Year 5 2018 - 2019

Miss Spencer

Miss Spencer

Mrs McGregor


Welcome back Year 5!


I hope you had a wonderful half term break and that you are ready to start the second half of our Spring Term!

This term our topic is, 'Can you walk like an Egyptian?' During this topic, we will be delving deep into the remarkable history of the incredible Ancient Egytians. In our geography lessons, we will locate Egypt on a map of the world and learn all about the environment of the country, especially the importance of the River Nile. During our history lessons, we will investigate who the Pharaohs were and find out about burial and mummification. We will learn about the Egyptian Gods and how the Egyptians worshipped them.

Our class text is, 'Secrets of a Sun King,' which is written by Emma Carroll. This fantastic story is full of twists, turns, sinister discoveries, hidden tombs, firm friends and deadly curses. 

In English this term, we will be using 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: invitations, character descriptions, formal letters, poetry and how to write in journalistic styles.

In maths, we will be developing our skills in multiplication, area and perimeter and then, we will move onto fractions. We will be using our reasoning and problem solving skills to create a deeper learning and really embed those new skills.

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

In science, this term’s schemes of work will be learning all about different forces and then we will move onto learning about properties of materials.



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 Tuesday 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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Shavington Primary School

South Bank Ave,
Shavington, Crewe,

Tel: 01270 661527

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