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Sunny Bank Primary School

Minster in SheppeyPrimary School

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Year 5

Welcome to term 6!


My goodness, the year has flown and we are now heading into our final term together.  We have a very exciting term ahead of us: arts week, our school trip to Creed and sports week.


In literacy this term, we will be continuing with the text 'Kensuke's Kingdom', finding out how Michael survives living on an island with his dog and treasured football.  In numeracy, we will be developing our knowledge of angles and learning how to use a protractor.  Later in the term we will be focusing on time and exploring how to use a timetable.  In our topic lessons, we are going to be learning about natural resources and sustainability.  Within our science lessons, we are going to be continuing to develop our forces knowledge from term 2, looking at gravity, up thrust and buoyancy. 

Our final part of our journey for this term, is to prepare you for your transition to year 6, where we know that you will all 'be the best that you can be.'

Welcome to term 5!


We hope that you all had an enjoyable Easter holiday and are ready for lots of exciting learning in term 5.

This term we are going to be reading the book, 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo in literacy.  There are many twists and turns to the book, identifying character's feelings and emotions.

In numeracy we will be continuing to develop our knowledge of decimals and then making links with fractions and percentages.

Our topic takes us the Rainforests across the world, we will be identifying where they are in the world, the different biomes, animals that inhabit them and much more! 

Science continues with us developing our understanding of life-cycles, this term focusing on the human life-cycle.

Just a reminder, please do bring in any 'Passport to Learning Projects' in throughout the term so that we can celebrate the learning you have completed at home.  Parents and carers, thank you for your continued support with supporting your child practicing their weekly Spelling Bee words, times tables, reading and TTRs.


We are looking forward wo an enjoyable term of learning, 


Year 5 Team

Welcome to Term 4


We hope that you all had a lovely break with your grownups.


In literacy this term, we will be learning about the mystery that takes place in Macbeth.  Throughout the term, we shall be writing a letter, learning about the variety of characters and the roles that they have in the story, writing a playscript and finally performing the story - look out for the performance to be uploaded onto the school website at the end of term.


In numeracy we are continuing with our learning journey of fractions.  We are moving on to comparing fractions and ordering them, then developing our knowledge further by adding and subtracting.


Our topic this term is the Ancient Greeks.  Throughout the term, we will be identifying who the Ancient Greeks were and understanding about their daily lives.  We will learn about who Alexander the Great was and the impact his empire had and finally learn about the beliefs held by Ancient Greeks which include their Gods and Goddesses.


Last term we had some super 'Passports to Learning' projects and we had really enjoyed learning about what some of our children in Year 5 have been learning at home.  If you have not yet brought in a project, please give it a go this term - it can be about anything we have been learning this term or something that you like to do out of school.  Remember it can be brought into school at any time throughout the term.

Parents and carers, please do continue to encourage your child to read each evening and complete their TTRs.  Just a reminder we have spelling tests on Mondays and times table tests on Tuesdays and Thursdays.



End of Term 3


My goodness hasn't the term flown!  We have had a very busy term, learning about the character of the Tear Thief and her escapades.  Additionally, we have continued our learning journey of fractions and we can now convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions.  Our forest school challenge was brilliant, we created a bingo board for our partner to find wildlife in the winter.  We then went outside to see who would say BINGO first!


Thank you to everyone who brought in a 'Passport to Learning' project, we have seen some super home learning taking place.


Finally, thank you to you, our super parents/carers, who have been incredibly supportive at home.  We wish you all a fantastic half-term and look forward to seeing you back on Monday 20th February.


Year 5 Team


Welcome to Term 3


Happy New Year to you and your families Year 5.  We hope that you had a lovely Christmas together and are all well and ready to start our learning journey for this term. 

This term in numeracy we will begin by focusing on multiplication and division and then move onto fractions. In literacy, we will be reading the text 'The Tear Thief' by Carol Ann Duffy.  In topic we are going to be learning about South America.  We shall be learning lots of new language such as equator, southern and northern hemisphere as well as identifying the physical and human geography of the country.  Within science this term, we are going to be learning about Earth and Space – this is very exciting as we shall be learning about the solar system, comparing the sizes of the planets as well as finding out about how we have night and day.


Thank you to everyone who shared a ‘Passport to Learning’ project last term, we really do like to see the learning that you participate in at home. Parents and Carers, thank you for your continued support with encouraging your child to learn their weekly spellings, times tables and reading.

Year 5 Team

End of Term 2


What a full term we have had! It's been great! It's quite incredible to think that this term started all the way back at the end of October. Since then we have explored different Literacy texts, covered some tricky elements of maths including square numbers, area and perimeter which are always tricky concepts to consider. Our forest school task was great and litter picking really helped us to consider how we care for our local environment.


We hope that you have a great Christmas break and manage to get some well earned rest!


See you in 2023!


The Y5 Team

Welcome to Term 2!


The team are really excited to get started in term 2! We’ve got our new text ‘Fly Eagle Fly’ which is going to provide the inspiration for our writing and any animal lovers are really going to enjoy it! We are starting the term with Black History week before moving onto British settlers – looking at some of the amazing history of Great Britain and exploring how artefacts are found and what they tell us of the past! One of the highlights of the term promises to be Design and Technology where we will be using tools to create frames, cams and mechanisms to display a very special, hand-painted feature on top! The term certainly promises to be a cracker!


The Y5 Team

End of Term 1


What a fantastic term it has been getting to know everyone! We've been immersed in our text 'The True Story of the Three Little Pigs' and worked hard to write a narrative, an informal letter, a character description and a balanced argument. We've also seen children making progress in the reading, writing and maths but most notably may be our art. It's been great to work through some artistic skills and end up applying them independently.


Well done to all Penguins, Owls and Eagles for having such a positive start to the year and we cannot wait to get back and start cracking on with Term 2!


Have a great break,


The Y5 Team

Welcome to Year 5!


We hope that you had a lovely holiday and have made lots of memories with your families.  


Throughout this term we are looking forward to getting to know our new year 5s, finding out what your hobbies and interests are as well as starting our learning journey.


This term we are basing our literacy on the text 'The true story of the Three Little Pigs' written by Jon Scieszka.  In numeracy we will be recapping our knowledge of place value and be looking at the four operations.  Our topic is the history of Queenborough, where we will be finding out how Queenborough got it's name and the Dutch invasion.


Every Tuesday and Thursday morning we will be having our times table test - hopefully many of you by the end of the year will be a Multimagician!  Additionally each Monday we will be having a spelling test so please do be learning your weekly spellings.


We are looking forward to sharing your child's learning journey throughout the term, so please keep a look out on our class gallery for photographs.


The Year 5 Team

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