Benjamin Hargreaves C.E Primary School Voluntary Aided

Every child, every day, to learn, to laugh, to love and pray.

Year 5 - Beech

Welcome back, I hope you all enjoyed the sunny half term!  We have a busy few weeks ahead with lots to cover but hopefully we will be able to enjoy some of the usual summer fun such as Sports Day.

Homework will continue be set each Friday and will consist of spellings and MyMaths.  Please continue to listen to your child read daily; this is still important even if they are on free readers!

If there is anything you need to contact me about please use the class email or ring me at school.

Mrs Barker


Our P.E. lessons will be on a Tuesday and a Wednesday.  The children can come in their outdoor kit for the day.


To begin with we will complete some work based around the Jabberwocky poem written by Lewis Carroll.  We will explore the unfamiliar language used to decipher the meaning of the poem before turning it into a story and creating our own creatures.

Following this we will look at how persuasive letters are written and how to create an effective argument to put forward a point of view.



In Maths we are going to start by looking at coordinates, reflection and translation of shapes.  Following this, we will complete some work on written calculations and mental methods for the four operations.  To finish the half term we will explore the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. 


This half term our Geography work will be based around the comparison between England and Italy.  We will look at the countries of Europe before identifying some of the human and physical features of each country drawing some similarities.  From there, we will look at the similarities and differences between the capital cities and climate before looking deeper at features such as Lake Garda and Lake Windermere and the Alps and the Pennines.  We will also look at environmental issues such as the effect of cruise ships visiting Venice. 


In Science we will be looking at Material Changes.  We will identify how materials can move between states of solid, liquid and gases and how this happens.  We will then think about whether these changes are reversible or irreversible conducting experiments to test this.

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