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Dear Parents/Guardians,

                                                Welcome back everyone! I am sure we are going to have a fantastic year!

Here is some of the stuff that I want you to know for this term:

RE: Creation

This term, we will:

  • Know that for a long time people have asked questions about creation.
  • Know the story of the Creation and the Fall in Genesis
  • Understand that we are all created in the image and likeness of God
  • Know that God calls us to care for each other and all creation with love and respect
  • Know that there are times when we fail to be good stewards of creation
  • Know about some of God’s great helpers.
  • Know about people who show great respect for the weakest members of society
  • Know about people who show great respect for creation
  • Be aware of God’s great gifts to us.

Science: Forces

In science we will:

Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object; identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces and recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect

History: The Victorians

The aims of the unit for pupils are:

  • To gain an overview of the significance of the Victorian period within the wider narrative of British history
  • To contrast everyday life during the Victorian period with modern British lifestyles.
  • To consider some of the major changes and their effects during this period, including the impact of the Industrial Revolution and the railways, and to consider different perspectives on these changes.
  • To study significant people and events during this period.
  • To become familiar with historical sources and accurate vocabulary relating to the Victorian period.


In English, we will be learning how to write non-chronological reports. We will also use the novel ‘Cogheart’ by Peter Brunzi to inspire our writing (feel free to purchase your own copy and read along at home).


We will have whole class reading 2/3 times per week. Home reading books and library books will be changed on a Thursday. We ask that, in year 5, children are reading for at least 20 minutes every night. This could be a novel, comic, newspaper, readtheory.org or their school reading book.


In maths, our focus will be on place value up to 1,000,000, Rounding, Roman Numerals and adding 10, 100 and 1,000 to a given number.



Spellings will be given on Monday to be learnt for the following Monday.




As well as their daily reading at home, your child will be expected to practise their times tables and spellings in their homework book. Access TTrockstars.com, readtheory.org and they may have additional tasks to complete.




PE will be on Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit (yellow top, black shorts and pumps). Children can bring in an outdoor PE kit which consists of tracksuit bottoms, a top and trainers. Please note: They will ONLY be allowed to wear this if they are going outdoors so they MUST also have their indoor PE kit in school AT ALL TIMES.


Please encourage your children to be organised, read regularly at home, practise their spellings and times tables, complete their homework and have pride in their education!


Thank you for your help and support.

Mr L Holden

Mrs S Hall

Mrs L Vinaka


This is from Rob's website:

Bestselling and multi award-winning author/illustrator, Rob Biddulph, decided to post a draw-along video every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am BST so that parents could watch with their kids and, hopefully, make some nice pictures.


Here they all are http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob Feel free to watch and share them with anybody and everybody. I’d love to see the results, so please send me your pictures on social media using the hashtag #DrawWithRob. I am @RobBiddulph on Twitter, @rbiddulph on Instagram and robbiddulphauthor on Facebook.
Oh, and please subscribe to my YouTube channel too.. He is also the official World Book Day Illustrator for 2019 and 2020.

BBC Bitsize

Your child may prefer to access BBC Bitesize as they are now publishing daily online lessons for all ages. They will also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer. Please follow the link below for more details. 


Olaf Falafel - art club

Ask your child(ren) if they rememeber our visitor, Olaf Falafel, who came to our school back in September. Olaf is a children’s author and illustrator.

Olaf is also an acclaimed comedian who is the current holder of the ‘Best Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe’ award and travels all over the world performing his stand-up routines.

Every week, Olaf is hosting a regular art club - every Monday at 11am. The videos also remain on his channel so if you do not manage to tune in to the live session you can have a go in your own time. Parents can also join in! wink

Please subscribe to his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/OlafFalafel/featured

He would also love to see any artwork that you create so please post your child's (and/or your own) artwork to Olaf's:

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/olafthe8th/

INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/olaffalafel/

TWITTER https://twitter.com/OFalafel

Art Club with Olaf Falafel - Episode 3 - YouTube

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