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Marlbrook Primary School




Dear Parents and Carers,


We are all very excited to be back in school.


English: We will be recapping previously taught grammar and punctuation, before moving onto Year 5 objectives. We will be writing across a range of genres, including a character and setting description, a non-chronological report and a story, which includes direct speech. Our book for this term will be Cosmic by Cottrell Boyce.


Maths: We will be focusing on consolidating and extending our knowledge of place value before progressing onto the four operations.


Science: We will be investigating the properties of materials and how they change. We will also learning how human children change into adults and comparing human lifespan to other animals.


PE:  This term we will be playing quidditch and tag rugby during our PE lessons.

The PE days for each class are:

5H - Monday (outdoor) & Wednesday (indoor)

5AK - Tuesday (outdoor) & Wednesday (indoor)

5S – Wednesday (outdoor) & Tuesday (indoor)

Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school on the days in which they have PE, including appropriate footwear and warmer clothes for outdoor PE, especially as Summer draws to a close.  


Foundation: Our history topic is the Ancient Greeks, where we will study Greek life, their achievements and their influences on the western world. In Geography, we are locating world countries using longitude and latitude and investigating biomes and vegetation belts.


Art & DT: In art, we will be developing our drawing and painting skills. Whilst, in Design and Technology, we investigating nutrition and healthy food choices.


Spanish: We are going to be learning vocabulary linked to the clothing and food.


Music: We will be learning how to play the recorder and will be practicing songs for our Young Voices concert.


RE: We will be learning what it means to be a Muslim in Britain today and why Christians believe Jesus was the Messiah.


Computing: This term there will be a particular focus on coding, in addition to starting the term with reminding ourselves about how to be safe online.


Our Year 5 Team

5H - Mr James

5S - Miss Smith

5AK - Mr Anderson-Kirby


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.