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Term 3

Term 3


I am already looking forward to term 3 and getting lots of things ready for us to learn! Our whole school theme is ‘Take 5’. This means that we will base our topic learning around ‘taking’ a book, piece of art work/artist, a piece of music and a type of food.


I can reveal that our class book will be ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson. Therefore we will be focusing on rivers as our Take 5 theme.


In English, we will be focusing on sentence structures using different types of clauses as well as when to use paragraphs for non-fiction writing. This will all be linked to our class book.


We will be revisiting place value in Maths before moving on to perimeter and area.


This term, P.E. will be on a Tuesday mornings (outdoor) and Thursday afternoons (indoor). As always, please make sure that PE kits are in school from Monday to Friday to allow for schedule changes or extra PE.


Ukulele will continue to be on Monday afternoons.


Please continue to support the work that the children do at school by encouraging reading at home and then asking questions about what they have read to help with their comprehension skills. I have plenty of example questions and question stems that can help with this. Please just ask. Additionally, practising mental arithmetic will help to maintain facts that should be known so that your child can focus on the harder skills we are learning in Maths. This could be anything from number bonds, doubling, halving, times table facts or the related division facts.


Furthermore, please see below for ideas of home learning that you can do based on our topic this term.


I can’t wait to see you all in the New Year!


Miss Aubrey


Year 5 Term 3 Homework Ideas

T3 So Far...


'I have enjoyed reading Journey to the River Sea.' Halle


'Today, I have enjoyed our Avon River trip; going onto the suspension bridge, having lots of fun and drawing the bridge!' Dom


'Yesterday, in Art, we drew pictures of what we thought was lurking in the Avon River so I drew something mythical.' Joby


'I have enjoyed doing tennis in PE, especially how to backhand and forehand.' Billy


'I have enjoyed Art so far this term because we have used our imaginations a bit more.' Rufus


'This term I have found Maths interesting when we have been doing reasoning and problem solving.' Malak

River Avon Trip

Week 4 Update


‘I have enjoyed learning about area because there are different strategies that you can use to work it out.’ Louis


‘I’ve liked finding the area of irregular shapes for example, islands.’ Nojus


‘We have been learning about the Water Cycle and how it works.’ Malak


‘I found out that the Water Cycle repeats itself all of the time.’ Arthur


‘We could be drinking the same water as the Queen!’ Dom


‘I liked learning about explanation texts and I really enjoyed writing an explanation about the Water Cycle.’ Olive


‘We have been using our new iPads.’ Ayman


‘We used the iPads to research facts about the Earth, Moon and Sun.’ Lola

Practising Performing Poetry - thinking about the mood, intonation and tone

Tuesday 5th February is Safer Internet Day


As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online.


You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your child stay safe online.


There is excellent advice and a range of  resources from the UK Safer Internet Centre to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively. Click this link to find out more:


This website:

  • unpacks the issues surrounding internet use
  • gives you help as a parent to talk to your child about the internet
  • tells you how to use safety controls and set up filters on devices
  • has lots more advice & resources for using technology safely

JIGSAW - Celebrating Difference - Poems and Raps

Maths - understanding 4 digit x 1 digit number multiplication using place counters

Library Visit - Celebrating Harry Potter