Year 5 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to Year 5! It feels slightly strange to be edging back towards normality in schools after such a different couple of years. As we grow to live with the effects of COVID, it is extremely important that this term we push forward with learning, catching up and making great progress in every area. I am very excited to be able to teach your children and get to know them over this school year.

Our topics this term

Subject Term 1
Literacy Text: Blue John

– Building vocabulary

– Sentence structure

Queen of the Falls

–       Relative clauses

–       Pronouns

Numeracy Number

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division


Science Forces

Earth and Space

History Anglo Saxons
Geography Biomes and Rainforests

European Capitals

PE Netball


RE Judaism


PSHE Wellbeing

Our Happy School

Accelerated Reader

Year 5 is a fantastic year to really push your child’s reading. As the vocabulary grows, more books become accessible to read and a real love of reading different types of books can form.

Children should be reading at home daily and we will be tracking reading performance using Accelerated Reader, which the children are aware of. The website can be found from this link.

To access the AR log in page for our school. The children should be able to log in and quiz.

The children also have access to many more books on a service called myOn.


Year 5 will have PE sessions on Monday and Friday. For this term, children should wear their PE kits on these days.

PE kit consists of a white top, dark bottoms and trainers.

Junior Jam

We are excited to continue our partnership with a company called Junior Jam, which offers music, drama and performing arts to all the children. Year 5 will have Junior Jam sessions on Wednesday afternoon, and children also have the option of an afterschool club. There will be details of this club soon.

Online Resources

Remember that there are lots of resources and learning activities online that children can always access.

Here are a few good ones, however there are so many more excellent online resources.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask myself, Mrs Raza or Miss Bezzina.
Stay safe,

Mr Bundey