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Beckford Primary School

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welcome to year 5

Hello and welcome to Year 5 class page. Here is where you can find out more about what we are currently learning. As the school year progresses, we will be showing you pictures and examples of the exciting learning that goes on in year 5. Please take time to read the letter sent home with some more information on how you can help your child at home with their learning. In Year 5 we are all committed to the learning of children in the classroom and want to make sure that everyone in the class develops as a learner and a member of the community.

Year 5

Dear Y5 Parents and Carers,


Welcome to the Summer Term!

Our topics for this term are ‘Sun, Moon and Earth’ and ‘Invaders and Settlers’ in which we study the Vikings and Normans. You could support your child’s learning by visiting the library to read information books, the Science Museum or the Museum of London. A list of useful sites is on the Y5 page of the school website.

Letters about trips and other events will follow shortly. Our first trip is to the CRICK discovery lab to use their science equipment.

Maths will cover a range of topics including the use of the four operations, fractions, decimals and percentages. We ask that you spend time at home making sure the children have instant recall of their times tables and related division facts to 12x12.

PE for Year 5 will be on a Tuesday afternoon. Children will need to bring a PE kit to change into and a pair of trainers. If there is a medical reason that your child is unable to do PE please send in a note.

We would like to remind you that school starts at 9 o’clock and children can come up to the classroom from 8:50. Make-up and jewellery, with the exception of stud ear-rings and a watch are not allowed. All children are expected to wear full school uniform, including dark shoes, at all times.

Home learning this term will include: fortnightly spelling lists, weekly maths homework on paper and weekly English homework on the VLE. As always, we expect children to read at home for at least 20 minutes every day and complete their reading records.

We now use the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) weekly for homework. Your child already has a log in and password, and has had training at school.  Please ensure they are logging in to check homework on a Friday. The deadline is always Wednesday.

If you should have any questions or concerns regarding your child, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Louise Kwa, Debbie O’Brien and  Claire Dinata.



A to scale model of the solar system:


bbc explore the solar system:


bbc explore the universe:


giant stars to scale inc solar system:


Planets images from NASA:

Explore the nine planets – fact files:




The Vikings

The Normans