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Year 5 Summer Term

Dear Parents and carers,
Welcome back to the Summer Term


This summer term we are lucky enough to have student teacher Miss Gregory with us. She is currently studying at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk and will be completing her second year placement with us which will last 8 weeks.


She will be working alongside myself and Miss Quadrio. She aims to get to know each and every one of your children personally, so she is able to adapt her teaching style in order for them to learn to the best of their ability.


Overview of the summer term


Curriculum: Our topic this term is based on Historic Era of the Victorians



  • Reading the novel Street Child, by Berlie Doherty.
  • Diary Writing as Jim, the main character.
  • Argument Writing: Answering the Question was going to school better than working for Victorian children?


  • Percentages
  • Recognising angles, measuring and drawing angles.
  • Investigating angles on a line, and at a point.
  • Naming and plotting points.
  • Describing translations and movements of shapes.



  • Animals and their habitats.
  • Lifecycles of mammals, amphibians and reptiles.
  • Sexual and Asexual reproduction in plants.



  • How Memories are kept alive?
  • Text – Wilfred Gordon, McDonald Partridge
  • Moses and the sacrifice of the lamb.
  • Luke 22 14-20
  • The Passover
  • The Eucharist



  • Swimming
  • Weekly mile run
  • Hit Training



  • Brass
  • Halle Orchestra visit
  • We’re Victorians Song



  • Design and make a crown for Queen Victoria
  • Study the work of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, discuss representations and symbolism.
  • Study the work of William Thomas.
  • Make an old Fashioned Diary to use in English.



  • Queen Victoria
  • The Victorian School room
  • The life of a working child
  • Crime and Punishment.


If you have any concerns or questions relating to the work we will be covering please do not hesitate to contact me.



School Life

Attendance & punctuality:

  • We have a whole school focus on improving our attendance and punctuality. Please try to ensure your child is on the playground by 8:45am, they will be allowed to come straight into class. It is very important that your child has a good start to their day and they are there to hear the beginning of the lesson. There is a government expectation that all children should have a minimum of 97% attendance I hope you will support our school in achieving this target.


Uniform and PE kit:

  • I think we all have to agree the children all look wonderful in their new uniform. It is important that your child’s name is in their uniform and PE kit so that it can be traced should it get lost.


Essentials in class:

  • Any inhalers or medical necessities should be brought in, as well as any glasses, dinner money or any other items required.
  • If your child brings in a snack would you try to encourage them to choose a healthy one, crisps, sweets, fizzy drinks, etc are not allowed.



  • I will be setting homework on the following days.

Monday – spellings.

Tuesday – maths – basic skills.

Wednesday - literacy

Thursday – mathletics (ICT.)

Friday – Research/project work/ times tables.

The children will be encouraged to be independent learners this year, due to this

reason I will be encouraging them to do their homework and bring it in regularly.


School clubs:

  • The children have opportunities to take part in a number of after school clubs throughout the year. If your child chooses to attend any of the clubs would you please ensure that the member of staff running the club has been informed of the arrangements you have for their collection.


Contact details:

  • Would you please ensure that any change of address or phone numbers are passed on to the school office.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries regarding any of the above.


Many thanks

Mrs J Yates & Mrs McGann

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