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Year 5

Year 5 - 2023/2024


Autumn Term:

Welcome back to another school year at James Brindley, I hope you have had a lovely and relaxing summer.

Here is our year 5 class webpage where you will find lots of useful information regarding year 5 (please also remember that we do also have a school Twitter account where news and pictures are regularly uploaded).  


During the Autumn Term our topic will be Geography based, we will be focusing on the question, “Why is the rainforest important to us?”. Children will be able to identify and explain the position of different rainforests on a world map. Examining South America, we will begin to understand the significance of the Amazon River and study endangered wildlife in the region. Children will further explore the Amazon Rainforest through our class novel ‘Journey to the River Sea’, a story set in the heart of the rainforest.


Spring Term

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break.  


My latest newsletter and pick and mix homework sheet is now attached so please have a look at these to find out more about what we will be doing this half term.  We've a busy term ahead of us but I'm sure we'll have lots of fun along the way. 

Please see below for a few reminders.



Important information:

  • Year 5 P.E lessons will take place on Wednesday and Thursday.  Please make sure you have your full kit in school on these days (trainers for outdoor kits/pumps for indoor kits).  Outdoor kits will be needed upon request.    Could I also give a gentle reminder that ear rings and other jewellery must be removed on these days (if your child can not remove their own earrings please make sure they are removed before school and not worn on PE days).
  •  Your homework is going to be topic based through a series of pick and mix activities.  A series of activities will be given and you need to pick one to complete each week.  You can complete the activities in any order you like. 
  • Spellings will go home on a Friday and children will be tested the following Friday.  Spellings can be accessed using SpellingShed  (  Please encourage your child to be using SpellingShed as part of their homework routine. 
  • Children should continue to read 4 times a week.  Please sign children’s planners weekly as these will be checked on a Friday.  Anyone who does not have evidence of 4 reading sessions will be asked to attend reading club.  This is a club which is open to all pupils on a Friday lunch time.


I can't wait to welcome you all back!


Mrs Haslam and Mrs Hughes



Attached below is your 'Pick and Mix' homework which is based on our current topic the Rainforest.  This homework task will be your homework up until Christmas.  Each week pick one activity to complete as part of your homework.  Please bring the homework task you have completed for that week into school on Friday.  I will collate all the homework throughout the term before we celebrate all the fabulous work you have completed over this term on our 'homework celebration day' which will take place on Thursday 7th December.  




Year 5 letters

Previous Cohorts 

Year 5 – 2018/2019

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