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Year 5

Spring 2020 Year 5


Welcome to Spring Term 



This term we will be looking at Fair Trade, and how it can be used to improve the lives of countless people around the world.

In geography we will learn how a range of products, from bananas to chocolate, are produced and distributed using ethical means of production.


A range of Fair Trade products



Spring Term 




In English this term we will be looking at a children's story book, Seen and Not Heard, about a strange old house where paintings come alive at night, and run amok throughout the house, causing chaos.

The book is a delight to read, with a host of wonderful characters to delve into.






In mathematics we will begin with an in-depth focus on the 4 Rules of Number, including multiplication and division,  before we move onto a range of other mathematical concepts.











Ancient Greek Day

Ancient Greek Day 1 We did some role play as part of a day of history.
Ancient Greek Day 2 We dressed up as Greek hoplites (Greek soldiers)

Year 5 visits our local library

Year 5 visits our local library 1 We learnt about classifying
Year 5 visits our local library 2 Learning how to find books
Year 5 visits our local library 3 I love my library book
Year 5 visits our local library 4 We just wanted to read!

B Flat Band




Year 5 will begin to work on B Flat Band sessions on Fridays.  Special tuition from Mr Eccles, and a new woodwind teacher, Miss Browning, will  enable children to develop their skills on a chosen instrument; reading music and developing their understanding of pitch, tempo, timbre and dynamics.   

Please remember children must take good care of the instruments and bring them in every Friday for the music lesson.  

During the year we will perform concerts for parents and carers. 




Swimming sessions will take place every Thursday.  



The arrangements are:


We travel by coach to Macclesfield Leisure Centre for a half hour swimming lesson.

What do I need to bring if I am a girl?  

  • A one-piece swimsuit 
  • A towel
  • A swimming hat (is available at the leisure centre)
  • £1.00 for the locker 
  • A snack for afterwards.

What do I need to bring if I am a boy?

  • Swimming trunks, not surf shorts 
  • A towel
  • A swimming hat
  • £1.00 for the locker
  • A snack for afterwards.

We ask for a donation of £2 a week or £24 a term. This goes towards the price of the coach.  Swimming makes you extra hungry so please do not forget a snack on Thursdays!

Mental Maths Milestones 

Each year group has its own mental maths targets which we call the milestones.  It is expected that each child will achieve all their age appropriate milestones as the minimum standard by the end of the school year. Keep this up, especially times tables! Thank you for your support.

Homework will either be linked to mental maths milestones or topics we are covering in class.


Mental Maths Milestones

Websites to work on Mental Maths Milestones

Do you know your times tables? Click on the X below for some games to help you improve. 



Mental maths Milestones Y5


This term Maths and English homework will be given out on a  Friday and is collected in on Wednesday.  Year 5 Spellings will be sent home on a Wednesday and children will be tested on the following Wednesday.  If you have any problems with your homework please talk to your teacher before Tuesday! 









Here are some useful dates to write in your organiser.




Monday 20th January the Cheshire Fire Service will visit Year 5 with a presentation on fire safety, including using a smoke tent.

The Fire Service will also give a Road Safety talk to the children on Monday 2nd March.


The annual Swimming Gala will take place at Macclesfield Leisure Centre on Tuesday 3rd March (7pm onwards), for selected children.












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