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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

This area will keep you up to date with what is happening in and out of class. 
Any ideas or comments about our class pages? Please let me know: 

This coming week we will be starting to investigate and practice with long division. The Kahn academy have some fantastic resources and videos that will support your childs learning in class.


Try having a look at the below pages to support with Mymaths tasks and to help prepare for next week.


100 Books to Read


Ashley Booth, a fantastic teacher from Liverpool has put together a list of 100 books to read by the time you leave year 6. The list, which contains classics and modern texts, is filled with some fantastic reads and I will be encouraging the children to have a go at some of them.Many of the books are read in class including our current book, Goodnight Mister Tom. You can download the list below. If there is a little resistance to reading at home they are bound to find a book to love on the list.





World War 2

Our topic for this term will be World War 2. The children will discover how the war started, what life was like as an evacuee, living on the front as a soldier and many other aspects.



We will start out with the text 'Goodnight Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian. This is a wonderful text that is linked to our topic. We will also look at the visually stunning book 'Rose Blanche', which again is linked to our topic. As part of the schools Anthony Browne focus our class book will be 'Through the Magic Mirror' which is an exciting journey into another world.


We start the year focusing on place value and then the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). There will be daily CLIC sessions that will help the children develop their core numeracy and start to use those skills across a range of areas. 

We will also use various games and activities daily, to strengthening the children's knowledge of number facts such as their timetables. Al this will be applied to problem solving activities.


Please listen to your child read, as often as possible, recording any observations in their reading records (blue books, yellow for previous books). Mymaths tasks have now been set and will continue to be set to support each new area covered or to address an area that needs additional work.

Please ensure that your child completes at least 5 tasks from their Homework Journal by this half term. Thy provide a great opportunity to explore the topic with your child but also for them to develop independence in their work. We have already had some phenomenal models including one edible trench made from all sorts of chocolate products. Yum.


I will continue to update the site to keep you up to date with what we are doing in class.


Mr Kealoha