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Year 5 Spring Term 2020

Welcome back to the Spring Term in Year 5! We all hope that you had a thoroughly enjoyable Christmas break and are ready to take on the challenges of a new term.


Our main Learning Unit theme for this term will be ‘A Tale of Two Cities’– encompassing Geographical enquiry, English, Maths, Art and DT. We will be exploring our home city of Portsmouth and the city of Lima in Peru. More details of the curriculum can be found HERE We will learn about both physical and human geography and will be exploring similarities and differences between the two cities, including food, education and climate. We will also be incorporating work on Changing State and Forces throughout the unit with a trip to INEOS, the home of the Americas Cup Sailing team later in the term.


Maths home learning will be set on a Monday and handed in on a Thursday. English home learning will continue to be set every Thursday and handed in on the following Monday. Spelling lists will be given out every Wednesday and tested the following Tuesday. We will provide reminders to enable the children to organise themselves and become more independent in their learning. We would like the children to carry on with their HOME READING which should be recorded in their Reading Records. We hope that we can continue to rely on your support, so that together we can help your child reach his/her full potential.


Monday 27th January 2020 and Thursday 30th January – Book Look

Monday 3rd February 2020 and Thursday 6th February 2020 – Parents’ Evening


P.E. (games, gymnastics and dance) will take place twice a week. It is essential that your child has the appropriate clothing for each lesson. We would ask that pupils have a plain white t-shirt, black or blue shorts and trainers (not converse or plimsolls for outdoor games) to change into. We shall continue to go outside for games unless the weather is too bad, so your child will require suitable outdoor clothing when the weather becomes colder.

CYCLING AND SCOOTING TO SCHOOL - If you and your child cycle or scoot to school and you wish to leave your child’s bike at school please inform the office. All children cycling to school must be accompanied by an adult and must wear a helmet.

PENCIL CASES – It is a Year 5 privilege to have a pencil case in school.  Please ensure they are labelled with your child’s name.  It is their responsibility to take care of it and the contents. 

MOBILE PHONES - If you wish your child to have a mobile phone at school, please complete a mobile phone permission form from the office. These will then be stored in class during school hours.

We are really looking forward to starting 2020 and our Spring term with you all; please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have via the office email:

Yours Sincerely

The Year 5 Teachers

Mrs Winslade, Mrs Atkins, Mrs Galbraith, Mrs Pye and Mr Washer