Brinsley Primary & Nursery School

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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 C Bamford
    Teaching Assistant

Class Name: Swifts

'Who were the Anglo-Saxons?' 

Our topic this term has a history focus and will aim to answer the following questions...

  • Who were the Anglo-Saxons and how did they influence life today?
  • How did the Anglo-Saxons bring law and order to Britain?
  • Were the Anglo-Saxons responsible for bringing Christianity to Britain?
  • What was Anglo-Saxon art and culture like?
  • Who were the famous Anglo-Saxons and why was Alfred so 'great'?

Our 'Wow' event will be an Anglo-Saxon Day - more details will be sent to you using Dojo.

English work will be based on the book 'Beowulf' by Michael Morpurgo.  We will be writing a diary entry in character, a narrative story based on Beowulf and Kenning poetry. 

Maths: our units are Place Value and Addition & Subtraction

PE: will be on a  WEDNESDAY.  Children should come to school wearing the correct PE kit. 

RE: will be answering the question, 'What can we learn from great leaders and inspiring examples in today's world?' which will have a focus on the religions of Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.

DT: We will learn about different types of bridges and explore how to strengthen structures. We will also create our own wooden bridges and test its durability.

PSHE: Me and my relationships 

MUSIC: our work will have a focus on 'rock' music - 'Livin' on a prayer' by Bon Jovi as well as music by Queen

ICT: Online Safety

 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 Wednesday. Children should come to school wearing their PE kit (White T-shirt, Black shorts or black joggers and Black PE shoes)

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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