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Year 5

Week beginning 8th July 2024

We are so proud of the children and everything they have been achieving this term, including their efforts on sports day and how they settled into their new classes on transfer day!

We cannot believe how fast this term is whizzing by, but as always, the children are working hard and enjoying their learning. We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday at the Summer Fayre. 

Thank you to all the children who have brought their home learning into class to share - we are looking forward to  our home learning gallery.

Important Dates:

Saturday 6th July – St. James’ School and Church Summer Fayre

Friday 12th July – Children’s Attainment and Progress Reports out to Parents

Friday 19th July – Break up for summer holidays (1:20pm)

Summer uniform reminder:

  • White buttoned down polo or blouse
  • Courtelle bottle green V-neck jumper or cardigan 
  • Short or long grey styled school trousers
  • Waterproof coat- no logos
  • Black sturdy school shoes or black, dark brown, or navy closed-toed sandals (boots, trainers or high-heeled shoes are not permitted)
  • Optional sun hat- no logos
  • Summer dress: green striped dress. Checked dress are not part of the uniform.

Worship theme of the week: 

The Fruits of The Spirit 

 Galatians 5:22-23 But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; and here there is no conflict with Jewish laws. 

Curriculum this week:

Please note that our curriculum overview for this term is at the bottom of the page.

Our new topic is: Bournemouth to Brazil

  • In English, we will be studying adverts.
  • In Maths, we will be continuing with negative numbers and begin measures.
  • In Geography, we will continue studying Brazil and comparing it to Bournemouth.
  • In RE, we will be learning about people of God.
  • In computing, children will be studying concept maps.
  • In science, we will be learning about life cycles.
  • In Destination Reader we are reading: Kensuke's Kingdom.
  • In PSHE, we will be learning about puberty.


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re- examine 








‘I before e expect after c’ rule applies to words where the sound ‘ee’ is spelt by ‘ei’ 


ough letter string making the sounds ‘oa’ and ‘uh’ 

‘sh’ sound created by soft c 



-cial is usually used after a vowel letter and -tial is usually used after a consonant. 


Hyphens can be used to join a prefix to a root word especially if the prefix end in a vowel and the root word begins with one. 

C0 – to do together 

Re- to repeat or do again 

ough letter string making the sound or  



The children have received their homework sheets. We will share all their learning the week beginning 8th July. Just a reminder that MyMaths homework is also set every Friday. 


We would love to see Year 5 using their extra time at home to read some brilliant books. If children read three times at home, they get a raffle ticket. Please, therefore, keep a quick record in reading logs – your children can write the title in to help! We would also like to encourage children to bring their reading records into school every day.

Coming up:

  • PE days – Please ensure the children are dressed in PE kit every Thursday

Many thanks for all of your continued support,

Mrs Clark, Mrs Tomlinson, Mrs Hall and Mr Legg. 

Additional resources

Below are some other resources that you can use for optional  work at home:

Recommended reading list:

  English reading activities:

English reading activities should consist of reading an extract or short story and answering questions. Guidance here:

  • All activities through this link

  • What are facts and opinions?
  • What does an author do?
  • What is inference?

  • All activities through this link


Remember, MyMaths tasks will be set each week as identified in the weekly web update.  Please ensure that you do the tasks set for the week.  Remember, you also have access to Timetables Rockstars, too.

Remember, the Maths exam is split into three; one arithmetic paper and two reasoning papers.  The arithmetic paper is more calculation based, whereas the reasoning focuses more on the application of these skills.


Daily arithmetic can be downloaded here:  1-4 13-16 17-20 21-24 25-26 27-30 31-34 5-8 9-12.

Reasoning – excellent reasoning resource. You need to sign up for free, but then the download is also free. – access to a range of free papers in a very similar style to SAT tests – please bear in mind that SATs are Year 6 examinations and your child may not know some concepts.