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SPELLINGS FOR 17th September (test on Friday 21st):

Group 1: restaurant, shoulder, stomach, temperature, variety, ought, bought, brought, fought, thought.

Group 2: gardener, forgotten, prefer, young, touch, double, trouble, country.

Welcome to Year Five

Term 1

Welcome back to school. We hope that you had a great summer break. Please find our termly newsletter and curriculum 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 Mrs Anning, and reading points will be allocated accordingly. 

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


Tuesday:  Swimming at Milton Road Baths

Wednesday: Indoor, ball games

Dear parents and carers

Welcome back to term 1. We have a very exciting term ahead of us, as we look forward to getting to know each other. We have the pleasure of being joined this year by Miss Dell, who is part of the North Wiltshire SCITT, and she will be teaching Mrs Sharp's class throughout the year. 

In class, we will be finding out about the Mayan empire and how their civilisation grew so rapidly, and how it ended. 

Our PE lessons will be on a Tuesday morning - swimming at Milton Road Baths (your child should have already given you a letter about this) and Wednesday afternoon (Indoor). Please ensure children have appropriate PE kit, including footwear.

Our focus for home this term remains to be on reading and spelling. Please remember to encourage your children to read, at least three times a week, and record this in their reading records. These should be brought in on a Monday. It is your child’s 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. 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 catch us at the beginning or end of the day.

Mrs Sharp and Mrs Cooper

Possible home learning opportunities:


Do some Mayan cooking. They liked spices, Cocoa and fruit. Try researching popular flavours and recipes, then recreate these at home.

Create your family tree.

Make a news report about something that interests you. Research the topic, remembering the 5 questions stems (who, what, where, when, how) when creating your report.