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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


Welcome to the Autumn term in Year 5!  
We hope you all had a good summer and are excited to embark on a new year with us.  
Over the summer our classrooms have had a change of name, the theme for Year 5 is 'scientists'.  Our classes are called Lovelace (Ada Lovelace), Newton (Sir Isaac Newton) and Galileo (Galileo Galilei).

We are focusing on Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo in the Autumn term.  This will be the focus of our english and guided reading lessons.  If your child wishes to bring in their own copy of the book, they are welcome to.  

In the first half of term we will be looking at 'Earth and Space'.  In the second half of term, we will be focusing on 'Forces'. 

History and Geography
Throughout the term we will be focusing on Lightwater Village.  This topic will involve looking at key areas in the history and geography of Surrey. 
In this topic we will be conducting a visit of Lightwater to observe the geography and history of the area as well as a business trip around Lightwater.  


English homework or cross curricular homework (FLASH- Fun Learning And Spelling Homework): Handed out on a Monday and due in the following Monday. (should take less than 1h 30).

Spelling homework: Set weekly on a Monday.  Children should learn the spellings on the look, cover, write, check sheet and return it ready for a spelling test on the following Friday.

Maths homework: Set weekly on a Wednesday.  Due in the following Friday (should take less than 1h).


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