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Year 5







Our Author for the Summer Term is the reknowned  





Each month, Year 5 will be thinking about a key quote and how we can all learn from it.




Previous monthly thoughts:



Some of our SUMMER TERM learning includes:


(Topic) Ancient Egypt

Our Summer Term topic is the Ancient Egyptians! We will be looking at hieroglyphs, religion, the famous Pyramids, as well as what life was like in general.



(Science) 'Properties of Materials'


Our Science topic in Summer I is about materials and their properties:

How well does specific materials insulate? What materials are absorbent?

How do you create a solution? There are lots of investigations ahead... 


You can do some extra fact-finding here... 



(P.E.) Swimming & Orienteering


In Summer Term I, Year 5 will be doing Orienteering and also be going Swimming on Friday morning. Please have full P.E. kit in school every day, as we rely on good weather for outside activities and our timetable may change at short notice!


We will also be continuing with the 'The Daily Mile' this half term.




Still got the itch to create something on your PC? Try using Scratch for free - download here:




Other great links for you to explore:


MATHS - Try these terrific games, which aim to improve your mental maths skills!


FRENCH - C'est facile! ("It's Easy!"). Check out this website




Don't forget we have our very own St Francis Kids Zone with lots of fun games to play and develop your learning!

I've travelled the world twice over,

Met the famous; saints and sinners,
Poets and artists, kings and queens,

Old stars and hopeful beginners,
I've been where no-one's been before,
Learned secrets from writers and cooks

All with one library ticket...
To the wonderful world of books.






  The Basics          Website 1

  Website 2         Website 3


A note for parents:




Each child has a specific 'Change Day' each week in Year 5.

1) Remember: We are 'Reading for Comprehension' - please talk about your book with family members to ensure you understand what you have read!
2) You must put your book into the 'Changing Basket' for Mrs Maginn during morning registration if you want it to be changed!

Books are changed by lunchtime - if you forget you may not have an opportunity to change the book that day!



Sent home on a Thursday.

Due back in school no later than the following Tuesday.


Weekly Homework overviews will be sent home in your child's homework folder.


Where possible in Year 5, Homework should be completed as independently by your child as possible.  Homework is intended to reinforce and build upon learning objectives covered during our school week and is explained in detail as it is distributed; your child should be able to complete the tasks set on their own.


In addition to weekly homework (Project, Maths and Spellings), in Year 5 it is the expectation that children will complete some time on Live Mathletics (ideally level 4) to support their learning independently and also change their reading book every week.