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Year 5 - Summer 2 - Newsletter


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This half term our topic is 'Ancient Greece', this history & geography focussed unit is aimed at allowing our children to gain an understanding of when and where some of the key events during the period took place. The children will revisit some key terms like 'trade', 'civilisation', and 'empire' and explore how Alexander the Great created an empire which resulted in the Greek civilisation to grow. The children will link their historical & geographical work with their English as well over the term. 


If you haven't already, please do read through the knowledge organiser with your child – this will help them to understand some of the key information for this term, acknowledge their future learning, build upon prior learning, whilst developing new knowledge and skills. 


Our English text, 'Leo and the Gorgon's Curse' by Joe Todd Stanton, is a text which ventures into Greek mythology full of dangerous challenges, cunning monsters and godly heroes. It is a fabulous text which introduces our children to the fascinating tales of Greek mythology.  


In Maths, we will be developing our knowledge of negative numbers, converting units and how to measure volume. 


Also, this half-term is our residential trip to RobinWood Activity Centre in Wrexham. If you would like to visit the website to take a look please do so at

The children will have an amazing time. Mrs Abbass and I can't wait to see them tackle their fears and see their smiling faces as they overcome challenges. It is the trip of a lifetime and will be full of memory making moments which they will be able to share with you on their return!


Weekly reminders:

  • This half term, P.E. takes place on Wednesday. Please ensure the children have a kit in school on this day although it is helpful if they remain in school throughout the week in case we need to reschedule and for after school clubs.
  • English and Maths homework will be set via Century on Mondays to be handed in by Thursday.
  • Spellings are tested on Friday.
  • Quick Maths test is on Friday.
  • Each day, your child should come to school and come home with their reading book and a library book. They can change these in school as soon as they have been read. Please do encourage them to read regularly and listen to them to read out loud wherever possible.
  • Children should also be maintaining their speed and accuracy with their times tables knowledge - Times Tables Rockstars is available for this purpose.



We are looking forward to our final half-term together.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns at any time, please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mrs Abbass.

Mrs Whitehurst & Mrs Abbass

Year 5 - Timetable

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RobinWood General Risk Assessment

Year 5 Meet the Teacher Expectations