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Welcome to Year 5


Spring 1 - 2022



Dear parents,


Welcome back after the Christmas holidays.  We hope you are all well and have had a restful break with your children.  


We will continue to remind children about our school values of Respect, Good Manners, Patience, Perseverance and Honesty.  We will use our reward system 'Brookhouse Monster's University' to recognise good behaviour and attitudes.  If your child is in the winning University team, they will be given a reward at the end of the term.  PSHE will also play a key role, this will take place through class and assembly sessions.  The topic for the Spring Term is called Families and Friends.  


Homework will be given out on a Friday and we will expect the children to hand it in on a Wednesday, so it can be marked.  There will also be some online homework, which will be through a variety of online platforms such as Purple Mash, SPAG, TTRS and Reading Plus.  The Spring Term topic is called 'Earthlings'.



Our main focus for English will be reading and writing Science Fiction stories and Information Booklet texts, they will do this through the use of ‘Talk for Writing’ strategy of imitate, innovate and invent.  As well as this, they will be focusing on the skills needed to invent their own piece of writing and look at writing across a range of subject areas. Whole class reading will continue to take place every day, through which we encourage children to focus on new vocabulary in the text and the comprehension of the text.  The school has purchased a three year subscription with an online reading resource called Reading Plus, which improves pupil's reading age but it does rely on the children using this resource on a regular basis, so please make sure they are using it at home.  Please support your children in their reading of school books, at home, for ten minutes every day.  We will continue to encourage children to improve their Oracy skills through participating in the project Voice 21.



 Maths lessons will provide pupils with the opportunity to learn using concrete, pictorial and abstract models. They will then learn to apply this knowledge to reasoning and problem solving (QUACK - Please ask your children what this means).  This half term they will begin with  Fractions, Statistics and finally move onto Decimals.  There will also be opportunity for online learning via Purple Mash. Please encourage your child to practice their times tables at home.  In order to aid them with this, your child can use the online program, 'Times Table Rockstars'



This half they will be learning all about Earth and Space .  Please encourage your child to learn their Knowledge Organiser which should help them with their weekly quizzes. They will need their prior knowledge, learnt in Years 1 and 2 about seasons and how we get day and night.  


Physical Education

In Year 5, P.E will take place every Friday so please make sure your children come to school in their full P.E kit - Yellow P.E shirt with the school's logo, black joggers, shorts or leggings and their school green sweatshirt.  In their P.E lessons, Year 5 will focus on Dance and movements, linked to their Earth and Space topic in Science.



Music lessons are delivered by Bolton Music.  The children will begin to learn how to play the instruments Clarinet or the Flute.  These lessons will take place every week on a Tuesday.


Art and Design

During this half term, they will use Vincent Van Gogh's technique of layering, using acrylic paints to create a scene depicting Space and the Solar System.  



Year 5 are going to learn all about Spreadsheets - how and why they would use one.  The children will be learning how to create a spreadsheet, enter data, calculate using the formula wizard and to draw graphs using their data.


Finally, this is an extremely important year for your children, as it is preparation for Year 6.  Therefore it is essential that your child attends school every day. 


Any queries feel free to talk to us in the morning or at the end of the day or arrange an appointment through the school office.


Thank you in advance for your continued support.


Mrs S Hussain (Class 5 Teacher and KS2 Leader)

Mrs F Patel (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

Mrs R Esmail (SSA)