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Brinsley Primary And Nursery School - Year 5

    Who’s in the class

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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 history focus question which is 'Who were the Anglo-Saxons?'

In our learning we will be trying to answer these questions:

Who were the Anglo-Saxons and how did they influence our lives today?

How did the Anglo-Saxons bring law and order to Britain?

Were the Anglo-Saxons responsible for bringing Christianity to England?

What was Anglo-Saxon art and culture like?

Who were the famous Anglo-Saxons and was Alfred really so 'great'?



Our English work will be based on the book 'Beowulf' by Michael Morpurgo.  We will be writing a diary entry as Beowulf, creating kennings and writing our own legend.

Maths: we will learn about Position & Direction, Angles & 2d shapes, Place Value working with numbers up to 100,000. 

PE: will be on Monday and Thursday and we will be developing basketball and netball skills.

RE: What can we learn from great leaders and inspiring examples in today's world? 

DT: We will be investigating, designing and creating shelters.

PSHE: Our work will cover learning about rules and responsibilities and emotions.

ICT: We will cover aspects of E-Safety and will cover aspects of online identity, online bullying and managing online information


Please check Dojo for updates and photos.









Welcome to Year Five!

We hope that your child enjoys being a Swift!
Bubble Closure 

Should Year 5's bubble have to close, all work will be delivered paperless via Seesaw which can be accessed at Your child’s class teacher will provide you with a code. There will be daily face to face opportunities with the class teacher to discuss work set. We will endeavour to provide the children with content as close to that which they would have been doing in class - although some adaptations will inevitably need to be made. 


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

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.




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 Monday and a Thursday.  Children should come to school wearing their PE kit.

Earrings need to be removed or taped over for lessons.

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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