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Christmas is upon us!

Scripts have now been sent home, so please make sure you spend time with your child to help them learn their lines - your time is very much appreciated.

Our production will take place Tuesday 11th December

What are we learning this term?


This half term, we will be studying a the text 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by renowned children's author, Michael Morpurgo.


Michael, his parents and faithful hound, Stella, set sail around the world. All is going well and Michael is enjoying seeing and learning about the different countries he visits. That is, until one fateful night when he ventures on deck without his safety harness to tempt Stella back into the cabin. He wakes up in a strange place with food and fresh water next to him. Who left it there?

Many of you are already enjoying the story. Why not try other titles by Michael Morpurgo?
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In maths, we will be developing our skills of handling data. Our focus will be on reading, completing and interpreting data that is presented in a range of forms including tables, timetables and line graphs.


We will also be revising methods for addition and subtraction.


Below you can find the links to some useful and fun maths activities.


This half term we will be developing our knowledge and understanding of light. We will be thinking about different sources of light and how light is needed to be able to see. 

Investigating irreversible changes!

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Following our lesson looking at reactions and irreversible changes, we went outside and observed what happens when mentos are dropped into Coca-Cola. We discussed what we observed and how we know an irreversible reaction has taken place.

Investigating irreversible changes!

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For this topic, we will be looking at the features of a river and describing how the channel changes from its source to the mouth. We will also look at coastal features and explore how there are formed. We will be thinking about the different uses of water around the world.



In year 5, children are given homework twice per week.

Mondays: Maths homework (due in Thursday).

Thursdays: English homework (due in Monday)



Pupils are also expected to read at least three times a week and learn tables for their CLIC and Big Maths tests. Reading books are changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is expected that children read at home at least three times a week.



Library books are changed every Thursday.



Spellings are given out every Friday and tested the following Friday. We would appreciate you spending time with your child, learning these for their weekly test.



Please ensure that your child has the correct kit in school on Tuedays and Fridays.