A HUGE WELCOME TO 5A!

Updated: May 5

Hello! Welcome to 5A.

Your teachers this year are:


Mrs Hall - Class Teacher (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday)

Mrs Dawes - Class Teacher (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning)

Mrs Taylor - Teaching Assistant

Mr Campbell - Teaching Assistant.



We are really excited to start working with you all in Year 5, we have lots of fun things planned for the year ahead.


Summer Term


This term in Science we will be learning about Forces and Lifecycles.In the forces unit children will learn about a variety of forces including gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction. They will explore how simple mechanisms can be used to make work easier. They will observe and explain how gravity causes an unsupported object to fall towards the Earth. They will research the relative effects of the gravitational pull on other planets. Children will carry out a range of activities to identify the effects of friction, air resistance, and water resistance and will consider ways of reducing water resistance through streamlining.

In the lifecycles unit children will learn that plants and animals have life cycles and that reproduction is a part of this cycle. They will recognise that each life cycle has distinct stages but that these can vary between species, for example they may describe and contrast the stages of the human life cycle with three and four stage metamorphosis in insects and amphibians. They will understand the importance of reproduction for the survival of a species.




In Geography we will be looking at Marvellous Maps. We will be further exploring the types of maps that are available to geographers and developing our understanding of the key features of them. We will be looking at a range of different maps, including digital maps, and we will be learning how to use a map to give a grid reference.





In History we will be studying the Ancient Romans. We will be looking at the impact that the Roman Empire had on the life in Britain. We will look at the spread of the Roman Empire, the invasion of Britain and the eventual conquest. We will also look at some of the aspects of the Romanisation of Britain and the rebellion against the Romans led by Boudicca.





In English we will be reading Friend or Foe. Whilst studying Friend or Foe, the children explore the feelings of the main characters and infer what they may be thinking and feeling during their evacuation from London. Children find evidence and detail in the text to justify their views. They consider and explore what the theme ‘friend or foe’ really means, using evidence in the text to justify their answers. They compare this text with other, similar texts in the genre and explore standard and non-standard English by looking at different conversations between the characters. They go on to explore figurative language while looking at the author’s vocabulary choices. For the main composition task, they write a new scene for the novel, paying attention to the features of dialogue, and prepare a presentation about the author for sharing with another primary school or class.








We will also be studying Ultimate Explorers. In this unit, the children explore the Big Question: What makes someone a great explorer? They read the interactive eBook, and use other sources, to research challenges faced by explorers. They understand and explain different viewpoints. They look for evidence about what qualities successful explorers would need. They recap features of report texts and write an advert using persuasive language. They answer the Big Question, planning and writing a handbook for a new junior explorer.






In this unit, the children explore the Big Question: What makes someone a great explorer? They read the interactive eBook, and use other sources, to research challenges faced by explorers. They understand and explain different viewpoints. They look for evidence about what qualities successful explorers would need. They recap features of report texts and write an advert using persuasive language. They answer the Big Question, planning and writing a handbook for a new junior explorer.



In Maths the children will continue to work in their Power Maths books and they will be working on Geometry and Measure.

Please encourage your child to work hard to develop their times table knowledge and to learn to tell the time.


In Computing we will be looking at how computers can be used in systems. In the second half of the term, we will be looking selection in quizzes.





PE kit and PE days

We have 2 hours of PE each week with Mr Wolfe, on a Monday and a Wednesday. Due to new rules regarding Covid procedures and keeping everyone safe, we will not be changing our clothes at school for PE anymore.

Full school uniform is expected on the days when you do not have PE but please make sure that your child comes to school in their PE kit (white or navy polo top or t-shirt, black or navy jogging bottoms and a Booth Wood fleece).




Homework and spellings

Homework is very important as it helps your child to revise what they have learnt in school. It also helps to keep you informed of their progress and the current topics in the classroom. Homework will be set every Friday and will be expected to be completed by the following Friday.


Things we need

  • A bottle of water (no juice please in case of sticky spillages).

  • A healthy snack for break.

  • Fridays are 'treat' days, so your child can bring a treat for their snack. Alternatively, your child can bring 50p for our school tuck shop which will allow them to buy a sausage roll/drink (50p each).

  • Book bag with reading book and reading record.

  • Year 5 children are able to take their iPads home with them to work on but these must be brought into school every day fully charged.


Contacting the staff

As a team, we are always here for you. If you need to discuss anything with us please either make an appointment to speak to us with the office or contact us using the email address below:


year5@boothwood.leics.sch.uk


Many thanks fro your continued support.


The Year 5 team.











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