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Year 5D

Welcome to the Year Five class page. Mrs Durney is our class teacher and Mrs O' Brien is our class teaching assistant. Here you can find lots of information about Year Five as well as keeping up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to throughout the school year.

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Our topic for the new spring term is 'The Marvellous Mayans!' This topic will focus on the incredible history of the Mayan Civilisation. We will be investigating the diverse Mayan culture and looking closely at their way of life. This will include finding out about the Gods that they worshipped and learning how they wrote using glyphs. The Mayans were amazing astronomers too. We will be studying the solar system as part of our science work. To help in our learning we will also be travelling to the Space Centre for some practical project based learning! After this, our DT work will allow the children to design and construct their very own Mayan artefacts! What a lot of exciting things we have to look forward to in this new year...



In Year Five our homework is given out on Monday and is due back to school no later than the following Monday. It will normally consist of one piece of English, Maths or Topic work.

We will be testing our times tables with certificated being sent home to those who complete them.

We will continue to follow the RWI Get Spelling Programme this year. Spellings from this will be given out and tested on a two weekly basis, depending on the unit being studied. On alternate weeks the children will receive spellings from the appropriate National Curriculum statuatory word lists.

Reading is such a valuable life skill and is also relevant across all subjects within school. Regular practise really does make a huge difference to reading ability, as does talking about what has been read with someone at home too. Please try to ensure your child reads at home for at least 15 minutes each night and gets their home/school diary signed to indicate that this has happened. We will continue to complete a 30 minute session of guided reading daily in the classroom where all children get the opportunity to read new, exciting texts and answer questions about them.


PE will take place on Thursday and Friday during the Spring term in Year Five. On Thursdays the children will be playing Basketball with Jimmy Jumpshot and will be our indoor PE session until half term. On Fridays they will have indoor PE. It is expected that your child will have the appropriate PE kit for these sessions available in school. The correct PE kit consists of: a white t-shirt, red shorts and plimsolls for indoor sports. Trainers are required for outdoor activities. 

Reading and Homework Rewards

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