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Welcome to Year 5

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What do we learn about?

Every day we learn reading, writing and mathematics skills, but we also learn about lots of other things! Here is a very light overview, and you will also recieve more detailed half-termly overviews (CLICK HERE to view them online).

Autumn term 1

History: Were the Anglo-Saxons smashing and the Vikings always vicious? British history - Anglo-Saxons  & Vikings - Roman withdrawal from Britain - Invasions, settlements & kingdoms - Danegald - Edward the Confessor.

Autumn term 2

Science: How would we survive without water? Solids, liquids and gases, evaporation and condensation.

Spring term 1

Science: Would you like to live on the moon? Space & gravity.

Spring term 2

ART - the whole school takes part in a new project each year. Take a look at past projects here.

Summer term 1

Geography/History: Where would you choose to build a city?
Local physical and human geography, including rivers.

How did Brighton become the city it is today?
Travel and tourism in the 19thth century - development of railways and Victorian Brighton.

Summer term 2

Science: Does it all start with an egg?  Life cycles of plants and animals, birth, growth, development and reproduction.

Have we always looked like this?  Classification of living things. 

Should we explore space?

Meet the team

Class Teacher: Mr. Paterson

INAs: Ms. Little, Mrs Kahn

Class library and school library

Don't forget to bring your school bag every day! 

Children can borrow books from our class library to share at home.  They can change these books once per week, and this will be recorded in our class reading record.

We also visit the school library on Monday, and children can change library books to take home. 

Please read with your child as often as you can.

Class assemblies

Each term, parents and carers are welcome to come to the hall and see a class assembly. We call these assemblies '10 minutes of fame!' They are not intended to be polished performances, just a little window into what children have been learning about. 

If you would like to know when your child's class assembly is, please look at the school newsletter which goes out every fortnight.

Certificates

In Year 5, children receive at least one certificate per term for their achievements. 

Homework

From Year 1 upwards, children receive a home-school learning grid every two weeks. There is more information about this here. From Year 2 upwards, there is also online Sumdog homework. If your child has difficulty accessing this, there is a drop in every Wednesday before school. You can find an appliction form at the very bottom of this page.

Reading with your child is the most valuable way that you can support their learning - we cannot overemphasise this! 

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