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Summer Term

Summer Term 1


Welcome back to our final term in year 5 at Marshfield.

We hope that everyone has had a relaxing break and that all the children are ready to work hard. There are lots of exciting learning opportunities in store.


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In English this term we will be reading a story based on issues and dilemmas called 'Sam's Duck' by Michael Morpurgo. We will also be learning to:


  • Recognise & use key words/phrases/ ideas to summarise a paragraph

  • Use adjectives & adverbs created by adding suffixes such as –ful & -ly

  • Write a detailed description of settings and characters

  • Hook the reader using opening sentence

  • Use connectives to indicate the sequence of time

  • Plan a story using headings and storyboards

  • Use flashback as a story feature

  • Write in paragraphs

  • Use commas to mark  adverbs, adverbial phrases & clauses

  • Respond appropriately to each other’s work



As ever we are continuing to develop our sentence writing skills for instance through teaching Alan Peat sentence types.
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This term the children will be developing their knowledge and understanding about:

  • Measure

  • Shapes

  • As usual we will continue to have a weekly focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving as well as arithmetic.


Some of the key objectives are:

Convert between

different units of metric

measure (for example,

kilometre and metre;

centimetre and metre;

centimetre and

millimetre; gram and

kilogram; litre and



Understand and use


equivalences between

metric units and

common imperial units

such as inches, pounds

and pints


Measure and calculate

the perimeter of

composite rectilinear

shapes in centimetres

and metres

Calculate and compare

the area of rectangles

(including squares), and


using standard units,

square centimetres

(cm2) and square

metres (m2) and

estimate the area of

irregular shapes

Know angles are

measured in degrees:

estimate and compare

acute, obtuse and reflex











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We do expect that all children read everyday at home with someone.

Each child has a planner that you will be able to write positive comments in about how well your child has been reading and understanding what they have read. Please ask them questions to help check that they have understood.


 Book Bucks.


There are rewards for 20, 50 and 100 Book Bucks.

Please remind your child of the fabulous rewards for achieving these reading milestones and check that they are completing the associated reading activities. ( There is a lovely selection of activities in our homework books, although this is not an exhaustive list).



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The Big Idea

We live, work and play in and around all sorts of structures, but have you ever stopped to think about how these buildings are created? Throughout history great structures have been designed using only paper and drawing tools. But times have changed, and computers have transformed the work of architects and engineers. In this unit we’ll be using ICT and computing to find out how.

Explaining the Theme

In ICT & Computing, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to create and manipulate 3D models using a range of tools
  • How people use ICT professionally in their jobs and for leisure purposes
  • How to conduct a successful internet search and be discerning in evaluating whether the results are reliable
  • How to share information that we have discovered through collaborating and communicating with others online
  • How to use and combine a variety of software to present data and information, with an awareness of the intended audience
  • How to design and write computer programs using sequences of instructions and variables, inputs and outputs.
  • How to use logical reasoning to debug algorithms and explain how they work

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • What our home countries look like from space and how to use technology to view the towns and streets where we live
  • How to use digital technology to find out more about other countries and make comparisons with our own


Maths 1
Here are a few links to some useful websites;


Homework 1


Following our homework policy ( a copy of which can be found on this site), pupils are expected to:

  • read everyday.  Reading Eggs is perfect for a reading activity at home.
  • learn the times table they are currently working on. All children have access to Mathletics at school and home. Learning activities are set at regular intervals.
  • learn their weekly spellings using look, say, cover, write, check - then to use each spelling in a sentence that makes sense,
  • to continue to work on their IPC project.




Mathletics, Spellodrome and Reading Eggs.


For those children who have access to the internet at home, they have the opportunity to work on activities using these websites which will support the learning we are doing in class. May we remind parents that children are not to share their usernames or password with anyone.


  • In year 5, this is on Tuesday afternoons. Pupils come to school in school uniform, but may go home in P.E kit.

    Kit should only include:

     - Navy blue or black jogging bottoms

     - Plain White T shirt

     - Trainers or pumps (for indoors and outdoors)

     Also, if it has been raining - which, let's be honest, will be most days - children may also need to bring boots or wellies!


    NO LOGOS OR BRANDED CLOTHING (including team strips)


    During our P.E. sessions the children's safety is our priority.

    No jewelry or watches may be worn and headscarves should be secured neatly.


Computing 1

 This term as well as applying our research skills to all relevant topics, our IPC topic is heavily weighted towards using computers.

Watch this space as well as Twitter for updates.