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Our Author for the Spring Term is the famous ...






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 SPRING TERM learning includes:


(Topic) Ancient Greece

We will be learning about the amazing Ancient Greeks! In this unit, we will learn about life as it was more than 2,000 years ago, including a very special class visit from 'Makers of History'...



(Science) 'Move & Learn'


Our Science topic links to our P.E. this term and is called "MOVE & LEARN". It is a special topic, run in collaboration with Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, who will be coming into school to help us learn how to be active and healthy each Monday!




(Computing) - Game Developers


Continuing in Spring term, we will look at becoming digital game developers!


We will be using Scratch to make our games - you can download the free software to use at home here:


(P.E.) Gymnastics, Dance & B.R.F.C.


In Spring Term I, P.E. for Year 5 is scheduled to be on Monday afternoon and Thursday morning, but please have kit in school every day, as we rely on good weather for outside activities and our timetable may change at short notice! We will be continuing with the 'The Daily Mile' this half term.


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.




A note for parents:




These are changed daily in Year 5, provided that:

1) Your child has a signed reading record confirming the book is finished, and
2) Your child independently puts their book into the 'Changing Basket' for Mrs Maginn, during morning registration!

Books are changed by 9.30am - if your child forgets this routine, they 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 to support their learning independently and also change their reading book at least once every week.




Stick By Me


Run with your heart

RWYH Track 2

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Curious Tale


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True Believer


Walking Medley


Rattlesnake Shake

RS Track 8

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Rattlesnake Shake


Miley Cyrus - The Climb