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Year 5 – Swindells and Stevenson

Welcome to Year 5 2017 - 2018



Welcome from Mrs Headington & Mrs Harbour (5 Swindells) and Miss Morris (5 Stevenson)


This week

In Maths we have been looking at special numbers; including factors, multiples and prime numbers.  We will be going on to look at division; including division with decimal numbers, the standard written method for long division, and division word problems.


In English, we have just completed writing our own versions of Thor and His Mighty Hammer, from Loki's perspective.  Next week we will be composing our own Viking poetry through writing 'kennings'.


A huge well done to all of Year 5 for their fantastic performances of The Tempest at Norden Farm - stars in the making!



General information


Please can children make sure they have a named water bottle in school each day, and take it home each day.


We have PE on  Fridays, but please ensure that PE kits are brought into school each Monday and taken home each Friday, as there are opportunities for activities that occur during the week. 

Please can children bring a plastic carrier bag for their trainers because they are likely to get muddy on the field.


Please also ensure that all clothing, including jumpers and coats, is named.

Homework - General Information

Each child has been given a homework book for them to write their homework in. Information on the week's homework is stuck into the book or sent separately where appropriate.


Homework - Reading


Each child has been given a reading record to take home and bring into school daily with their reading book. We would like children to record the name of the book they are reading, how many pages they have read on a particular date, and a brief comment on how well they read aloud or what they thought of the text/what happened, and to have this signed by an adult daily. It will also be stamped regularly in school. We would like children to aim to read for at least 10 minutes, five times a week. There will be whole-school initiatives to encourage children in their reading.


Homework - Maths

In addition to specified Maths activities, children should also practise their multiplication and division tables to 12 - a useful website for this is


Homework - Spellings

We are currently learning the Y5 Government Statutory spelling list as part of our spelling activities each week.  The week's spellings are stuck on a sticker in the children's homework books to be tested on a Friday.  Please see below.


Homework Grids

These are provided to enable the children to support their learning in school by having the opportunity to engage in a variety of homework activities from across the wider curriculum. 

This term's topic is Traders and Raiders, therefore the activities reflect this.


We would like each child to complete at least one of the tasks specified.  This will be an ongoing project which they will be given the opportunity to bring in and share on Monday 11th December.