.

Please see your child's book for the activities. They need to be completed and handed in by Monday 18th June.


Maths homework

Please see the links below for the different online games focusing on multiplication and division. 



Children will be able to choose a book from the school library and will be changed every two weeks, usually on a Tuesday. Please endeavour to complete the schools reading record and leave a comment every time you read your book.


Don't forget to check out the schools twitter page for regular updates and information.



Mr. Beck and Mrs Saxon 

June 2018

Spanish Eyes using percussion

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