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Year 5 - Fine


Miss Meredith

Mrs Shaw


Spring Term 1 


Welcome back everyone! We hope you have had a fantastic break and are rested and ready to go for this exciting term ahead!

This half term year 5 will be reading the famous book by Michael Morpurgo

                                                      'Kensuke's Kingdom'

This creative and adventurous book tells the tales of a young boy setting sail on the adventure of a lifetime. A year out of school who could ask for more?  But not all goes to plan and Michael finds himself stranded on an Island far from home.

Fine will be kickstarting their topic with a survival themed WOW day- who will be a survivor?



School Trip

This half term, as part of our work on Geography and Science, year 5 will be taking a trip to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on 13th February.

Look out for more details and a letter in the coming weeks.





Year 5 are really getting to grips with the talk for writing project and are working through the 3 different stages to produce both fiction and non-fiction pieces.

This half term our work will be based on the quest story ' Journey to the edge of the world'.

Pupils will be working through the scheme to produce their own journey/ quest style stories. We will spend a lot of time this half term learning to edit and improve our work and will be self assessing and peer assessing as we go. 

A number of children will be invited to attend small group tuition for writing on Friday from 2 - 3pm so please look out for letters in the first week back. 




This half term we will be finishing our work on fractions and will be developing our understanding of area and measurement. 

Pupils have been given log ins for our new times table game - TT Rockstars!

Please ensure this resource is being used at home and is aiding pupils in learning all their times table from 1 to 12!! Dojos will be rewarded to the children with the highest score in the class. 


Topic curriculum

Our creative curriculum will be linked to our topic book. 

As our book is set on an around the world voyage, we will  be studying the continents and countries visited by Michael and his family. We will look at aspects such as landscape, climate, plants and animals.  

In computing we will start our first ever blog. Pupils will be discussing issues surrounding the environment and how to look after it. Your child will be able to access this blog at home and we will be looking at the e-safety issues surrounding this type of online programme and how to be a responsible ICT user.

In DT we will be designing, building and evaluating a boat. Pupils will need to collect recycled rubbish to build their boats. We will then aim to race them on the River Lea. 



Monday and Tuesday

Remember to bring the correct kit.

PE kit is a white top with black shorts. During the winter, or outdoor lessons, a black hoody and black tracksuit bottoms may be worn. You must also wear trainers or plimsolls for all PE lessons. This is your responsibility and should be in school from Monday each week. If you do not bring kit then spare kit will be issued.



If you have any questions please speak to the class teacher. If you feel an appointment needs to be made to discuss any issues please contact the school office.