Etching Hill

"Together we can, Together we will"
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  • Please have a read of our letter re: Plastic Free Fridays. Have a lovely half term. Thank you.

Year 5

Spellings Spring 1 - please click this link

Recommended reading for Year 5 - please click this link for detailed list

This term begins with ’Our Most Amazing Adventure!’ as we are off to Laches Wood. The children will be able to experience new activities, achieve things they never thought possible and return to school with a positive ’I can’ mentality that supports them so well through Year 5 and beyond.

Our topic for this term is Allotment, and we will been working closely with the local supermarkets  to find out where our food comes from.  We hope to, once again, involve the local Allotment Society as we discover how we grow our own products. We will use this idea of growth and development to chart our own progress and changes throughout the children’s time in Year 5.

After that we move onto ‘Stargazers’, where we will learn about the moon, earth and the sun. We look at the lunar surface, and the relationships between the planets in our Solar system. We also find out about the ‘most successful failure’ in  NASA history.

In Year 5 we do expect children to take more responsibility for their learning. Our expectations are:-

  • that children come prepared for lessons
  • that children actively take responsibility for checking that they have put all they need in their bags
  • that children will learn their spellings each week along with TIMES TABLES—a MUST for year 5.
  • that children will read a wide range of books for enjoyment at home and will be able to discuss storylines and characters at home
  • Children will complete weekly homework to prepare them for new learning or reinforce prior learning – this may be English, maths, topic or science related.

 Laches Wood information 2018

 Please take a look at the links below:-

Medical Form                            Kit List                Initial letter sent home