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Welcome to Year 5


                                              Mrs Burns - Class Teacher     Mrs Holgate - Teaching Assistant                                  

What a busy term we had last term and the next term is looking just as exciting. The first half term we are learning all about the Ancient Egyptians and after half term we will be blasting off as we learn about Space. We also have two very exciting visits planned.


During the first half term we will be looking at a book called Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll by Scott Peters, this links with our work on Ancient Egypt. We will be writing a narrative and a persuasive text. After half term we will be reading Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce for our poetry as well as a flashback.


At Sunny Bank we continue to develop a ‘mastery’ approach to maths. This term, children will be deepening their understanding of methods of multiplying and dividing, as well as fractions and decimals.


Our science the first half term will focus on forces and after the half term holidays we will be looking at Earth and space.


In our first half term together will delve into the past as we look at the life of the Ancient Egyptians. We will be looking further afield as we gaze at the starts and find out about space after half term.

Timetable of useful information


 PE kit needed




Bury Music Service



Outdoor PE kit needed



Please ensure that your child has their reading book and record is in school every day and that they are reading for about 20 minutes each day. This should be recorded in their reading record and signed by an adult.


Please ensure your child has their indoor and outdoor PE kit in school, with the correct footwear for each session, and that all items are clearly labelled. On Fridays they will need warm outdoor kit and trainers. For those with long hair please ensure that it is tied back and earrings where possible must be removed.


Mathletics is set weekly. The children should spend the minimum of an hour in total a week on these activities.

Spellings set and tested on a Friday.

Times Tables are ongoing and can be practiced through TTRS.

Dinner time homework club is available and if children are having difficulties accessing any of the activities. Please ensure your child speaks to myself if they have any issues. 

Useful websites

BBC Bitesize KS2 The Solar System

European Space Agency

NASA Kid’s Club

KS2 Bitesize Grammar


Mrs Burns - Class Teacher

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Please address emails to the school office email and put FAO Mrs Burns in the subject line.  Thank you.

Year Five Curriculum 2019 - 2020

Year Five Parent Curriculum Leaflet