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St Thomas C.E (VA) Primary School

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Learning for life with Jesus

Year 5

Year 5

Mr Woods


Hello everybody and a big welcome from myself to Year 5's class page. 


I can't believe we're into our half-term of Year 5 already! I have seen the children come through a very challenging year, both inside and outside of school, but I am proud and pleased to say that they have matured greatly since the start of their Year 5 journey. I am extremely proud of their achievements this year and I hope they are incredibly proud too heart


Forest Schools was a huge highlight for Year 5 during Summer 1 but as the end of the year is around the corner, we look forward to some exciting events including Sports Day and the return of afterschool provision.


Thanks to you all that continue to support the school in all that we do. smiley


God bless,


Mr. Woods


What are we learning this term?

Using “The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick as great inspiration, the children will produce writing based on a range of text types, primarily focusing on narrative writing, explanations and instructions. We will also look to complete some Hugo-inspired, French-themed art, delivered by our wonderful art specialist, Mrs Lynn.


In maths, the children will develop their understanding of fractions, percentages and decimals whilst also learning about geometry, particularly angles and properties of shapes. 


Throughout the summer term, year 5 will explore a range of topics across the wider curriculum, including continuing their learning on “Slavery” and the uglier side of British history. Art will invite children to engage with the great Mexican artist, "Frida Khalo". whereas in computing, we will learn about the importance of  "E-Safety".


In RE, the children will continue to learn about Christianity, learning about  “Pentecost” and its impact on the wider world.


PE will continue on Thursdays for the rest of term where the focus will be on "Athletics" in readiness for Sports Day. Please ensure that children are dressed appropriately for PE days.


Additional Information

Homework will be set daily and include a minimum:

  • Five minutes on Times Table Rockstars,
  • Five minutes on Spelling Shed,
  • Ten minutes daily reading.


PE will take place on Friday afternoons - please remember to come to school in your kit!


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