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Welcome to Tiger Class (Year 5)

Hello and welcome to Tiger Class! This is the year where you enter Upper Key Stage 2. In this class I expect you to work hard, always try your best and rise to the challenge of being role models that our younger children will look up to. I also hope that we will laugh and have some fun along the way too!

In Upper Key Stage Two we work on a two-year rolling cycle for our currciulum in conjunction with Year 6. This academic year (2020-2021) we are working through the curriculum plan for Year A, a copy of which is saved below.

Miss Broomfield

Meet the staff

There are a number of staff who will be working in Tiger Class this year.

Important information


PE will take place on a Thursday and Friday and will take place outside whenever possible. Please send your child in in their school PE kits on these days. They will wear their PE clothes all day. In line with school policy, earrings must be removed for PE lessons.

Spelling Homework

Every child has been given a Spelling Home Learning Book. Spellings are set each week and will be tested every FRIDAY. Spelling homework should be completed in the book and be returned to school in the book bag every Friday. I will be awarding house points for spelling homework that has been completed.

Timestable Rockstars Homework

Children are asked to regularly practice their times tables by using Timestable Rockstars online. Each child has access to Timestable Rockstars and can use this via the free, downloadable app, or via the website  - https://ttrockstars.com/ at home. If your child has forgotten their log in and password, please email year5@st-edmunds-pri.wilts.sch.uk. 

Reading Books

Each child will be given up to 2 books to take home and read on a Monday. Books bags should be brought into school on a Friday to enable us to quarantine any books before resending them out the following week. This means that children will be able to develop fluency and comprehension through shorter books or enable children to read more of the longer books, while ensuring we can manage any risks associated with Covid-19. When reading with an adult in school, we will be using school books and keeping a separate reading record. Children therefore only need to bring their book bags to school on a Friday.

We actively encourage children to read a wide variety of materials as well as school reading books. If you are looking for some new books to try, I've recommended some (see below) and also added a reading 'tube map' which gives plenty of suggestions if you like a particular author.

Reading tube map

Term four - key documents

This term we are continuing our two-term geography topic on rivers and coasts. We will start by learning about and understanding the features of coasts, before moving onto coastal management features and considering the advantages, disadvantages and impact of them. Our science unit is life cycles and we will be focussing on comparing the life cycles or a variety of different plants and animals. In English we will be studying Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. 

Below you will find knowledge organisers for both coasts and life cycles. These will be stuck in children's homework books and sent home once children return to school. These are a good way of supporting your child to learn key facts and vocabulary linked to our topics and science each term. We ask that you spend time with your child looking through the information, learning the key facts and completing any activities on the sheet. This gives your child a solid grounding for the learning that we will then be doing in class. 

French - below are the key vocabulary lists for this term's French topic on clothing. Children should regularly practice these words so they can become familiar with them. Practicing these will support their learning in school.

Spellings lists - although your child will have stuck their spellings sheets for the whole term in their spelling homework book, the sheets are uploaded below if you need spares. The majority of children should be learning spellings on the list 1 sheet. A few children will be learning spellings on the list 2 sheet.

Term three - key documents

This term we are going to be starting our two term geography topic on rivers and coasts. We will start by recapping our knowledge of the water cycle, before learning the geographical features of rivers and the impact of dams on the environment. Our science unit is Classification. In English we will be studying  Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet and learning how to write playscripts. We will then move onto a our classic novel study, The Wind in the Willows. 

As in term 2, spelling sheets are stuck in children's homework books and each week's spellings are clearly labelled. The majority of children should learn spellings from list 1, with some children practising spellings from list 2. A copy of this term's spellings is below in case the sheet disappears or you'd like further copies to practise from.

Below is our Rivers and Classification knowledge organisers. Children already have these stuck in their homework book. They should complete the water cycle activity and read and learn the topic and scientific vocabulary as this will support them in their learning this term. Also below is a list of vocabulary for this term's French unit, Quel temps fail-il?, which will also support children's learning in this subject.

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