Year 5 2017 - 2018

Miss Spencer

Miss Spencer

Welcome back to the 2nd half of the Summer Term!

I hope you have had lots of fun over the half term and are ready to continue our very exciting Summer Term.

Our focus for this term is India and the text that we will be using to guide our learning is The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.

Our topic lessons will focus on world geography and changes to areas over time. We will be investigating to find out why these changes have happened and predict what could happen in the future. We will be comparing Cheshire to different states in India and finding similarities and differences. 

Our history lessons will be based on the story and growth of the British Empire. We will be learning about what life was like during the rule of the British Empire and towards the end of our study, we will discuss what were the benefits and disadvantages of the Empire.

 In English this term, we will be using a variety of texts and also extracts from our class book to practise our writing skills for a variety of different purposes. Children will be given opportunities to take part in role play scenarios to immerse them in the text and give their writing purpose. The text styles that we will be covering will include: formal letters, poetry, biography, diary entry and instruction writing.

In maths, we will be developing our skills in geometry, measurement, decimals and percentages. We will keep using our reasoning and problem solving skills to create a deeper learning.

Keep practising those times tables at home, as they will help you in your maths lessons.

In science, this term’s schemes of work will be learning all about living things; animals, plants and humans.


You will be able to access an electronic version of the homework grid using the class website. The children now have a section in their journals where the homework grid for each term will be stuck in. I have asked that children keep a record of when they have completed a task by getting a parent/or guardian to sign and date the box.



The children will be given weekly on a Monday. Please make sure that your child learns these spellings over the week as they shall be tested on the following Monday.



Children are encouraged to continue reading at home and keep a record of this in their journals. This can be a book they have chosen from the school library or one that they are reading at home. I will be checking the children's journals to see if they are keeping their reading record up-to-date. It does not always have to be a book! If you have found an interesting online article, maybe a film or game review or even a magazine, this all counts and strengthens your reading abilities.



PE is every Wednesday and Thursday. Children will need both their indoor and outdoor kit with them at all times and these are to stay in school for the whole term. Please ensure that your child has their kit in school for these days. A list of the required Kit can be found on the 'Uniform' section of the school website.


Water bottles

All children have been provided with a school water bottle. These need to be kept in school during the week and taken home to be washed on a Friday.




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Shavington Primary School

South Bank Ave,
Shavington, Crewe,

Tel: 01270 661527

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