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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Mrs Winfield & Miss Gates 


Welcome to Year 5's page. Here we will keep you updated on what has been going on in Year 5 over the year. At the bottom of this page you will find documents and links that you may find handy to use with your child.



During the first half of Spring Term (until February half term) we will be continuing swimming lessons every Tuesday afternoon. Swimming kit - including a swimming cap - needs to be in school on a Tuesday. Please make sure earrings are removed and hair is tied up for on swimming days.


Although we won't have timetabled PE sessions during this half term, it is important that children still have their PE kits in school every day. Indoor PE kit consists of blue shorts, a yellow t-shirt and black pumps. For Outdoor PE lessons children will need a kit that will keep them sufficiently warm and dry so a tracksuit, trainers, clean socks and a lightweight waterproof jacket would be ideal. 



We expect children:

  • to read at least four times each week - reading diaries will be checked on Fridays so that we can reward children who have read.
  • to practise their times tables on the Times Tables Rockstars app (we will provide paper copies for those who don't have an internet connection).
  • to learn their weekly spellings.
  • to complete a topic project.


Star of the Week, Writer of the Month and Mathematician of the Month


Each week Mrs Winfield and Miss Gates pick a 'Star of the Week' along with a fabulous half termly Mathematician, Writer, and Hand writer. Maths work and writing is on display in our achievement corridor. Have a look at who has received these awards this year... 


13.09.19 - Sofia was our Star of the Week for her fabulous writing!

20.09.19 - Lacey was our Star this week for working incredibly hard across the curriculum, even taking extra work home.

27.09.19 - Ruby showed so much determination at swimming this week - she's even moved into the next group! 

04.10.19 - Ashley has been chosen for Star of the Week this week for his hard work in maths lessons. 

11.10.19 - Kacey was our Star this week for showing huge determination at swimming and finally getting rid of her armbands!

Autumn 1 Gold Praise - Taylor 

Autumn 1 Gold Praise - Casey-Mai

Autumn 1 Writer of the Half Term - Kyra 

Autumn 1 Mathematician of the Half Term - Ruby Mae 

Autumn 1 Handwriter - Kyle W

15.11.19 - Kieran was our Star of the week for trying incredibly hard during swimming lessons - his determination paid off and he has finally got rid of his armbands!

22.11.19 - Our stay for always being Brownhills' Best is Ruby-Mae.

29.11.19 - Ashley was our Star this week for his fabulous diary writing! 





World Space Week - The Moon: A Gateway to the Stars

We had a great day on Thursday celebrating World Space Week. We started the morning with an assembly lead by Miss Birch and then once back in class we watched a video of the take of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon and the eventual moon landing! As our current English unit is writing newspaper reports, we wrote a report about the first steps on the moon. In the afternoon we created some beautiful artwork with Mrs Cox based on an illustration from The Sea of Tranquility by Mark Haddon. 

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Why Must Gunpowder, Treason and Plot Never Be Forgotten? - Stunning Start

This week Year 5 got stuck in to the topic of the term: Why Must Gunpowder, Treason and Plot Never Be Forgotten? We realised that the topic must have something to do with Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 but once we understood what the crime of treason was, we had lots more questions to ask such as: Who has ever tried to commit treason? Has anybody ever been successful? Is it true that people who have attempted to commit treason have been executed? Does it still happen? We were split into the two groups of the English Civil War; the Royalists (also known as the Cavaliers) and the Parliamentarians (the Roundheads!) and completed a variety of tasks. We can’t wait to learn more about this topic!

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Our first week back at school had a focus of 'Dreams'.  We thought carefully about our dreams for the future and we created an 'aspiration tree' with our long term and short term dreams that we'd like to achieve. We then made our very own dream catchers! Have a look at the pictures below.

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Year 5 Curriculum