Welcome to Term 2 in Year 5

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back! We hope you and your children had a wonderful and restful break together after an action-packed Term 1 learning about ‘Full Power’ and ‘Our Hong Kong’.

We are now embarking on Term 2, which looks set to be equally as busy and fun filled as the last term.

In Discovery this term, the children will be addressing the question ‘What is Our Place in the Universe?’ In line with this, in English, we will be looking at Cosmic and How the Stars Came to Be.

For further details regarding the ‘Interstellar’ Discovery unit as well as an overview of the whole curriculum for this year, please see the Curriculum Handbook and Transition Booklet linked below: 

Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6) Curriculum Handbook

Year 5 Transition Booklet

This overview provides a summary of what your child will be learning this term.

Please ensure you continue to discuss your child’s learning with them. Much of their work is recorded within their Google Drive, Google Classroom and on Seesaw.

With regard to homework, we will be continuing with our regular system and schedule of:

  • All homework set on Google Classroom on a Friday, to be completed for the following Friday. This consists of an Inquiry Question linked to Maths, Discovery or English, and Spelling. 
  • Reading each night. Children are to record the title of their book and the pages that they read in their diaries on a daily basis. Please can you, as parents, sign this too.

Year 5 Celebration of Learning – 17th January 

On Wednesday 17th January, we will have a Celebration of Learning/Open Morning in Year 5. This will showcase the children’s understanding from Term 1, especially related to our ‘Our Hong Kong’ Discovery unit.

Please find linked additional Key Dates for Year 5.

Thank you for continuing to engage with your child’s learning; your support has been so appreciated on the three trips Year 5 have been on in the last term. These learning experiences are so valuable for our students, and they would not be possible without your support. 

This will be a fantastic term full of learning for Year 5.  As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

Best wishes, 

The Year 5 Team