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Year 5 (5TB & 5FE)

Welcome Back (What's the Big Idea?)

We hope you all had a good holiday and are now all refreshed and ready for the start of this year.
During the year we will be looking at 'Big Ideas', which starts off during Autumn term with British Culture (Democracy, Rule of Law) & Ambition, Tragedy and Despair. During the Spring term, we will be looking at Adventures, Life Skills and Abandonment. We finish our Summer term by looking at Strong female leaders, Fairness & Equality and Friendship, Loneliness & Belonging.

Educational Trips and Visits

During this year, we have several visits and trips planned, which include Sherwood Forest, a visit from the Royal Shakespeare Company, visit Tywcross Zoo,  a Celts and Romans day & a trip to the Holocaust Museum.
More details regarding each of these will be provided via MarvellousMe nearer the time.


Each week, your child will have a set of words to learn and remember. Please do spend just 5 minutes a day going over their spellings with them.


Books this Year

Our focus books this term are I was there… Boudica’s Army – Hilary McKay

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There... Boudica's Army is a fast-paced and fascinating account of a young girl in the Iceni tribe in AD 60. As Queen Boudica leads her people to march on Roman-occupied Colchester, young Kassy's beloved pony, Honey, is stolen away and taken to war. Will Kassy be able to find her and bring her home safely? Brilliantly reimagined and tied in with the new primary curriculum, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid first-hand account of a child's experience of life in ancient Britain.

Letter to the Lighthouse – Emma Carroll We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren't even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and definitely not when German bombs had been falling on London all month like pennies from a jar.


P.E. takes place every week on Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has their bag with them.

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