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Welcome to Year Five

Term 3

Welcome back to school. We hope that you had a great break. Please find our termly newsletter and topic map below. 

Reading and Spelling

Children are reminded to read at least three times a week. Reading records for both classes, will be checked on a Monday, by Ms Sutheran, and reading points will be allocated accordingly. 

New spellings are given out on a Monday, for a test the following Monday. We will practice these words in school and would like the children to practice at least 3 times a week at home.


Wednesday: Football with Swindon Town Football Club (outside).

Thursday: outdoor PE - children are reminded to wear appropriate clothing and footwear                                                                      (a change of shoes from the ones they wear in class)


Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas holiday. We’d like to take this opportunity to inform you about the learning that will take place in Year 5 this term.

This term’s topic is: How have the Railways and the industrial revolution affected Swindon?

PE is going to be taught on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and will both be outdoor sessions. On these days, the children will need their full, outdoor PE kit, including a jumper, trainers and tracksuit bottoms.

Just a reminder that all children have been issued a reading record and a reading book. These should be brought in on a Monday. It is their responsibility to change their book once they have read it. If you happen to have any at home, please hand them into your child’s teacher and we would ask that your child reads at least three times a week at home to improve their reading further.

Our focus this term remains to be on reading and spelling. Children are encouraged to practise their spellings, at home, daily. This can be done by simply saying, writing and checking their spellings. The children have also learnt many other ways to practice their spellings at home, please see your child’s teacher if you would like support with this.

Finally, if at any point, you need to talk to us, please call the office, email us ( or or try and grab us at the beginning or end of the day.

Mrs Sharp and Mrs Cooper

Possible home learning opportunties:


Speak to members of your family about how Swindon has changed over time. 


Learn your 9 and 12 times tables and the corresponding division facts. 


Find fractions of every day objects, such as half your breakfast, a quarter of your pencils, a third of your books. 


Create some art work based on a picture of your choice (please feel free to ask Mrs Cooper or Mrs Sharp about this as it is something we have done in class).