Year 5 Newsletter Spring Term

Hello and welcome back to the spring term!  This newsletter gives you an idea of some of these things we will be focusing on in class. This is sure to be a busy and productive term.  I would be very grateful if you could support your child with daily reading and homework tasks to ensure they make the most of their education.  If you have any additional resources to aid the teaching of any of our topics, then please feel free to come and see me. It is usually best to catch me at the end of the day, as the mornings are very busy!

Our topics this term

Subject Half Term 1 Half Term 2
Literacy We are reading the book ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’ by Joe Todd-Stanton.  This will be used to support the children in writing a mythical story. We will be reading the book ‘The Darkest Dark’ by Chris Hadfield.  This will be used to support the children in writing a biography.
Numeracy Multiplication and division

Perimeter and area




Science Properties of materials Properties of materials
Topic Ancient Egyptians Alchemy Island
PE  Gymnastics


RE Who are the key figures in Jewish religion? What happened to Jesus over the course of the Holy week?
PSHE Looking Forward My friends and family

The children will be set work to do at home on a weekly basis.  These will include spellings, maths and grammar.  Please support your child to ensure this is completed and handed in on time.


PE will be on a Tuesday and a Wednesday.  Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school. The PE kit should be a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. Also on these days can you please remove earrings and make sure long hair is tied back. This is part of our PE policy due to health and safety. It is important your child brings in their PE kit at the beginning of the week and I advise that as your child is getting older, they take it home with them on a Friday so it can be cleaned ready for Monday.

                                             Book Bags

Reading continues to be one of our key priorities in school, we hear children read daily in school but you reading with them at home makes a huge difference. We encourage the children to read as much as possible at home and we are happy to change reading books as often as your child reads their book. In order for the book to be changed an adult needs to comment on the child’s reading in the reading diary.

I look forward to working with your child throughout this term and I will keep you updated on the exciting things which we are doing in class. Please do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any questions or concerns.

Ms Sandra Ulyett