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Sunny Bank Primary School

Minster in SheppeyPrimary School

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Year 5

Welcome to term 6!


We hope that you have had a lovely week and enjoyed the sunshine.  Let's hope that the sunny weather continues.


This term we are going to be focusing in literacy on the story of 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo.  This is a lovely story about a young boy being shipwrecked on an island and how he survives his ordeal.


In topic we are continuing to learn about famine and drought and our science continues with learning about animals and their habitats.


We have lots of exciting things happening this term - Sports Week and then our transition days to Year 6.


Please do continue to encourage your child to meet their weekly AR targets and earn their Mathletics gold bars.  By the end of the year we are looking for your children to have read 600,000 words and earn 100 gold bars.  Well done to all those who have achieved their targets so far!


Thank you for your continued support.

Welcome to Term 5


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


This term we are going to be reading the book, 'Mr Stink' by David Walliams in literacy.  We will be looking at writing dialogue, character descriptions and balanced arguments and much more!


In Topic we will be learning about famine and drought and the affects this has on people around the world.  Science is going to be very exciting, as part of learning about life cycles we are going to be having some eggs to hatch!


There is a new Passport to Learning for term 5 and 6 which has been sent home and is also on the website.  


Well done to those children who have met their word target of 600,000 words, we are looking forward to seeing who else will meet the target this term.


We are looking forward to celebrating our learning with you so please keep checking the website.

Welcome back to Term 4


We have a strange start to the term where some of you are working in school and others at home.


Please keep up with your daily reading and earning your gold bars each week.  We have lots of home learning activities on our 'Home Learning' page.


This term we are going to be sharing the book 'Macbeth' and in maths we will be continuing our learning of fractions.


We hope to see you back in school but for now we look forward to seeing you in zoom calls.  Take care and stay safe with your families.

Welcome to term 3 


Happy New Year to you and your families.  We hope that you had a lovely Christmas together and are all well and ready to start our learning journey for this term.  Sadly we cannot be in school together so it means completing home learning for at least the next two weeks.  There will be daily challenges for you to complete to extend your learning and we are very much looking forward to seeing your fantastic efforts.  Please do ask your grown ups to email the work to us so we can share it to the home learning page.


This term in numeracy we will be focusing on multiplication and division and we will begin to share our literacy text 'The tear thief' by Carol Ann Duffy.  Our topic is Human Rights and Wrongs and we will start to look at this whilst learning from home.  We will be setting Mathletics and AR challenges so keep looking for Marvellous Me messages.


From Tuesday 5th January we will be holding daily zoom meetings at 3:00pm, we are looking forward to seeing you all, sharing your learning and finding out about your Christmas this year.


Stay safe and see you soon Year 5,

The Year 5 team.




End of term 2


Wow, what a different term we have had in year 5!  Hopefully next term will be more settled and our bubble will not have to close.  As a team, we have been so impressed with your children, they have shown resilience, positivity, motivation and willingness to learn during these different times.  The work that we have had sent in to us this term has been amazing and we are looking forward to next term and continuing with our learning journey.

We would like to say a huge thank you to our parents and carers for all your support this term, we appreciate all the emails and messages that have been sent in.  

On behalf of the year 5 team, I wish our year 5's and their families a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.  Enjoy your time together, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in the new year.


Welcome back to Term 2

We have had an enjoyable week with your children and they have come back into school motivated and ready to learn.

This term we are going to be reading, 'The true story of the three little pigs' by Jon Scieszka in literacy.  There will be lots of amazing writing produced so please keep an eye out on the gallery pages.  In numeracy we are focusing on multiplying and dividing and then moving on to fractions.

With our topic work we will continue to learn about Nelson Mandela and also look at some South African Art.

Just a polite reminder that your children need to earn at least 3 gold bars each week for Mathletics and they need to be reading every night so that they meet their termly AR target - expectation is that they quiz at least once a week, unless a license has been agreed with the class teacher.

This is an exciting term with the lead up to Christmas and us staff are looking forward to working with your children and seeing the fantastic work that they can produce.

Thank you for your continued support and please do contact us if you have any questions.

Year 5 team. 

It has been fantastic getting to know your wonderful children this term.  They have all settled in well to year 5 and are all striving hard to produce super pieces of work - you can see some examples of these on the Learning Gallery - it truly is a pleasure to teach them.

We hope that you have a lovely couple of weeks together and that the weather holds for some outdoor fun.

The year team are all looking forward to seeing your children back, recharged, ready for next term and continuing their learning journey.


Take care and stay safe.   



Welcome to the Year 5 class pages! 


It has been wonderful seeing your children again and having them back in our classrooms ready to learn.  They are an enthusiastic year group and are wanting to make you and us proud.


This term we are basing our learning on the text ‘Fly Eagle Fly’ by Christopher Gregoroski.  Across the curriculum we are learning about Black history, focusing on the life of Nelson Mandela.  This page will have our curriculum overview and Passport to learning projects.


We are looking forward to sharing your child’s learning journey with you so look out for photos throughout the term.

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