Year 5 w/b 16th October

Date: 20th Oct 2023 @ 8:22pm

I can't believe we have already completed half a term in Year 5! It was so lovely to talk to you this week and share how well the children are doing in school and hear more about them at home. 

In English, the children have written and published their guides to delivering in the Whispering Woods. We certainly have some business owners and advertisers of the the future amongst the class as they boldy marketed their companies and issued rules and guidance for their employees. I hope to share photgraphs of their completed work after half term.

In Maths, we have completed our unit on addition and subtraction. Many of you asked about how to support children at home and we will endeavour to add things to the blog as the arise. Some of the more recent lessons have certainly been more challenging for children and some children have missed lessons due to illness. You could try some of the questions attached to the blog if you would like to support children at home.

Next half term we will be encouraging children to improve their reading speed and fluency. It is important that children have a reading book within their reading range to support this aim. We will ensure all children have a book within their range in school as well if as a 'reading for pleasure' book if they wish. Reading ranges are written in the children's planners and you can check the level of a book or find books of a certain level here. Accelerated Reader Bookfinder UK & Ireland - Welcome (

In history, children completed their topic on slavery focussing on Harriet Tubman. They discovered lots about this remarkable woman. Their history knowledge was also very useful in their Design Technology day on Wednesday when they designed and stiched panels for a freedom quilt based on the many signs and symbols used on the Underground Railroad. They built on sewing skills in previous years using blanket stitch, laced running sticth and cross stitch.

Children completed their unit on The Bible in RE looking at how Christians might respond to events in the world. We watched Newsround which contained a an explanation of the conflict in Israel and Gaza. It explained things very well for children in Year 5 and they were confidently able to use their learning from this half term to explain how Christians around the world may respond.

We also completed our first Spanish unit and the children can now confidently say hello, ask somone's name and how they are, respond with their own answers, count to 10 and name 10 colours in spanish. They also know where Spain is on a world map, the countries which boarder Spain and some the customs, traditions and foods.

Sadly, we said goodbye to Miss Richardson today as she completed her teaching training. We are so glad she was able to complete her final placement at Brereton and wish her the very best of luck in her career. She has promised to stay in touch and we look forward to hearing from her. 

It has been a exciting final day of the half term with pumpkins of Peace, Prayer and Light and we would like to wish everyone a lovely half term holiday!

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Brereton C E Primary School

School Lane, Brereton Green, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1RN

Administration Assistant: Mrs S Henderson
or Senco: Richard Cotton

Tel: 01270 918931


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