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Welcome to Year 5
Mrs Apostol

Mrs Milbourne & Mrs Harbour

Your rocket needs to be a 2 litre bottle.

I hope you had an eggcellent Easter break and are ready for lots of exciting new learning.


Our topic for Summer 1 is called ‘Our Place’ where we will be investigating our local environment. We will be exploring our school grounds and auditing the use of its different areas. We will be using geographical fieldwork skills to explore our area and discover what it is like and what changes it has seen over time. We will be investigating our school for bats and any other animals, and trying to find ways of inviting more animals into our school grounds. If any of your parents/grandparents can share any information with us about the history of Binley Woods or old photos that would be great!

In English this half term, the children will focus on a narrative unit – Skellig. They will have the opportunity to investigate emotive and appealing language which creats a feeling of wonder and intrigue. They will investigate different characters, consider their feelings and really get stuck into some descriptive writing themselves. They will begin the half term with writing diary entries.

 Please can your child bring in a note book where they can write notes to support them in their Grammar, this will need to be in school every day. This will be a useful resource for them to refer to prior to assessments as well as supporting them in long writing tasks.


In Maths we will be revising the four calculation methods, Multiplying numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers as well as grid method… we will also be Solving problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the meaning of the equals. After that, we will consolidate learning on decimals, and co ordinates.


In our science lessons, the children will learn about Vibrations. They will discover how they can change the pitch of a plucked note, they will find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it. They will discover how they can use air to make music as well as making their own telephones!


Homework will continue in the same way with all homework given on a Friday. Class letters with information on how you can support your child with their homework will not only still be placed on the website but will be printed off and be sent home with your child every Friday. Thank you for supporting your child in encouraging them to read daily, for those children who do read daily I have seen a significant positive impact.

Please remember to keep on practising all 12 times tables as they need to be learned so that they are on the tip of the tongue as well as being able to confidently tell the time, after all these are life skills.


The children have worked really hard on their reading comprehension skills, thank you for supporting me to support them with their extra reading homework. Because of their hard work and effort they made last half term in completing the extra sheets and the launch of Accelerated Reader, they will no longer need to complete the extra reading comprehension sheet.


P.E. lessons this half term will continue to be on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. Children need to make sure that they come into school with the correct P.E. kit on both of these days. If possible, please ensure P.E. kits are left in school throughout the week.


If you have any queries or questions about any of this information please do not hesitate to come and see me. I look forward to a brilliant term of new learning.


Yours sincerely,


Mrs Apostol



Automata Kits. We had a fantastic morning making our auromatas, the children (and parents) had a fantastic time and really used their creativity and core learning skills.

Year 5 performed their fabulous Talk 4 Writing in assembly this week

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Talk 4 Writing

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Receommended Reading for Year 5

Calculation Policy - Year 5

Links to activities which support our topics

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  • Coombe Drive, Binley Woods, Coventry,
  • Warwickshire, CV3 2QU
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