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Brinsley Primary And Nursery School - Year 5

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    Ms D Martin
    Class Teacher
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    Mrs M Scrimshaw
    Teaching Assistant

Class Name: Swifts


Our topic for this term has a geography focus 'Why should the rainforests matter to all of us?'

In this topic we will be learning:

  • where rainforests are located and what their main features are
  • what deforestation is and what effect this is having on our world
  • why the Amazon river is so important to the South American rainforest
  • about endangered animals that live in the rainforest



Our English work will be based on the book 'The Lorax' by Dr Suess.  We will be writing a narrative from the perspective of a character and a persuasive piece about deforestation.

Maths: we will learn about Multiplication and Division, Fractions and Area & Perimeter. 

PE: will be on a Tuesday and we will be developing our gymnastic skills.

RE: will have a focus on Christianity as we explore 'What matters most to Christians?' 

ART: We will be looking at the work of Henri Rousseau and John Dyer to produce art inspired by the rainforests

PSHE: Our work has a focus on Health and Wellbeing and is about Safety, which includes work on drugs, alcohol, tobacco, substance abuse and first aid.

ICT: We will continue our work on coding using Hour of Code.


Please check Dojo for updates and photos.









Welcome to Year Five!

We hope that your child enjoys being a Swift!
Home Learning/ short notice school closure

Should your child be absent but are not officially isolating due to symptoms or advice from Public Health England or the NHS, below are a list of useful websites in which you can access in order to provide your child with age appropriate work.


White Rose Home Leaning:


Top Marks:

Maths is Fun:



BBC Home Learning:

Bug Club: (your child will have been given an access code)




In KS2, children will be asked to complete the following homework tasks weekly:

  • Spellings
  • Times Tables Rock Stars (3 - 4 mins per day)
  • Read at least 3 times a week (but remember our challenge is to read 5 times!)

In addition to the above, you might be asked to complete a topic-based homework such as a piece of art work or conduct some research at home.  When this happens instructions will be placed on the class Dojo page.

You can, if you choose to, complete a piece of home learning linked to our learning, and bring it into school to share with our class.



Children will be given a list of age-related spellings. Spellings will be given out each week on a Friday and tested on the following Friday. As well as learning the words, it would be useful for children to have a go at putting these into sentences (this does not have to be written down).

Times Tables

Times tables are a crucial part of maths, underpinning everything that we do, so I would strongly recommend regular practise. 

Children have their own log in to Times Tables Rock Stars which we encourage the children to access regularly, at home and at school.

The following website also has suitable games for children to practise their times table facts too. (Hit the Button is particularly popular with the children!)


PE this term is on a Tuesday. Children should come to school wearing their PE kit.

Earrings need to be removed or taped over for lessons and longer hair needs to be in a bobble.

We will continue to take part in the Daily Mile, weather permitting.


Water Bottles

Children are encouraged to bring water bottles with them to school each day; they will have access to them throughout lessons but will remain in the class at lunch time.  You may wish to send an extra drink in their lunchbox.

Healthy Snacks

We encourage your children to bring healthy snacks into school such as fruit, vegetables, cereal bars, crackers etc.



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