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Minster in SheppeyPrimary School

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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.  Our topic is ‘The Rainforest’ and we are going to be learning about biomes, the cause and effect of deforestation and how this affects animals. 


Remember that we have spelling tests every Monday so please do take time each week to learn your words, additionally you need to be quizzing at least once each week (by Thursday).  Times table tests are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings - we have been seeing lots of super progress as year group - so please do keep learning/recapping your times tables.

We are also looking forward to seeing your ‘Passport to Learning Projects’ and displaying them in the Year 5 area so we can share them with the year group.

Welcome to Term 2


We hope that you have had an enjoyable holiday with your children. We are so pleased that they have come back into school motivated and ready to learn.


This term we are going to be reading, ‘Fly Eagle Fly’ by Christopher Gregoroski 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 as well as statistics and calculating area and perimeter of shape.

Across the curriculum, we will be learning about Nelson Mandela and also looking at some South African Art.


Just a polite reminder that your children need to earn 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.  Spelling tests are every Monday so please do encourage your children to be learning these each week.


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. 

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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