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Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 class teachers this year are;

5JT                                            5AH

Mrs Tordoff                         Mr Howard

    Miss Stowe                        Miss Vickers 

             Miss Robina                          Mrs Cowen             

We give out Maths homework on a Friday and English homework on a Wednesday every week;  please check your child has done it! Every child has a diary which contains their weekly timetable of lessons. They will use this to write their homework in and we may also use this to communicate with you. You can use it to communicate with us too, or feel free to see one of the adults in year 5 before or after school, there is always someone at the cloakroom door.

Homework this half term has largely been very positive and we thank you for helping your children with their work, it has helped an enormous amount and we look forward to this continuing throughout the year.


This half-term outdoor learning continues on a rolling 2-week format beginning with 5JT on the 31st October. Please make sure that your child is wearing weather appropriate clothing for outdoor learning especially now we are entering the winter period. Your children will be outside and engaging in the outdoor curriculum regardless of the weather so it's important that they are wrapped up warm. As for P.E kit we have been largely very pleased with the kit your children have been bringing to school and we ask that they just continue to wear appropriate kit.


We are, once again, having a whole school push on times tables, there are lots of activities online to help your child learn them (you can use the links here to access some great activities):Table Trees,Maths Magician and Woodlands Maths (Eastwood Community School does not take any responsibility for the content of external websites).


Please also make sure your child reads at home every night and you are asking them questions about their books (these can be found in every child's reading record). 


Thank you,

Mrs Tordoff and Mr Howard.


During the first Autumn half-term we studied The Victorians, discovering what life was like for rich and poor children. Our focus in English  is 'Oliver Twist' and the Brontes. We have been writing our own chapter to continue the story and explore the character of Mr Bumble. Through a comparison of the film and the story we have seen to see how the two versions differ. During our Bronte's trip we took part in an art workshop in which the children created some portraits of a Victorian with the aid of a professional artist.



Moving onto the second Autumn half-term we will be learning about infinity and beyond. This topic will be focused around Earth and Space and the world outside of our planet. The children will be learning about the difference between old fashioned and modern space travel. We are using the book The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers as our English focus and the children will be constructing a letter home from space throughout this half term. 



In Outdoor learning we will be focusing this half term on fishing, QR codes and orienteering and finally woodland experiences. These skills will provide a valuable opportunity for your children to enhance their teamwork skills and experience activities they may not have experienced previously.



During this half term we will be working during our enrichment time on Spanish and Music. The children will be linking their learning in these subjects to the wider term theme but we encourage you to ask your children what they have been learning about.