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Term 6

Term 6


We’re edging closer to the end of year 5 for Cherry class but we still have one more jam-packed term of learning to come – I can’t wait!


Our whole school theme this term is Colourful Cultures. Year 5’s question is ‘What is it like on the other side of the world?’ so we are learning all about Australia! We will be starting off our learning by locating Australia on maps, globes and in atlases as well as thinking about the weather and how this can affect the landscape across the country. We will continue our studies by finding out about the wildlife that calls Australia home, the food that Australians eat and finding out about its history.


This term our text is Holes by Louis Sachar. This book centres around an unlucky teenage boy named Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile corrections facility in a desert in Texas, after being falsely accused of theft. We will be recapping on all of the writing skills that we have been learning this year and encouraging Cherry class to use them independently in their writing – not forgetting the skills learnt in previous years too!


PE lessons will be on a Tuesday and Thursday this term. As always, I suggest that children bring their PE kits to school on a Monday and take them home to be washed on Friday.

Please make sure that your child has the appropriate PE kit in school. This includes:

  • White T-shirt
  • Black/Grey shorts or joggers
  • Daps or trainers

All of the above items of clothing should be different to the one your child wears daily to school for hygiene reasons.


We will be continuing with our Ukulele lessons every week. If your child has a Ukulele that they would like to bring into school to use in our lessons, they are welcome to.


You can help with your child’s learning by making sure they read at home every day. Do keep asking lots of questions before, during and after reading a book to make sure that they have understand what they are reading and to encourage deeper thinking about characters, story line and author’s use of language.


Another way that you can help your child is by making sure that they are secure with their understanding of basic number facts (number bonds to 10, 20, 50 and 100, doubling and halving, adding or subtracting 10 and 100 etc) and times tables/division facts. They should be able to recall these quickly (within about 5 seconds).


I hope you have a wonderful half term break and I look forward to some great fun and learning in term 6!


Miss Aubrey

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Week 4 Update


‘This term, in PE, we have been practising our Hand Ball skills.’ Aman


‘This term in Maths, we have been learning about percentages and converting them into either fractions or decimals.’ Malak


‘In English, we have been looking at formal and informal writing. Diaries are informal but chronological reports are formal.’ Joel


‘We have also been pretending to be Stanley from the book Holes by Louis Sachar, and writing a formal letter complaint from Stanley to the Warden.’ Halle


‘We have been learning about different sentence types for example, simple, compound and complex sentences.’ Arthur


‘We visited We The Curious. We learnt about how the environment is being badly treated by humans.’ Aminia


‘In Topic, we have been learning about Australia, the Aboriginal people and how they communicated through Art.’ Freddie


‘We have also been learning about Aboriginal Dot Art and Dream Time Stories.’ Rufus


‘We performed the dream time stories by dancing and miming what was happening.’ Jakin


‘So far this term, we have been learning about Australia in Topic/Geography. We looked at the physical and human features for example, Uluru and the Sydney Opera House.’ Ayman


‘We have been to the farm! We picked, prepared, cooked and ate Australian food. Whilst the food was cooking, we were allowed to look in on the 1 week old piglets and fed the chickens.’ Dilan

English Role Play - What do you think will happen in the next chapter of our book?