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Year 5 - Spring 2 - Newsletter


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This half term our topic is 'Amazing Individuals', this history focussed unit is aimed at inspiring our pupils to achieve their dreams and introduce to them some amazing individuals who have displayed amazing resilience, determination and passion and who have overcome barriers to achieve something remarkable. We will explore their achievements and discover many new places in the world, such as Niagara Falls. 


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 'Queen of the Falls' is set in America in 1901, this is a true story of an amazing woman, Annie taylor. Annie was a widow who in order to avoid ending up in the poor house, decided to do something 'extraordinary'. She set out to be the first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel!!   by Janina Ramirez links to our history focus. During English lessons this half-term we will be building up our knowledge and writing skills of a biography and recount writing. 


In Maths, we will be developing our number knowledge & working on our fractions, decimals and percentages. 


We will be holding another parent workshop this term which we would love for you to join us. We will send out the date on the newsletter and also on Classdojo a little closer to the time so you can make plans to join us. 


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 next half-term together and spending time with the children. 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

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