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Year 5

We would like to welcome back all parents, carers and children after the Christmas break. We have an exciting term ahead including starting swimming!


An introduction to our team:

5NB – Mrs Newport and Mrs Baker  TA – Mrs Porter

5W – Mr Weitzel  TA – Mrs Bright

5SB – Mrs Sumner and Mrs Baker  TA – Mrs Smith and Miss Relf



In term 3 we are focusing on the 9 times tables.

In term 4 we will be focusing on the 7 and 11 times tables.

For the text two terms we will also be taking part in the St Peter's times table challenge each week, so look out for the packs coming home in week 1.





Guided reading


The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

Writing focus: a narrative

A boy in the Girls Bathroom

by Louis Sachar


The Journey by Francesca Sanna

Writing focus: An information text about the alps

A range of short extracts of varying genres

N.B- The text we are studying in term 3 for English contains some sensitive themes, so you may wish to read it beforehand. We will handle this sensitively, but please contact us if you have any concerns in regard to your child during the term.



In term 3 we will be study a period of history beyond 1066 – The Black Death. We will be looking at the history and geography of the Black Death and also comparing the differences to the current situation. We appreciate this is going to be a sensitive topic given the current pandemic and ask that you contact us during the term if you have any growing concerns in regard to your child.

In term 4 we will be studying the Mediterranean. We will be looking at geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a range of Mediterranean countries.


PE and Swimming

Children will swim every other Tuesday and children will need to bring swimming kits with them on these days. PE kits should be worn to school every Tuesday and Wednesday.



Year 5 will be continuing our geography field work at Viking Bay in terms 3 and 4 on the following dates:

Friday 4th February

Friday 25th March (TBC)


Any questions/queries, please do ask the class teacher – we are at the classroom door at the end of every day and are happy to talk to you.

Year 5 Team