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Summer 2


Welcome to Year 5J

Summer Term 

Please look at the photograph above to keep up to date with our focus for this half term. We are going to be asking, 'Where are we going and who will we meet?' throughout every unit of work. We will be travelling around the world and meeting many significant individuals. I am sure you will really enjoy the topics. I will share our learning further on our ClassDojo page.


If you have any questions do not hesitate to speak to us before or after school or send a message on ClassDojo during school hours.


Mrs James, Mrs Hanson and Miss Kavanagh.



We are using Maths No Problem resources focusing on area and perimeter, volume and roman numerals.


We will also continue our daily fluency, problem solving and reasoning sessions alongside TTRS.




5J are reading and analysing Street Child by Berlie Doherty.


In grammar and punctuation lessons, we will be focusing on the year 5 objectives using lessons from The Natural Curriculum which involves going all around the world and meeting many unusual animals and living things. 





We are learning about Forces



We are looking at The Human World with a particular focus on coastal awareness.



The Industrial Revolution



Why do some people believe in God and some people not?


Life Education

We will be learning about safety and the changing body.



During DT we are designing and making electric greetings cards.



The children all have a home login for Times Tables Rock Stars. Please encourage your child to access the website at home as this will give them much needed practice of the times tables they are unsure of. Children will be taking part in TTRS in class every day.


Please click below to assess the TTRS website


This year, our P.E lessons will take place on Monday afternoons.  5J must come to school wearing their full PE kit every Tuesday. Earrings must be removed and a water bottle and outdoor coat will be required.

This term's focus is athletics.




Every Friday, your child will be given their new spelling lists. Please take time to help your child learn these spellings each week. They will be tested on the following Thursday. The children will be introduced to different methods to help them to learn the spelling rules. To help your child learn their spellings, please encourage them to recap the meaning of words and write them in sentences. Spelling lists will be put on DoJo every week.



We are listening to, appraising and performing music. Reflect, Rewind and Replay.



This will be taught by Technola every Monday. Look on DoJo for further information and photographs of our activities.



Reading books

5J will continue to use Accelerated Reader. They will complete a quiz on every book they read and then receive a new reading book. Please make sure your child reads with an adult every day after school. The children will also be able to choose a school library book which they will be able to change every Friday. It is essential that your child engages in reading for pleasure, this helps to improve vocabulary and comprehension skills. Please support your child to join in with our 'read around the world' reading incentive by encouraging them to read for pleasure for at least 10 minutes every evening.




If you have any questions or are able to support us in any of our curriculum areas, please speak to us before or after school. We are always here to help.







Summer 2 Overview

  • St Thomas's C.E. Primary School
  • Pimhole Road, Bury
  • United Kingdom, BL9 7EY
  • tel: 01617 647565
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