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Welcome to Year 5 Crested Owls Pupil Page.


What a wonderful start to the new year and spring term. All the children have returned to school enthusiastically and 'really raring to go!'


Below is a brief outline of work to be covered this term.


Maths- We will be focusing on number and place value, problem solving, fractions, measure, geometry and statistics. Daily, the children will have a 'maths meeting' session which will enable further mathematical skills to be taught in preparation for the end of term assessment.


English- We will be identifying different genres, features of short stories, making predictions and inferences. Punctuation, grammar and phonics will be taught discretely and comprehension tasks will be given on a weekly basis in preparation for the end of term assessment. Daily handwriting practice will be undertaken by the children and all children will be encouraged to take great pride in the presentation of their work.


Topic – This term our geography topic is ‘Lavenham Blues.’ Whilst studying Lavenham we will be looking at its location, physical and human characteristics and wool trade of the village. We will be visiting Lavenham to support the topic and allow children to have first hand experience of the architecture and historical importance of this beautiful Medieval village. Our science topic is 'Properties and Changes of Materials.' We will be looking at different properties of materials, how the use of different materials is based on their properties and how materials can be classified according to their properties.


Reading – Reading books and reading records should be in school everyday. Children change their own books as and when required.  In Upper KS2 children need to read a wide range of literature including fiction and non-fiction texts. Children should complete their reading record book daily so that they have a record of the genre they have covered.

Children will read individually in class, with an LSA or parent helper depending on need. Help us to move your child’s reading on by reading with your child daily or encourage them to read to themselves everyday. Please write comments in the reading record book to tell us how your child is progressing.


Homework – In Upper KS2 your child will have spellings and multiplication facts to learn each week. They will be tested on these on a weekly basis.

Spellings are given every Friday and tested the following Friday. Children will complete sentence work using their spellings to improve their writing skills. Spelling sentence books need to be in school by Wednesday so that the work can be marked before Friday.

Times tables are given every Friday then tested the following Friday.


This term practical topic challenges will be given

All Upper KS2 children will have tasks to complete which may include topic based learning where they have to manage and use their time productively. The tasks are designed to support topic learning for the term. 


Uniform- Please make sure that your child's uniform is clearly labelled so that articles of clothing do not get lost or mislaid.


PE – Crested Owls will be doing PE on a Tuesday and Friday.

Please make sure your child has a named PE kit with green shorts and a white t-shirt, tracksuit bottoms, sweatshirt and trainers. Outdoor PE will take place each week (weather permitting) so please ensure they have warm clothing.  Girls wearing tights need to have spare socks. Shoulder length hair needs to be tied up. Earrings should be removed for your child’s safety.


Snack – A healthy snack, such as fruit, is allowed at break time.

Drink – Children do a lot of running about and get very thirsty at school. Children should have a named water bottle of  fresh water every day.

Help – If you are able to help with reading at any time during the school day please speak to Mrs Taylor. We would love you to come in!

Playground – There is a rota of activities in place for both play and lunch times, where children have the opportunity to access the different play areas both with their class and also within their year group.


Please do not hesitate to approach me at the end of the day or make an appointment with the office if you have any questions or concerns.  


Thank you.

Mrs J Taylor Crested Owls Class Teacher

Spring Term 2018