Brinsley Primary & Nursery School

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Brinsley Primary School - Year 5

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    Mrs M Scrimshaw
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Class Name: Swifts

This term our topic is:

Let's travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of Ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. 

Find out about life on the river's fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture. 

Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and age-old artefacts. Find out about powerful pharaohs, and grandiose gods! Make yourself a nemes and you'll really look the part!

Become and apprentice and work for Ramose- he's the chief embalmer at the Beautiful House. Help him prepare a body for its journey into the afterlife. 

Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt- who knows what treasures you might find? 

Welcome to Year Five!

We hope that your child enjoys being a Swift!

Maths Homework

Maths homework is given out on a Friday, to be completed by the following Wednesday. Children receive a well-done-dot for returning homework on time.

The homework will be based on the activities that we have done in class that week, and it is a chance for children to practise what they have learnt and consolidate their learning.

I will be running a homework club on a Tuesday lunchtime for any children who wish to go through it with me.

English Homework

We encourage children to read at home with an adult. This reading can be anything from a novel to a shopping list. 

We ask that a record of this is noted in the children's reading record books. Ticks will be awarded on the chart inside the front cover; one for each time your child has read with you. These then add up to star reader certificates and further rewards.

Children have been thoroughly enjoying Read Theory, answering comprehension questions online, and would encourage your child to have a go as often as they can!

Cornerstones Homework

Your child will be given a selection of homework ideas linked to the topic they are studying. We ask that a small selection are completed throughout the half term and brought into school to showcase to their classmates. If your child has their own inspirational idea for a homework task they wish to create, we fully encourage this.


Children will be given a list of ten age-related spellings. Spellings will be given out each week on a Friday and tested on the following Friday. As well as practising 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

Practise your times tables here:

The secret word is: springsalmon

Times tables are a crucial part of maths, underpinning everything that we do, so I would strongly recommend regular practise. (Hit the Button is particularly popular with the children!)


PE this term is on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. Please ensure that children have a full PE kit in school for these times, and earrings are or can be removed.

Winter Wear

As the weather gets even colder, please ensure that your child brings appropriate clothing including coat, hat, scarf and gloves where necessary. 

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 so 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.), or to purchase toast or a crumpet from the kitchen. 



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