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Kingsdown & Ringwould

Church of England Primary School

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Glen Road, Kingsdown
Deal, Kent, CT14 8DD

Dolphins Year 5 

Autumn Term 2017


Dear Class 5 Parents,


I am writing to give a brief outline of the work we will be covering this term in each curriculum area.



Place Value and the four operations with word problems and reasoning.



In English we will be looking at Greek Myths and Legends in Term 1 and then will be looking at the classic tale of ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens.



Children will be learning about Space and beyond and in Term 2 the children will look at forces. This will be taught by Mrs MacKellar.



The children will be learning about Ancient Greece, looking at how they lived and how things have changed.



Our topic for Geography will be looking at the different biomes that we have on our planet and which different animals and plant life live there and why.



We will be using the ICT suite and the laptops in class to look at how to be safe on the internet. As well as this, the children will be looking at giving clear and specific instructions to prepare them for coding programmes.



This term we will be looking at Creation and incarnation.



We will be looking at rounds and the children will work in groups to complete a project to write and perform a round based on a famous person.



Basketball and gymnastics.

Games will be Rugby and Hockey.


Homework will continue to be given every Friday and collected in for marking on the following Tuesday. This will normally be work from 2 subject areas, and should take approximately 40 minutes to complete. They will also have spellings to learn on a regular basis. Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.

Children will be expected to read on a daily basis and record this in their school diaries. If you listen to them read please write in their diaries how much they have read and how they did. Their diaries will be collected at the end of the week to see how often they read and if they are reading daily, if it is signed off they can earn team points.


P.E. will be on Thursday and games will be on a Friday. Please ensure your children have the appropriate kit on these days. Children are required to take part in these lessons unless they have a written note from a parent to explain why they cannot participate.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and see me.


Thanking you for your support,




Miss M. Savage

Class Teacher