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Welcome to Year Five

Term 5

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


Monday:  Indoor, dance

Thursday: Outdoor, Throw ball



Dear Parents and Carers,

This term we will be learning about Japan and how Earthquakes affect the lives of people in Japan. We will be reading Michael Morpurgo’s book: Kensuke’s Kingdom and our literacy work will be based around this book.

Our focus 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 grab us at the beginning or end of the day.

Mrs Sharp and Mrs Cooper

Possible home learning opportunties:


Research Japan. Where is it? What can you tell me about the culture in Japan? How is their infrastructure similar or different to ours?


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


Go on a plant hunt around the local area. What plants can you find? Where are they located? Why do you think that is?