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Welcome to Year 5




Dear Parents/Carers,


After an enjoyable and hopefully restful break, we are all looking forward to an exciting Autumn Term. The purpose of this newsletter is to give you information about this Term.



Autumn Term – History-Local Area Study ‘The Impact of the Victorian Railways in Britain’

Spring Term – Geography- India

Summer Term – History – ‘Ancient Greek Life’


Any artefacts or books which you are happy for your child to bring in and put on display in the class would be most welcome, but please make sure they are clearly labelled with your child’s name.


Homework in the Year 5:

  • Reading – Five times per week recorded
  • Times tables – They will be tested weekly
  • Spellings – They will be tested weekly
  • Maths- Mathletics
  • English/Topic based homework


Homework is distributed on Thursdays and needs to be handed in on the following Tuesday at the latest. Any reasons for it not being completed, please write a short note for the class teacher.


Here at Byfleet Primary School, we expect your child to read at home on a regular basis. We would like to see evidence of this in their reading records five times per week. This supports the expectations of the New Primary English Reading Curriculum. In Year 5, we also ask the children to widen their reading genre by asking them to choose from a small collection of books from our literary heritage. These texts are challenging but also a new requirement of the English expectations. When they finish reading each text they should also complete a short ‘Book Review’ which your child should take home with each book.


In addition to this, our children should be practising their times tables and spellings regularly too in preparation for weekly tests. The purpose of this is for the children to retain the spellings to use and apply them in their work not just learning them for that particular week.


Indoor P.E. will take place on a Friday morning and Outdoor Sports will be on Wednesday afternoon. Your child should bring their named kit in on a Monday and take it home to be cleaned on a Friday. They should have it in school all week to avoid missing a session due to ‘a forgotten kit’! A note will be sent home to parents with a reminder sticker should any part of the PE kit be forgotten.


A ‘Meet the Teacher’ session has been arranged for the 21st September at 6 pm for Key Stage 2. I am looking forward to meeting you all to explain expectations about the coming year and answering any questions you might have.


If, in the meantime, you have any queries or concerns or would like to discuss anything about your child, please do not hesitate to contact myself or the office in order to arrange a time suitable to meet. I am looking forward to an exciting and successful year for all the children in the class.


Yours sincerely,


Miss C Forde