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Year 5

Teachers:  Chrissy Flynn and Ange Harrison

Teaching Assistant:  Alison Wheeler


Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely summer.


Year 5 have a new home this year as well as a new teacher. We are lucky enough to now have one of the new classrooms as our ‘nest’. Mrs Harrison will be teaching Eagle Owls on Thursdays and we are also lucky enough to have Mrs Wheeler working with us in the mornings.


As you will see from the topic web below, our topic this term is an exciting one – Theme Parks! We will be inventing and designing rides as well as actually constructing a ride. We will need ‘bit and bobs’ for our activities that we were hoping you could help us with. A letter with more details will follow soon.


Thursday 13th September is Roald Dahl Day! All children are invited to dress up as their favourite Roald Dahl character on this day. There will also be many wonderful activities happening to celebrate this amazing author.


Year 5 Homework

In order to make homework as manageable for the children as possible there is a homework timetable. The children are given a week to complete their homework as we understand they have busy lives outside of school. We suggest breaking the work up into 20 minute slots each evening as outlined below.


Given out

Handed in





20 minutes




20 minutes




20 minutes


Maths,Literacy, Spelling


20 minutes


Big write preparation or research (not every week)


20 minutes


Whilst reading is listed on the timetable, we would be hoping that at this age the children are reading for pleasure anyway. However, if the children can read aloud to you now and again it can help them further boost their fluency and widen their vocabulary.


A Big Write is an opportunity for children to write for an extended period of time (on top of an extended piece of writing at the end of each literacy unit). The homework set on Fridays will be to prepare for this. This could simply be to talk about an idea at home with you or will involve some sort of research or jottings of ideas.


Any piece of homework should take no more than 30 minutes. If your child has worked well for 30 minutes but has been unable to finish, please feel free to let them stop. If your child wishes to continue, or would benefit from some additional time, then that is for you to judge as parents.


PE is on Tuesday and Friday but please bring your kits to school every day.


If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Your children have settled beautifully into Year 5 and I am looking very forward to sharing a happy, busy year ahead with them.


Best wishes,


Mrs Chrissy Flynn

Topic Web Term 1 2018

Introduction to Golf

Introduction to Golf 1
Introduction to Golf 2
Introduction to Golf 3
Introduction to Golf 4

Learning about instructions through making Rocky Road

Learning about instructions through making Rocky Road 1
Learning about instructions through making Rocky Road 2

Eagle Owls looking wonderful on Roald Dahl Day!

Eagle Owls looking wonderful on Roald Dahl Day! 1
Eagle Owls looking wonderful on Roald Dahl Day! 2
Eagle Owls looking wonderful on Roald Dahl Day! 3
Eagle Owls looking wonderful on Roald Dahl Day! 4