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Year 5 — Ankylosaurus and Dilophosaurus

Class teachers

Mrs. Hannah Bailey (Ankylosaurus) and Mr. Niall Taylor (Dilophosaurus)

Learning Support Assistants and 1:1s

Mrs Di Smith and Mrs Allison Penwell

Phase Leader and Deputy Head

Mr. Mike Pennington

Dear Year 5 Families,

Welcome back! We hope you all had a wonderful half-term!

· Outdoor PE is on a Friday. Indoor PE is on a Tuesday. Please ensure PE kit is in school at all times in case it is needed on other days. (PE kit – white/red t-shirt, black/red hoodie, black shorts or jogging bottoms and trainers).

· Forest School will continue to be on Thursday afternoons. As the weather is becoming colder and Forest School can be very muddy, please ensure forest school kit and wellies are in school. If children do not have a full kit, they will not be able to attend Forest School. Ankylosaurus forest school will be this week.

· Home/School Diaries are checked weekly by teachers. Please ensure these are signed and reading at home has been recorded.


There will be weekly MyMaths and They will be set on a Monday and checked the following Monday so that errors and misconceptions can be addressed. If this work is not completed and in school. your child will need to stay in at lunchtime for 20 minutes to complete an activity.

We expect every child to be reading at least 5 times a week at home and for their home school diary to be signed.

The children are also expected to continue learning their times tables on TTRockstars or by any means necessary! They are doing very well with these so far so thank you for your support and the children’s participation in the challenges set by Mrs Ritchie.


This term our topic continues to be ‘The Great, The Bold and The Brave’. We will also be starting the topic ‘Roots, Shoots and Fruits’.

In History, we’ll be learning about:

· The Vikings

· Alfred the Great, and their place in history

· Invaders and settlers in the Middle Ages

· How we find out about the past.

· Reasons for migration and displacement of people.

In Art, we’ll be learning about:

· Sewing – How to thread a needle, different types of sewing and sewing inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry.

Roots, Shoots and Fruits:

In Science, we’ll be learning about:

· The parts of a plant and what they do

· What plants need in order to grow

· How flowers attract insects

· How plants reproduce

· Conditions for seeds to germinate

· How seeds are spread

Class Dojo

Just a quick reminder about ‘Class Dojo’ stories. We endeavour to post at least once a week something we have been learning about in school. We would really love to hear from you, if your children talk about it at home or any further learning you undertake!


Please feel free to contact us, our email addresses are below. We endeavour to reply to emails within 2 working days. If your matter is urgent, then please call the office to pass a message on or catch us on the gate at the end of the day.

Kind regards,


Mr Taylor and Mrs Bailey.

Term 1 overview 

Term 2 overview 

Term 3 overview 

Term 4 overview 

Term 5 overview 

Term 6 overview 



To support learning in maths and English, Year 5 children have made short videos to explain some key concepts.


Exclamation Marks and Question Marks


Statements and Commands


Capital letters


Prime Numbers and Composite Numbers


Square Numbers

Cube Numbers

Digits and words


Negative Numbers