Year 5 2017 - 2018

Miss Spencer

Miss Spencer

Welcome Back Year 5!

I hope you have had lots of fun over the half term holidays and that you are ready to start the 2nd half of our Spring term!

We have lots of exciting things planned for this half term, including Mad Science Day, workshops at Shavington Academy and lots more!

This term we will be reading 'The Weirdstone of Brisingamen,' a story that is based on a local legend, which was first published over fifty years ago.

Our topic lessons will focus on local geography and changes to local areas over time. We will be investigating to find out why these changes have happened and predict what could happen in the future. 

Our history lessons will be based on life during the Medieval period. We will be learning about what life was like during the Medieval era and the history of medieval knights, for example, how they became knights, the armour that they wore and their code of chivalry.  We will work to determine if the code of chivalry is still important today and write our own modern day version.

 In English this term, we will be using a variety of Medieval legends and also extracts from our class book to practise our writing skills for a variety of different purposes. Children will be given opportunities to take part in role play scenarios to immerse them in the text and give their writing purpose. The text styles that we will be covering will include: informal letters, journalistic writing, non-chronological reports, diaries, poetry and narrative story writing.

In maths, we will be developing our skills in multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percentages. We will keep using our reasoning and problem solving skills to create a deeper learning.

Keep practising those times tables at home, as they will help you in your maths lesson

In science, this term’s schemes of work will be to continue to learn about different forces and how they impact on our lives. Towards the end of this half term, we will move on to focus on Earth, Sun and Moon where children will learn facts about each. We will learn about the earth’s rotation around the sun and research why we have seasons. 


You will be able to access an electronic version of the homework grid using the class website. The children now have a section in their journals where the homework grid for each term will be stuck in. I have asked that children keep a record of when they have completed a task by getting a parent/or guardian to sign and date the box.



The children will be given weekly on a Monday. Please make sure that your child learns these spellings over the week as they shall be tested on the following Monday.



Children are encouraged to continue reading at home and keep a record of this in their journals. This can be a book they have chosen from the school library or one that they are reading at home. I will be checking the children's journals to see if they are keeping their reading record up-to-date. It does not always have to be a book! If you have found an interesting online article, maybe a film or game review or even a magazine, this all counts and strengthens your reading abilities.



PE is every Wednesday and Thursday. Children will need both their indoor and outdoor kit with them at all times and these are to stay in school for the whole term. Please ensure that your child has their kit in school for these days. A list of the required Kit can be found on the 'Uniform' section of the school website.


Water bottles

All children have been provided with a school water bottle. These need to be kept in school during the week and taken home to be washed on a Friday.




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Trophy 75 football yrs 5&6, by Mrs Nicholls

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Shavington Primary School

South Bank Ave,
Shavington, Crewe,

Tel: 01270 661527

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