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YEAR 5 2020 - 2021

Mrs Bours

Mrs Lord

Mrs Fish

Mr Gee

Autumn Term
Welcome Back Year 5
What a great start to the autumn term you've made!
Each week I shall be updating this class page with important information
about what you need to know - so do take a look! 
If you have any further questions or concerns you can email me at hannahbours@castleprimary.co.uk
Mrs Bours laugh 
 This Week's Homework:
As it's half term, we haven't set any homework tasks for you. You deserve a well-earned rest after such a busy few weeks! However, don't forget to read regularly and keep up with spelling and times table practice by using SpellingShed (EdShed) and TTRockstars.
Most importantly, remember to make time to relax and enjoy yourselves.
Have a lovely week!
Mrs Bourslaugh
Class Routines:
  • When you get to school, please wash your hands before you sit at your desk. We shall be washing / sanitising our hands regularly throughout the day, so if you wish to, you can bring a small bottle of hand gel with you.
School lunch clip art - Clipartix
  • School lunch and snack orders will be taken each morning and charged for on ParentPay.
  • Bring your own water bottle everyday. At the present time we are not allowed to use the school cups or bottles.
  • You now have 2 reading books - 1 at home and 1 at school. You can only change your book on Mondays and Thursdays, so don't miss out! Read regularly at home in order to progress and improve your reading skills.  
  • Remember to come to school in your PE kit on Wednesdays and Fridays. This consists of black shorts / leggings / jogging bottoms; a white T-shirt or polo shirt; a black, Letter regarding PE Kits – Parkside Community Primary Schoolgrey or red jumper / hoodie to keep warm during the day; and trainers. There should be no logos, words, pictures or any other colours on your PE kit.
  • Homework should be sent electronically to school each week.  Maths to Mrs Lord and English to me. Please email photographs or scanned documents by 6pm each ThursdayRewards will be given for excellent effort and presentation.
This Term's Topic:
World War 1 (1914-1918).
We shall be discovering the most infamous war of the 20th Century; the impact it had on our country; how people's lives were changed forever; and why and how we still remember this event today.
War Horse By Michael MorpurgoPrivate Peaceful By Michael Morpurgo
'War Horse' and 'Private Peaceful' by Michael Morpurgo are our class readers.
If you do have your own copy of either text at home, do bring it into school. We shall be reading most days to begin with.
(Please note: there is no expectation that you buy these books, as we do have some in school). 
We will be using our geography skills to locate the countries involved in the war on world maps of the time, and identify those areas where most of the fighting took place.
Our artwork will be inspired by artists such as Paul Nash and Wyndham Lewis, who were contemporary artists of the time. We shall create structures based on war vehicles and weapons and even have a go at tasting some famous recipes from the trenches!
Other Curriculum Areas:
  • Both Maths and Science will be taught by Mrs Lord this term. She will come to our classroom, rather than you moving around school. This is to help us all keep safe and minimise the amount of touch surfaces being used by different people. 'Evolution and Inheritance' is the science topic for this term.
  • Computing will be taught in the classroom wherever possible. School laptops will be clearly labelled and only shared between the same two pupils at all times. They will also be cleaned after each use. 'Internet Safety' and using 'Microsoft Teams' will be the main focuses this half term.​​​​​​
  • PSHE will be taught by Mrs Kirby this term. The main themes are 'Climate Change', 'British Values' and 'Democracy'. 

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Contact the School

Castle Primary School and Nursery

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

If you wish to request a paper copy of information on our website please use the school email.

Main Contact: Miss J Mason

Tel: 01782 433218