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Year 5 Mr Francis



            Mr N Francis - Class Teacher

             Ms P Bradshaw - HLTA

Ms E Thomas - LSA (Tuesday, Thursday pm)

Mrs H Dickson - LS (Monday, Wednesday pm)



Term 4 

Message from Year 5 Team


Thank you for all your hard work over the last two terms.  Have an amazing Easter and we look forward to seeing you soon.


Attending School 

The school day starts at 8.35am.  A member of staff will open the main gate on Church Road for your child to come into the playground.

Please do NOT send your child to school if they are unwell or have any Coronavirus symptoms. Let the school office know if your child is not attending and the reason for absence.

The school day ends at 15.20.  Again a member of staff will open the main gate, on Church Road, for you to enter the playground collect children and leave via the top playground gate.

School Dinners are available.  The menu can be found on the website under parent and lunch menus. 


Please ensure your child is wearing warm clothes and sensible footwear.  It is colder in the classrooms than usual due to windows and doors being kept open for ventilation.

Dates for your diary;


Friday 19th March - Comic Relief Red Nose Day.  Your child can come to school in non-school uniform.


June - Year 4 and 5 Camp

Term 4 and 5 The Rise of Baghdad

Period Overview

Between the 8th century and the 13th century the Islamic empire expanded throughout the Middle Ages to become one of the largest empires in the history of the world. It controlled the Middle East, northern Africa, parts of Spain and parts of Asia into India. While Europe was languishing in the dark ages, the Middle East was experiencing a time of economic prosperity and scientific advancement. This time was known as the Islamic Golden Age. This period lasted from around 790 CE to 1258 CE. The cultural centre during this time was the city of Baghdad which also served as the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate. Children will learn about this empire relating and comparing it to empires they have learnt about in the past and answer enquiry questions that develop their understanding of ancient civilisations.


Knowledge Organiser Term 5 & 6

Class Book

We are loving the book that we have started in the classroom together, ‘The Explorer’ written by Katherine Rundell.   Our next book for terms 5 and 6 will be A Thousand and One Arabian Nights by Geraldine  McGaughrean.  

Classroom Reading Books


The year 5 pupils have been given a book to keep in school and read in during independent reading and at other times during the day.  We swap these books as the children finish them.  The children also have the opportunity to tell others in the class what they are enjoying about the book, who their favourite characters are and what they think may happen next.



Reading Books at Home

Every child has been given a reading book for them to read at their own pace.  Please aim to read with your child at least five times per week and record this in their Reading logs.

When the books are completed please return them to school for them to be changed.



The children have been having lots of fun learning all about forces and making marble runs.



Physical Education


Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday pm.  Please ensure your child has the appropriate kit in school on these days.


We are also skipping for two minutes per day, as part of Skip to be Fit and running a mile around the playground to travel the world.



So happy to be back at school

Spelling Shed

We are using Spelling shed for day to day activities and challenges.  Please use this link to access Spelling shed.  


   Spelling Shed

Reading Eggs

Reading Eggs is a fabulous app used by school to support the children's reading and comprehension.    Please use this link.


Maths Shed

Please use this link to access Maths Shed.   


Useful Links