Spring Bank Primary School

Year 5 Summer HT1 Newsletter


Dear Parents and Carers,


This half term our topic is ‘Awesome Egyptians’ in which the children will be learning all about Ancient Egypt.  In literacy we will start with narrative writing, with a focus on writing to create an atmosphere in a mystery story. After that we will be looking at writing a balanced argument then a myth / legend from Ancient Egypt. In mathematics we will be working on fractions, decimals and percentages.


In science we will be looking at forces. The children will be investigating the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction. Art will be linked with the topic work and the children will be creating an Egyptian Death Mask.


I will teach the class for the majority of the week apart from Thursday afternoons where Jessica Freitas will be leading the ukulele lesson for the first lesson. The second lesson will be French and the class will be taught by Mr Brawley.


This half term the children can look forward to our trip to Bagshaw Museum on Wednesday 2nd May.


PE will be on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Both sessions will now take place outdoors. Please ensure your child has their PE kit which must be a white t-shirt, blue/black shorts and a separate pair of trainers suitable for sport. Please note baseball trainers and pumps are no longer allowed.


Guided Reading is every Thursday morning and homework will be set each week. The task must be completed for the next lesson and if time is not available at home then the children can attend Homework Club which is held in the Computing Suite each lunchtime. It would be greatly appreciated if you can help or remind your child to ensure they have completed the task. Spellings will be given on a Monday morning to be tested on a Friday morning. Children will have a weekly times tables test each Monday afternoon.


If you have any questions then please feel free to contact me at school.




Miss Johnson

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