Year 5

        Teachers: Mrs Bridges (5B), Mr Krasnopolski (5K)
Teaching Assistant:  Mrs Franklin

our topic is: Power to the People

As part of this topic, we will be going on a trip to London on Monday 19th November! The children will attend a workshop at the Houses of Parliament. They will learn about the government and how laws are made. We will also visit some famous landmarks, including the London Eye, as well as experience a river cruise on the Thames. As part of our topic we will also be learning about the history of democracy and influential people past and present.


In our English lessons we will be focusing on writing persuasive letters and information leaflets. We will be reading non-fiction texts about London in our guided reading sessions and engaging in various cross curricular work about our trip to the capital.


In maths the children will be learning how to multiply and divide, using written methods.

PE / Swimming: Class 5B

5B will be doing PE on a Wednesday and Friday. Please could you ensure that your child has their PE kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if the children could bring in a pair of gym pumps and a pair of trainers. During the cold weather, please also send in tracksuits or jumpers.

PE: Class 5P

5P will be doing PE on a Wednesday and Friday.Please could you ensure that your child has their PE kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if the children could bring in a pair of gym pumps and a pair of trainers. During the cold weather, please also send in tracksuits or jumpers.

Hercules and Phoebe

Our amazing performance of Hercules and Phoebe will take place on Tuesday 13th November at 6pm. It is being filmed by The National Theatre so it is a wonderful opportunity for all of the children and we do hope that you will be able to share this with us.

Learning Diaries and Keeping in Touch

 Thank you for your continued support and communication using the learning diaries. If there is anything you would like to speak to the teachers about, please feel free to come and see us or communicate through the diaries.

Your child will be expected to be heard read (by an adult or an older sibling) at least 3 times a week, but it would be great if they could read even more than this. When your child has read a section in their book, it would be very useful to ask questions to gauge an understanding of the text. Once you have had these conversations, please make sure you comment and sign the homework diaries. This also means that they are in with the chance of winning a prize from the reading fairy, who is always very excited and loves it when the children have been reading at home! Learning diaries will be checked every Monday


We will be continuing with our homework grids this year. The homework is based around the current topic and there are a number of different activities the children can choose to do. They can chose activities depending on their interests and what they enjoy doing. Please ensure your child completes one piece of homework from the grid every week.

Supporting your child at home

There are many ways in which you can support your child at home to help benefit their education. You can develop core skills by:

Listening to them read regularly
Ask them questions about what they have read
Encourage them to keep a diary
Practise spellings
Learn their target times table
Explore educational websites
Estimate and add up shopping bills
Help weigh and measure ingredients
Find fractions of sweets before eating them

Any activities undertaken at home will also support our topic. You might like to:

Watch Newsround together and discuss political issues
Research influential people in society
Start a family campaign to support a worthwhile cause 

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they possibly can.
Every week the attendance cup is awarded to the class with the best attendance – hopefully our class can win the cup lots of times this coming term!
We will also be awarded points in the Punctuality League. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s score.   


Children can achieve reward stamps for trying hard with their work! Every time they collect 50 stamps, they are awarded with a certificate.


We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. Please pay £2.00 per week to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and drink.

Uniform and Jewellery:

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 13th November: Hercules and Phoebe performance
Thursday 15th November: Careless Talk Language Alive
Monday 19th November: London
Monday 3rd December: Working with Jazz Crawford GB Athlete
Friday 7th December: Christmas Fair
Friday 14th December: Christmas Dinner
Monday 17th December: Golden Adventure
Tuesday 18th December: Christmas Play
Thursday 20th December: Christmas Parties
Friday 21st December: Break up for Christmas 

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