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Hello and welcome to Year 5!

5 Dingo- Miss Morgan

5 Koala - Mrs Czapla

5 Platypus- Mrs Pankhania

Welcome back! We hope you have had a wonderful summer, and that you are excited about the year ahead! 

Here is what we will be learning about this term:


English: 'Stories from different cultures' ( Dreamtime),  Biography, Poetry,  Report Writing

This term we are covering a range of skills within our English lessons. We will be making links between English and various other areas of the curriculum; such as Topic and PSHE. We will be working on the following units:

  • Poetry
  • Suspense
  • Traditional Stories
  • Explanations
  • Reports
  • Recounts
  • Diary Entry




We will be covering a range of areas with the children within our maths lessons this term:

  • Number
  • Calculation
  • Shape and Space
  • Using and Applying
  • Mental Strategies
  • Problem Solving
  • Measurements
  • Data Handling
  • Algebra
  • Statistics


The children will complete an Arithmetic test on a weekly basis to consolidate their learning. They will continue to take Cracking Times Tables tests and it is crucial that they have rapid recall of facts to at least 12 x 12 and also of the related division facts e.g. 144 divided by 12


Topic: Geography-  ' On Opposite Sides of the World- Oceania', History- Victorians

We will be learning about the continents of the world, focusing on Australia in particular. This will encompass aspects of history, art, music, design technology and more…

After half term, the children will learn about Victorian Britain 


Science:Properties and changes of materials, Earth and Space


Art & DT:

We will link our Art to our work on Australia, extending our knowledge and understanding of different art techniques and practical skills in order to create desired outcomes. 

Techniques we will be focusing on are:

  • Drawing– design a tshirt in style of Ken Dove
  • Artwork from around the world – Aboroginal Art, dot painting and Dreamtime stories. 



In RE this term the children will be learning about the importance of Golden Rule in all religions. 

During the second half of the term, we will be looking at Humanism and what the Christian gospels say about the birth of Jesus. 



Each week your child will be given a list of spellings to learn which they will be tested on the following week. They will also receive a piece of English (or Topic) and Maths homework. In addition to this, Numeracy homework will be sometimes set on Mathletics; please log on to the see the work that has been set. 


Thank you for your continued support.


Year 5 Teachers




Important Reminders...

*Homework will be set on a Friday and is due to be returned Wednesday. 


*Children should also bring in their reading books and home-school communication books in with them daily. These will be signed by adults during guided and independent reading activities. 


*Our PE lessons take place on a Tuesday afternoon, alongside computing. We strongly recommend children bringing their PE kit in on a Monday and take it home on a Friday.   Jewellery MUST be removed for PE for Health and Safety. This includes earrings (if your child struggles to remove them, please take them out on PE days if possible.)


*As a school, we are trying to ensure that uniform is of the highest standard. As a result, we will be issuing letters should your child be wearing incorrect uniform. If you have any queries, please see your child's class teacher. 


*All money for school dinners and school trips should now be paid through Parent Pay.


 Key Dates:

First day of term: Thursday 5th September 2019

Tuesday 17th September 2019- Koala class First Swimming Lessons Start 10 Week Course

Last day before half term: Thursday 24th October 2019  (Friday 25th October is a training day)


Half Term: Friday 25th October - Friday 1st November 2019


First day after half term: Monday 4th November 2019

Thursday 14th October - 5 Koala Class Assembly

Last day of term: Friday 20th December 2019

Meet The Teacher Presentation

  • Ryvers Primary School,
  • Trelawney Avenue,
  • Slough,
  • Berkshire,
  • SL3 7TS