j Y5 - Barnton

Welcome to Spring Term in Year 5!



In English, we are exploring journey tales, starting with The Hunter by Paul Geraghty.  This story is set in the African savannah, where a young girl goes on a journey of discovery when she stumbles on an orphaned elephant.  Alongside this we will also be reading The Child’s Elephant as our class reading text.


In Maths, we are continuing to focus on fractions, where we will be building upon our ability to add, subtract, multiply and compare.  Later in the term we will move onto decimal numbers and percentages.


Our Science topic of Living things and animals including humans will link closely to our English texts as we discover different types of plants and animals, and looking at their life cycles.



This term we are expanding on our local geography by looking at a study of our wider community including Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Staffordshire.


Our Wider Opportunities music lesson continues every Tuesday afternoon. We have now all learnt five notes on our various instruments and are also able to read musical notation.  You will have the opportunity to see our progress during out Class assembly.  Additionally, we are really excited about our trip to The Bridgewater Hall to play with the Halle orchestra.

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The School Week

To help support your child through their busy days at school, please can you make sure they have everything they need to fully participate and achieve their potential.


Reading is key to a child’s development and progress. We try and expose the children to lots of different written material at school – novels, poems, magazines, text-books, recipes, instructions – as through reading, children gain knowledge and inspiration. We also ask that you read at home with your child four times a week, and that it is recorded in their Planner.

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 The Planner is also a great way to communicate with staff, as we read them every day and can respond to your enquiries, as drop off and pick-up times are often very busy.


ANY QUESTIONS? Please feel free to ask if you have any questions through the year. We are available after school or phone the school office and we will return your call. You can also use your child’s diary to send a message.


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Thank you for your continued support

 Mrs Wieckowski and Mr Munro

 A school of Opportunity: Inspire, Believe, Achieve!