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Year 5

Hello and welcome to Year 5.

Class Information:


See also: Autumn Class Newsletter, Spring Class Newsletter, Summer Newsletter


Religious Education:

Our school follows The Way, The Truth and The Life scheme which has been adopted by the Diocese of Leeds.

'Creation' will be our initial focus for R.E., which enables the children to explore the differences between the scientific and theological truths. Children will learn of the their important role as a Steward of Creation, through learning of the works of St. Francis of Assisi.
During the second part of the term, 'God's Covenant' will enable the children to understand God's covenant with Noah, Abraham, Moses and the Israelites and how these covenants are also made with us, so that we too may have faith and trust in God.
Our Other World Faith topic will be of Islam this term, where the children will study how the Qu'ran enables Muslims to live a good life, with a comparison to the Bible.

Each term, our class explores a different topic which helps guide the children through their learning. This term our topic is all about the Ancient Egyptians. We will be learning about how the Egyptians depended upon the River Nile, how they lived their daily lives and believed in mythology. We will also study the geographical region of Egypt and the surrounding features of other African countries.

Physical Education:
Year 5 have Pysical Activity each day:

  • On Mondays, Year 5 will continue their School Swimming Lessons. Children need to bring to school a Swimming Kit made up of a towel and a one piece costume for girls or swimming shorts/trunks for boys (goggles, swimming caps, etc. are optional but recommended).
  • Every Day, the children will be working to develop agility, balance and co-ordination through participating in 'Wake up, Shake up'. Throughout the term, children will develop invasion games Skills, linked to sports such as tag rugby and football. They will need both an Indoor and Outdoor PE Kit (including trainers and tracksuit bottoms in cold weather).

Homework and Spellings:
The children’s homework books encourage them to become organized and independent. All homework (with the exception of spelling) should be written in their homework books or on worksheets. Generally, the children will be set homework every week (usually on Wednesday) which they should record in their homework books, along with the hand in date (usually Monday). Parental help with homework would be appreciated if your child requires it.

I hope you have found this information useful.

Mrs Wright

Mrs Eccles
Class Teachers