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Welcome to Year 5, Miss Burgon is your class teacher.


In the Year 5 class we also have Mrs Golding and Mrs Clarke as our TA's

Please note that our PE days for this half term are Monday and Tuesday.  Remember to come to school already changed into your PE kit on your PE days.  Swimming will begin on Tuesday 4th June, don't forget to bring your swimming kit with you to school on that day!  Other swimming days are:  11th, 18th, 25th of June and 2nd July.

Don't forget out exciting Ancient Egypt day on the 10th June!

Bikeability is 10th, 11th and 12th 

Our Topic this Term is the Ancient Egypt

Week 1

When was the Ancient Egyptian period?

Week 2

Where is Egypt located – how is it different today?

Week 3

How significant was the River Nile to the Ancient Egyptians?

Week 4

How did archaeologists find out about life in Ancient Egypt?


Week 5

Why did Ancient Egyptians take part in mummification? 

Week 6

What was the importance of the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt?


Week 7

Which Gods did the Ancient Egyptians worship and why?



Homework: A homework sheet will be given out at the start of term. One piece per week to be completed until the end of term.

 In Literacy, the children will read a range of texts based around                 our Ancient Egypt topic                       

Over this term, we will be writing a recount all about our Ancient Egypt day. Take part in the young writers competition where the pupils will travel back in time and mini saga adventure. Furthermore, we will use different mediums such a videos to produce  even more fantastic writing!






tomb raiders ko.pdf


class timetable.pdf


parent overview s1.pdf



We will use the texts to develop our reading and writing skills.

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We are covering the following skills in Numeracy this term:



Use known facts to add and subtract decimals within 1

Add and subtract decimals across 1

Add decimals with the same number of decimal places

Subtract decimals with the same number of decimal places

Add decimals with different numbers of decimal places

Subtract decimals with different numbers of decimal places

Efficient strategies for adding and subtracting decimals

Decimal sequences

Multiply by 10, 100 and 1,000

Divide by 10, 100 and 1,000

Multiply and divide decimals - missing values

Negative Numbers

Understand Negative Numbers

Count through zeros in 1s

Count through zeros multiples 

Compare and order negative numbers

Find the difference

Converting Units 

Kilograms and kilometres

Millimetres and millilitres

Convert units of length

Convert between metric and imperial units

Convert units of time

Calculate with timetables  

  It is ESSENTIAL that your child fluently knows their times tables both division facts and multiplication and have quick recall on these. This is ongoing homework for them and is vital to their progress this year - they should have their x tables rockstars password and every Friday whoever is the highest in their challenge group will be rewarded and they will be celebrated in class. If you do not have it then please email me.


We are very excited to be starting work on our new values system when we come back in school in January.  Each week we have a new value – 12 in total.  Our first value will be Respect.  The children will have an assembly Monday morning about how to show and give respect to others both in school and at home!  We will be expecting this to be demonstrated to all members of our Coppice community,  it is important that even when we move onto a new value, the old one isn’t lost.


Our new core values will now form the basis of our ambassador passports (these have now been renamed – core value passports and the children can achieve their bronze, silver and gold awards throughout the year for each core value. We will of course keep you informed about how your child is getting on with this throughout the year.


Each week Mrs Seaton will sent out a Newsletter that will reflect the value we are working on so that it can also be supported at home.  We look forward to seeing our children bright and early ready to embrace the new weekly challenges!




Reading as much as possible will really help your child’s progress at school. For their learning passport they must have read three times a week all term.   It is very important that they understand what they are reading a few minutes spent asking questions about what has been read helps children to develop comprehension skills which are vital to their education.  We also have a competition running in school each week. The number of times each child in the class each week is added up and the class that has read the most receives a prize in our Star Assembly on a Friday morning. 


Monday 3rd June                      Back to school

Monday 10th June                 Ancient Egypt Day 

Wednesday 12th June                         Fun Run                 

Monday 17th June                      INSET Day

Wednesday 19th June              Photograph Day 

Tuesday 3rd July                   Last swimming

Friday 19th July                         Sports Day

Tuesday 24th July                     Break up!