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Welcome back!  This term we will be studying:-


English (writing)

The Malfeasance by Alan Bold (poetry)

Treasure a film by Chelsea  Bartlett  

Shackleton's Journey by William Grill 


English (whole class guided reading)

Empire's End - A Roman Story by Leila Rasheed

Selection of non-fiction texts



Decimals & percentages

Geometry - Properties of shapes

Position and direction

Measure: Converting Units

Measure: Volume & Capacity



Working scientifically

Animals including humans






Roman structures

Roman art

Andy Warhol/portraits



How can a mosque help us understand the Muslim faith?

New Life













Carousel Learn

We are embarking on a new and exciting journey with our home learning.


As you know knowledge organisers are a fantastic way to learn key information and vocabulary about topics learnt in schools. Carousel is a way to support learning using quizzing online. It is easy, click on the link and log in using your first name and surname and give it a go.


See the 'how to' video link below.







Morning routine:

Children no longer line up in the mornings - children should come straight in, wash their hands and start an early morning activity from 8.35am onwards. Children MUST be in by 8.50am for registration. 

If you have a message for the class teacher this can be given to  Mrs Lawrence (UKS2 phase leader) at drop off time in the morning or written in your child’s reading planner.

Parents please keep to social distancing where possible using the one way system in and out of the school playground.



Reading books are sent home weekly.  Please read with your child every day and ensure their reading planner is in school every day so that staff may check the planner.  Children are assessed at least termly and given an appropriate reading book for their fluency and comprehension.



PE will be on Thursday morning.  Children should come in to school wearing their PE kit please.  All earrings to be removed  for PE and long hair must be tied back.



Homework is set each Friday and is due back on the following Wednesday.  In line with school policy each activity should take the following amount of time:-

Reading 10-15 minutes daily

Spelling 10 minutes weekly (tested the following Thursday)

English 25+ minutes weekly

Maths 25+ minutes weekly 

If your child is struggling to complete their homework in this time, please speak to your class teacher.  Over school holidays your child may be asked to complete a project linked to work which they have been doing in class.


Remember, your child should also spend some time everyday on:-

Numbots & TTRS

Collins Big Cat

Nessy (if you have a login) for 20 minutes


Cracking Times Tables

Cracking Times Tables are tested on a Thursday with a three minute test.  Results are given to the children and if a level is passed a certificate will be sent home.  Please note we do not send home completed sheets. 



These will be uploaded to this page and sent home weekly in your child's homework wallet.


Knowledge Organisers

Please use the year 5 knowledge organisers to support your child’s learning, copies are uploaded to this page half termly.


Handwriting – Your child will have their own login details for our school handwriting programme, ‘Letter Join (details below)


All pupils must bring a coat and a named water bottle to school EVERY day. A healthy snack such as fruit is suggested for break times.



  • Children must bring their planners in daily and try to read at home every evening
  • All dinner money and school trips should now be paid through Parent Pay
  • We do ask that on Mufti days children still wear school shoes. No boots or strappy sandals
  • Hair longer than shoulder length must be tied up
  • Drop off times are 8.35am-8.50am (gates close at 8.50am) and pick up is at 3.25pm.


Letter Join:


This is an online programme to support with handwriting with a school log in for all children to access. Please use this log in to practise your handwriting, phonics and spellings etc.


Logging in using a computer:

User name: jk6690

Password: home


Logging in using a tablet:

User name: jk6690

Swipe Code: Swipe a capital 'L' shape starting at the top left. 


Computing: This is a very useful link with advice about screen time for children (highlight and right click to open link): -


Supporting reading at home 


Still image for this video

Reindeer Visit 6th December 2021

Extra activities that you might like to try...

Try some of the suggested non-screen time activities to keep you busy!

Remote Learning: Parent's Document

50 Free Apps & Websites to help your child's home learning

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