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Welcome to Year 5

Miss Fowler, Ms Dunn and Mrs Harbour



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Welcome back Year 5! We hope that you had a good break over the summer holiday and have come back full of enthusiasm and energy for the term ahead.


Our topic this half term is Mysterious Materials. The main subjects linked with this topic are Science, Design and Technology, Computing and Art. In Science, we will be comparing and grouping materials, separating mixtures, learning how we purify materials and planning our very own investigation! In Design and Technology, we will be researching, designing and making our own sculptures using different materials. We will also be inviting Parents/Carers in near the end of the half term (letter to follow) to make our own Iron Men using scrap metal items, so please keep collecting bits and pieces! Thank you!




In English, we will be using book ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes to inspire our writing. We will be focussing on descriptive writing and improving our basic story telling skills using drama. We will also be studying the poem 'The Coming of the Iron Man' by Brenda Williams. Towards the end of the half term, we will be learning about persuasive writing and letters.




In Maths our first unit will be ‘Reasoning with large whole numbers’ where the children will learn to read, write, order, round and compare numbers to at least 1 000 000. Our second unit is called ‘Problem solving with integer addition and subtraction’ and towards the end of the half term we will start the unit ‘Line graphs and timetables’.





In Science, we will be comparing and grouping materials, separating mixtures, learning how we purify materials and planning our very own investigation!




P.E and Forest School

P.E. this half term will be on a Tuesday afternoon and Forest School will be on a Friday afternoon. However, sometimes there may be unforeseen changes in the timetable, which could mean that P.E. would have to move to a different day. Therefore, it is best if your child brings their P.E. kit in on a Monday and leaves it in school until Friday to ensure that they do not miss any P.E. lessons. Forest School kits must be in school on Fridays. Thank you. 




Home Learning

All homework, including spellings, will be given on Friday and will be due to be handed in on Wednesday (apart from spellings, which need to be learnt by Friday). Spelling books should be in school daily.


  • 6 weekly spellings. They may have an extra two spellings. These are words spelled incorrectly in their exercise books that week. Please ensure their spelling books are in school every Friday
  • Maths Mastery book
  • Please continue to read with your child at least 3 times a week.
  • Reading homework (green book) every half term



If you have any queries or questions about any of this information please do not hesitate to come and see me.


We are really looking forward to this half term and hope the children enjoy our exciting new topic.

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  • Binley Woods Primary School,
  • Coombe Drive, Binley Woods, Coventry,
  • Warwickshire, CV3 2QU
  • | Tel: 0247 6543 754
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