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Welcome to Year 5 Minks! Autumn term!

Welcome to Year 5 Minks! Autumn term! 1


Welcome to the Autumn 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 book about great adventurers. This will inspire us in many ways!

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

  • Hook the reader using opening sentences

  • Use connectives to build cohesion within and across paragraphs

  • Plan and draft a non-chronological report

  • 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. This will be done through the teaching of Alan Peat sentence types, and using other's writing as models for their own.


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

  • place value and number;

  • ordering numbers

  • rounding to the nearest 10 and 100

  • negative numbers

  • multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100

  • addition subtraction strategies

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


Reading 1

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.





The Holiday Show


In this IPC unit, we will be finding out about our responsibilities as tourists, and the impact that our choice of holiday and travel destination can have on the human and physical environment.

The class will learn in a variety of ways in order to demonstrate their understanding in a range of subjects. 


In Geography we’ll be finding out:

  • About a tourist attraction in our local area
  • About the role of our local Tourist Information Centre
  • How maps can give us tourist information
  • About tourism and its impact on regions, countries and cultures
  • How we can create an eco-friendly, sustainable holiday resort

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to create a history tour of our local area/host country

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to evaluate materials used to market holidays
  • How to create our own marketing materials to sell a holiday

In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • About music from different countries around the world

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

  • How to plan a holiday route around the world using QR codes to identify different locations
  • How to create their own translation app for a world traveller to use on their mobile phone

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • What makes a good global traveller
  • How to create a welcome pack for our school/local area
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, Reading Eggs and TT Rockstars.


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.

    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. We will also carry out specific coding lessons using the ipads.