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Chickerell Primary Academy


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Year 5

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Teaching Staff in Year 5

Mrs Bedford (Class Teacher)

Miss Simmonds (Class Teacher) 

Mrs Halls (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Burton (Teaching Assistant)

Miss Heslop (Teaching Assistant)


This term our focus is DT. We will be linking this to our topic work on Space and developing the skills taught in Year 3 on structures. 

In ICT we are going to be working on a project to reduce plastic use in school and in our homes. This will link to our sustainability goals. 



This term we are continuing to teach spellings following the SNIP programme closely linked to precision teaching. We will be grouping the children according to need and will be having daily spelling lessons. 


Home Reading

As the children are now in the top end of the school, changing reading books does become more of their responsibility. We do keep a record of when children change their books and are finding that a small number of children are not changing their book regularly enough. We encourage children to record their reading in their reading record themselves, and any reading done at home should also be recorded - this may not be their school reading book - and signed by an adult to show that your child has read.  Reading is the key to ALL learning and it is even more important as children get older that they continue to read, as often they do not read to their grown ups as frequently as they did further down the school. 


Please remember that we use parentmail to communicate with parents primarily, and all letters are sent home via this method. 



The following homework is set in Year 5:


  • A weekly maths homework. This will be set on a Monday and due back in on the Friday of that week
  • A minimum expectation of 15 minutes reading per night. Please sign your child's reading record each time you listen to them read.
  • Regular times tables practise.


Parent/Carer guidance in relation to homework can be found on the inside cover of your child's homework book. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.


Weekly maths homework tasks and spelling lists are posted below in the maths and spelling folders. 


A reminder that Wednesday mornings are our drop-in mornings should you have anything to discuss with your child's class teacher. 


We thank you for your continued support. 


The Year 5 Team








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