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Year 5 5A 2020 - 2021


We're looking forward to a wonderful year of learning and growing together!

Our Class Teacher is Mrs Ali

Our Teacher Assistant is Mrs Cavanagh.

Please contact me via the should you require any further support or information.

Class Expectations

We will be looking at 3 character traits: Respect, Responsibility, and Resilience.  Any children following our code of conduct will be presented with ‘Dojo points’ which will enable them to receive a reward. Any children breaking any part of the code of conduct will be given a warning, which may be followed by a sanction. At TPS we have a code of conduct that all children are expected to follow. We need your support to implement this.

We are keen to ensure that every pupil attends well and at least achieves our school target of 97%:

  • Children should be in school on time by 8.45 am
  • Registers are taken at 8:55 am.
  • Holidays are not permitted during term time unless in exceptional circumstances. Parents who remove their children from school during term time will be fined.
  • We will give incentives for good attendance.

We believe that it’s important that you look smart in your TPS uniform and represent our school with pride. We ask you to start the new academic year by ensuring that you wear full TPS uniform. Please note the following:

  • ·You are allowed to wear studs.
  • No trainers (including black trainers)
  • No extreme haircuts (including undercuts, number 1 cuts, hair gel)
  • Long hair to be tied back (including boys)
  • Black/brown/blonde elastic bobbles. If wearing a headband it must be burgundy and no large/oversized  ribbons or bows.
  • No false nails or nail varnish
  • No additional jewellery to earrings and a watch.

Our Curriculum this term (Summer 1):

  • English: Children will be reading the book ‘The Lost Book of Adventure’ by Teddy Keen. They will acquire the knowledge and skills to produce a survival narrative and a survival guide.
  • Maths: Children will study Geometry; they will learn about measuring, reading and investigating angles and also solve problems about the angles of polygons. Year 5 will also learn about different units of measure, including time, length and mass.
  • Science: This term children will investigate ‘Animals including Humans’ and learn about the different stages of the life cycle.
  • History: Ancient Greece - children will understand the influence of Ancient Greece in the UK and learn about the life, times and achievements of the Ancient Greeks.
  • Geography: Year 5 will explore the inquiry question: ‘Who are Britain’s national parks for?’ They will understand geographical similarities and differences through a study of the human and physical geography of areas of the United Kingdom and North America.
  • RE: This term children will understand what ‘precious’ means and why we have people and things that are precious to us and the role that these precious things play in our lives.
  • Computing: Children will learn about the world of Augmented Reality and have the opportunity to design an AR game.
  • PHSE: Children will understand how they can help in an accident or emergency.
  • French: This term children will learn to ask and answer questions about family, what you wear, travel to places and describe house and bedroom. Recall family members. Hobbies [incl. musical instruments] - complex sentences combining family members, opinion, hobbies and more justifications in the third person. Numbers 80 – 100.
  • PE: Children will develop their skills in athletics and tennis.

Woodland Learning

We are very excited to be introducing ‘Woodland Learning’, where you will be learning a range of new skills in our forest every week. We want you to make the most of every session whatever the weather, so you will need to be appropriately dressed. Please make sure you wear a tracksuit on your ‘Woodland Learning Day’: Wednesday 
You will also need to bring in waterproof clothes in a waterproof, draw-string bag and wellington boots. As the weather becomes colder you may also want to bring an extra jumper/fleece, an extra pair of warm socks, waterproof gloves and a warm hat.


Our indoor PE session is Tuesday.

Our outdoor PE session is Thursday.

Please make sure P.E kits stay in school all week. Tracksuits (please see school newsletter for more information) will be needed as the weather starts to get a bit colder!

How to help at home:
A home-learning task may be given out on a Monday and should be returned completed on the following Friday.
Children will receive either a piece of handwriting or SPAG activity. Children will have a weekly Times Tables Rock Stars or a Purple Mash game to also complete too.

Every child has a unique username and password for Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS). Your child can practise their speed and accuracy in a fun and engaging way. The app can be downloaded onto home devices for access at home. Your child can also log on to Beebots, using their Times Table Rock Stars login information to practise their maths skills - this can be done daily alongside their times tables practise.  
 Please also try to read every night! Reading records will need a minimum of 3 reads recorded in the reading record. Children who show enthusiastic reading and achieve 5 times in a week, will be entered into the ‘Strive for Five’ draw.

In Year 5, we practise the Year 5/6 Common Exception Words as well as other spelling patterns. Spellings can be practised every night using the look, say, cover, write, check method or the pyramid strategy - one that we practise in class frequently. Spelling tests are every Wednesday and test the weekly spellings as presented in the spelling list. 

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Townfield Primary School

Townfield Lane, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 2LH

T: 0151 652 8498


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