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Bitham Brook Primary School

In a community of kindness where all belong: be positive, be resilient, be creative

Year Five

We have two Year 5 classes - Miss Glass and Miss Gascoigne

Support Staff - Ms Castle, Mrs O'Hare,  Mrs Horton and Mrs Bullingham 


Term 6


We hope you have all had a great break. We have another busy term again.


Despite the weather getting warmer, please can you make sure that your child has a coat, even if just a thin waterproof coat as the weather is still very changeable. Could you also make sure that your child has their name on everything so that they are easy to find. Please can you also make sure children bring water to school in bottles with a screw top lid rather than juice please.


Please could children also ensure jewellery is removed before their PE lesson or prior to coming to school. Please can we also remind you that the children will not need to bring in pencil cases or stationary as this will be provided in class, and that toys and valuables are kept at home. 



Spellings will be handed out on the first Monday of term.  We will not be testing weekly but instead every 4 weeks.  Spellings can also be found on the school website at the bottom of this page

Please continue to read at home.

Continue practicing for times table challenges on Times Table Rock Stars.

Complete any homework set on Purple Mash.


PE Days

Children will have PE on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure that children come to school wearing their Bitham Brook PE kit on these days. 



When the children have PE they should continue to wear their Bitham Brook PE kit into school with the school jumper over the top (if weather conditions require a jumper).  Please note the Bitham Brook PE kit is a plain white t-shirt and black shorts/leggings/tracksuit with trainers.  Other sports clothing is not acceptable as it is important, that as a school, we have pride in our appearance.  It is important that children do not attend school in casual clothing as we want to maintain the children's sense of education being important; pride in their appearance; and belonging to Bitham Brook.

The Boy at the Back of the Class, by Onjali Rauf.

Learning this Term


In Maths, we will be finishing off our unit on Decimals. The children will then be looking at negative numbers, counting forwards and backwards through zero, comparing and ordering negative numbers and finding the difference between negative numbers. We will finish the term looking at measurements, converting between different units of measure.



Our Writing will be linked to our class book, ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Rauf or cross curricula learning.  We will start by writing a biography on the scientist Galileo Galilei which will link to our science topic of forces. We will finish the term by writing a persuasive letter.



During Reading we will be working our way through our class book ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Rauf, and interrogate the text using a variety of skills. The children will be able to continue with their own reading and testing their understanding using Accelerated Reader.



Our PSHE topic this term is called ‘Changing me’. In this unit, children will learn about the changes which boys and girls go through during puberty as well as understanding scientifically how babies are conceived.



In Science, we will be recapping areas of science which the children have found more challenging throughout the year. We will also do a study on the scientist Galileo Galilei.




In DT, the children will plan and make a healthy stir fry. The children will know why eating a range of fruit and vegetables is good for them and may be able to suggest alternative ingredients that could be used.




In History, we will be studying the Vikings and their invasion over the UK from the Anglo Saxons. We will be doing a local study on the battle of Eddington.




In Computing, we are looking at databases. The children will be able to search as well as create databases on their own topics.



Physical Education   

In PE, we will be focussing on the sport of Cricket. We will be developing the skills of throwing, catching, fielding and batting. The children will also have lessons in dance.




We will be discussing the question ‘How has belief in Jesus as the Messiah impacted art and music?’








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