Brinsley Primary & Nursery School

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Brinsley Primary School - Year 5

    Who’s in the class

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    Miss E Hodgkin
    Class Teacher
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    Mrs M Scrimshaw
    Teaching Assistant

Class Name: Swifts

This term our topic is:
Fallen Fields

The Sun sets on the battlefields of France and solitary bugle sounds the Last Post.

Known as the war to end all wars, the First World War was a conflict that had a devastating effect on millions of people across the world.

What started this global tragedy? What was life like for families on the home front as they waited for news of the loved ones who were missing in action? How did the soldiers endure the terrible conditions in the trenches? How was a fragile peace finally achieved?

We will always remember the fallen. 

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.

Alongside written homework, you will be able to access Maths with Parents with your children.

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.

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 Monday, and tested the following Monday.

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 a Tuesday morning. 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 begins to get 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.



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