Year 5 2017 - 2018

Miss Spencer

Miss Spencer

Welcome Back Year 5!

I hope you have had lots of fun over half term and are ready for the 2nd half of our fabulous Autumn term.

We have lots of exciting things planned for this half term, including Smoke Busters, the pantomime and lots more!


This term our topic is World War 2, the toughest war Britain has ever experienced. We will be learning about what life was like for children during the war and how every person, every business and service was involved. We will be looking at key moments during WW2 and finding out why it started.

Our class text is ‘Friend or Foe,’ a tale of two evacuees written by Michael Morpurgo. Two boys are evacuated from London due to the destruction of the Blitz; they travel to Devon, where they discover 2 German soldiers hiding on the moor. We will base a lot of our English work on this text, writing diaries as evacuees, letters home and having debates on whether or not the boys should help the German soldiers. It’s a fantastic book, which is really thought provoking. I am sure everyone, including me, will enjoy it.

We have an exciting trip planned to Stockport Air Raid Shelter, this is an historical role-play day where we will step back into Wartime Britain and arrive as Evacuees in Stockport to be billeted. We will learn, ‘in role’, how to be ‘good evacuees’.

I’m really excited about the coming year, I hope you are too.




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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Shavington Primary School

South Bank Ave,
Shavington, Crewe,

Tel: 01270 661527

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