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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


'Why should Britain be ashamed of slavery?'

Our topic this term has a history focus where we will be learning about the role Britain had in the slave trade, what it was like to be a slave, the conditions on board the transportation ships, how the slave trade ended and the impact of slavery. 

In addition to this topic, part way through the term we will begin our local history topic 'What's Brinsley got to do with coal mining?' We will be learning about the history of coal mining in the UK, with a focus on our immediate locality, Nottinghamshire and the Midlands.  We will also be visiting the National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield, where we get to go down into a mine!

English work will be based on the book 'Journey to Jo'burg' by Beverley Naidoo.  We will be writing a letter and an argument.

Maths: we will be continuing our work on Fractions and also Decimals & Percentages and Decimals. 

PE: will be swimming on a FRIDAY. 

RE: will be answering the question, 'How do people's beliefs about God, the world and others have impact on their lives?' which will have a focus on the religions of Islam, Hinduism and non-religious world views.

ART: We will begin our work on African Art inspired by the artist Esther Mahlangu.

PSHE: Our work has a focus on 'Similarities and Differences' and 'Diversity'

Science: In addition to our main topic work this term, we will also be learning about 'Living Things and their Habitats'


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 swimming on a Friday. Children should come to school wearing their swimming kit under their normal school clothes.

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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