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St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School

Celebrating Faith,
Learning and Success

St Botolph's Church of England Primary School

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 - Spring Term 2019

The topic for the first half of the Spring Term will be ‘The Shang Dynasty’ a fascinating period of time in Ancient China. After half term, we will be studying Space and will be visiting The Space Center in Leicester.

The children will be continuing to extend their Maths Mastery skills and develop their reading comprehension through Destination Reader.

The Year 5 Teaching Team

Mrs Nicholls, MIss Venditti, Mrs Plant, Mrs Hill, Mrs Radford, Mrs Wakefield & Mrs Coupland.


PE will be on Tuesdays – children will need to have the correct PE kit for both indoor and outdoor PE. It is essential that hair is tied back and earrings are removed prior to these lessons taking place. Please remember that PE is a mandatory lesson and children will require a note from home if they can’t participate.  Some of our children will be swimming this term and will need appropriate kit for this session.  Children must also look after themselves, by drying their hair and wearing a coat for the journey home, since the weather is very cold this time of year.


Homework is due in by Wednesday of each week. Please ensure that homework is completed to a high standard. Children should be spending approximately 45 – 60 minutes on their homework per week. It is expected that all written pieces of homework are completed in full sentences and that capital letters and full stops are used automatically.

In addition, children should be reading in line with the school guidelines.  Those children who are reading within our coloured book bands should read at home daily, whilst those who are now free readers should read 5 times a week.  Please help your children to fill in their reading record (with the date, the title of the book being read and the pages read), as these will be checked weekly and those children not reading at home will be encouraged to do so at playtimes and lunch times.  As reading records are referred to within Guided Reading lessons, these books need to be kept up to date and in school daily. 

If you have any issues or concerns regarding your child, please contact the Year 5 teaching team who will be happy to assist you.


The children will be given spellings every Monday. We will do activities each day to help the children learn their spellings before they are tested on the following Monday. We will include a copy of spellings in their homework books to enable you to support your child in learning them.

Dates for your diary

Dates coming soon!

Please check the main school calendar (on the homepage) as more dates may be added.