YEAR 5 2019 - 2020

Mrs Lord

Mrs Fish

Mrs Lord


Autumn Term 2019

It's lovely to be back with you all again after the long summer holidays!



  • PE Days - This term PE is now on MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS and FRIDAYS. Please ensure you have your kit in school on the correct days.
  • Homework - All homework diaries should be signed by an adult at home and need to be in school every Friday to be checked by either Mrs. Bours or Mrs Fish.


What are we learning about this term?


Topic: Local Famous People - we are extremely fortunate to have an abundance of historical figures in our local area. We shall be exploring their lives, inventions, achievements and talents, and trying out their skills for ourselves through art, design, games, competitions and drama.


English: All of our work this term will be based around 'Where My Wellies Take Me' by Clare and Michael Morpurgo. This book tells a story of a journey through nature whilst sharing some beautiful poetry about the countryside. We shall be using the outdoors as our stimulus for creating fictional journeys; writing instructions and directions through map-reading; and scrap-booking our own ideas of the nature around us. 


Y5 Science: Human Body - You will be building on prior knowledge of the digestive and skeletal systems of the body to find out about the circulatory system including the heart and lungs. We also have puberty talks booked that will help you to understand growing up.


Y4 Science: Living Things and Their Habitats - This first half term we shall be looking at how to identify, group and classify living things. We shall create classification keys to identify living things from the habitats found around our school. Environment changes will also be part of unit of work; we shall look at man-made and natural changes and the impact these changes have on living things.


Computing: Taught by Mrs Fish and Mr Gee, you will be exploring the new operating system and practising your Microsoft Office skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel). Website navigation will also be covered, linked to our topic work of Local Famous People.


Other subjects will be taught by the following:

RE / PSHE: Mrs Fish

Music: Mrs McAllister

Spanish: Senora Penny 

PE: Sports Coaching North West 


What do we need to remember to bring to school?


Our PE days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please make sure you bring your kit (white T-shirt, black shorts / skirts/ jogging bottoms and trainers). All long hair should be tied back and under no circumstances should jewellery be worn.


Homework tasks for both English and Maths will be given out every Friday, with the work due in the following Thursday. If you do not bring the tasks in to school by Friday, you will have to miss playtime as a consequence. Please bring your yellow homework diary with you so we can record all of your tasks clearly. Remember to ask your parent or carer to sign your homework diary ready for each Friday.


Spelling tests will take place every few weeks to enable us to test you on what you have remembered of the spelling rules and letter patterns we have covered. You will not be given a list of words to learn to spell, but will need to learn how to use the spelling rule being taught.


Please remember to bring your reading book and reading record every day in order to read in class and to an adult if necessary.


If you should have any questions regarding your learning, please do come and speak to me at a convenient time.


Enjoy the sunshine,

Mrs Bours

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Castle Primary School and Nursery

Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop, Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire, ST7 4NE

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Main Contact: Miss J Mason

Tel: 01782 433218