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Spring Term

Spring Term 1


Welcome back to another exiting term at Marshfield.

We hope everyone has had a relaxing break as we have a very busy time ahead of us.

There are lots of exciting things to look forward to during this term.

What a fabulous Bake sale for year 5 exit point today.

We have added the recipes we used to our website so that you can enjoy baking at home.

Bake it recipes

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  • we are learning to:

  • Read and understand different forms of poetry, including cinquain and narrative poems
  • Prepare poems to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume.
  • Write in verses using appropriate poetic techniques for example; similes, metaphors, personification, hyperbole and alliteration.
  • 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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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).



Over the next half term year 5 will be following a unit of work on a theme that focuses on ‘Fascinating Forces' This is part of the International Primary Curriculum, and is based around specific targets derived from the learning goals for one or more of the subjects.


We will be focusing on different aspects of Science, Geography, Technology, History, Physical Education, Society and International.


In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How a ball flies through the air
  • What friction is and how it helps us
  • How different objects fall
  • What gravity is and how it pulls on objects
  • How air resistance affects moving objects
  • How water pushes up on floating objects
  • Why some objects float and others sink


In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make a sailing boat or flying paper plane


In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • How countries use natural forces as energy
  • How we can work together to meet our energy needs without harming our planet


All of the work we are going to do has been specially written to help your child reach the learning goals. Children will be reading, researching, writing, illustrating, working on their own and working in groups. We will be checking to see how well your child has learned through particular activities and asking children to explain their work, perhaps to you.


We already know the interest you take in your child’s work. If you can, please discuss with your child the work they have done as the term progresses and let them teach you. If your child has some work to research, please help them, but without actually doing the work. If you have the chance to further their interest in the ideas of this theme please take it, but your enthusiasm and interest is most important.


By the end of the unit, we hope your child has achieved all of the learning targets. We hope they have had an enjoyable time in the classroom. We also hope you have enjoyed seeing your child work with enthusiasm. If you have any comments or questions about your child’s learning, please get in touch


Maths 1


This term the children will be developing their knowledge and understanding about:

  • Fractions
  • Measure


We will also continue to develop our skills with number through all of our maths units.

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, we will be learning to code using a program called Scratch.