Year 5 - Adders, Foxes and Owls


Summer TERM 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back! We are looking forward to working with your children this term. This page is designed to provide you with the information needed to make the year as successful as possible.


This half term our topic is Natural Planet Earth. This is an Arts & DT themed topic so the children will be focussing on map reading, rivers & mountains and volcanoes and earthquakes. They will be learning how to write news articles and non-chronological reports. This term in maths they will be looking at decimals and geometry.

After the half term break, our topic will be Charlie and Chocolate Factory.  More information will follow closer to the time.


Year 5 P.E. days this year will be:

Owls: Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.

Foxes: Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.

Adders: Tuesday’s and Thursday’s

Your child must have their P.E. kit on these days. Failure to have it is likely to result in them not being able to participate in the lesson. In addition, children will not be able to participate if they do not have the correct P.E. kit. Please see the school website for more information on the P.E. kit requirements. If your child has their ears pierced, they will be required to either take out the earrings or cover them with tape for the lesson. Please remember Cooks Spinney only allows small stud earrings in school.

Homework and Spellings

Homework and spellings will be given out on Friday’s and will be due in the following Thursday. Spellings must not only be practised, but also written into full sentences. If your child does not know the meaning of the word and is unable to find a definition, please make sure they speak to a member of the Year 5 team about the meaning. If homework is not completed, then children will be spending their Thursday lunch time completing it.

Reading Diary

This year we are having a big push to promote a love of reading across the school. It is incredibly important that you read with your children daily, and, where possible, ask them questions about what they have read to support their comprehension. Please make sure you fill in your child’s reading diary.

If you have any questions or concerns at any point throughout the year, please speak to either your child’s class teacher or another member of the Year 5 Team.


Yours faithfully,

Miss Pearce. Miss Farrell and Mr Beaumont