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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 5 Class 12

Class Teacher - Mr Furnival

TA: Mrs Harris

Are you ready for Spring 1?

Here is what we have got coming up for you...


Our creative curriculum topic for this half term is: Stargazers!


In English this half term the children will be focusing on a range of writing genres such as; mnemonics, myths and legends, free verse poetry, newspaper reports and graffic narratives.


This topic is science based and the children will be covering a lot of scientific information. They will be leading research all about the universe and conducting scienific experiments that link to our space topic.


This half term the children will be focusing on various aspects of mathematics:

  • Roman numerals
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Geometry: Refelections and translations
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages



In PE this half term Ed Start will be taking the class each Thursday afternoon to build specific skills.


Important Information


Spelling Test

The children are tested each Friday.  Every Friday, all children will take home a different set of spellings aimed at Year 5/6 - all children are expected to have a go at these, despite possibly being more difficult than their usual spellings.


Library Books

Our library session is usually on a Wednesday afternoon.  The children can renew or exchange their book on this day. We have also sent home reading records for the children to complete themselves. They will need to read for at least 10 minutes a night and answer up to 3 questions that are in the front of their reading record.


Learning Logs

Learning Logs will be given out on a Friday and should be returned for marking and feedback by the following Wednesday.  Children will be given tasks linked to the week's work as a way of revising skills/knowledge learnt that week.  There will a maths, literacy and topic (or science) task to complete.  In addition, the children are encourage to learn spellings and the times table (and related divisions) that they are currently working on.  Please encourage your child to complete their Learning Log to a high standard - the children are currently learning how to write using cursive script (an example of this is in their Log). 

Please feel free to come and see me if you have any questions.