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 To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we are going to be holding a tea party picnic in the playground on Thursday 26th May from 1.45pm. Please note that we are closed on Friday 27th May for a whole school INSET day. The children can come to school dressed in party clothes and may bring a small snack to eat such as a cupcake, sausage roll or sandwich etc. and possibly a small carton of juice. If you have any picnic blankets to lend (clearly labelled with your name) that would be really helpful. There will be plenty of music, games and fun to celebrate this special day, which the children will hopefully remember for a long time


For our topic 'Circle of Life' we will need jam jars, - the size big enough to be able to fit half a large tomato :) Children can start bringing them in from next week!

This term we will be studying Relationships in PSHE and RSE (Relationships and Sex EDucation) begins in Summer Term 2.

PLease find below the information in our first lesson.

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Topic: Relationships
Lesson Number and title:  Self-esteem -  Lesson 4 - 23.05.22
Overview of lesson:
  • know there are rights and responsibilities
    when playing a game online
  • recognise when an online game is becoming
    unhelpful or unsafe
Vocabulary taught: 

Gambling/ betting

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s class teache

Glue Sticks

Please ensure your child has a glue stick with them for school every day.



Updated PE days:

PE days for Chestnut are Monday and Friday. PE days for Sycamore are Monday and Wednesday. Children to come to school in PE kit as there will be no changing in school.


Word Aware

Our topic this term is Circle Of Life

Please see the attached vocabulary list for our new topic. This list is part of an initiative called Word Aware that we are using in school. We thought it would be helpful to share this list so that you can use some of these words at home when discussing the topic. If your child speaks a different language at home it would be helpful to discuss and translate these words using your home language. 

Word aware grid Circle Of Life 

Spring learning tree 

Knowledge Organisers

Further information about the learning in history and geography is available on our new Knowledge Organisers. These are available on the Chestnut and Sycamore Google Classrooms in the Classwork tab. 



Play Like Share information




Homework and reading records due 

Spelling dictation

PE Sycamore

PE Chestnut


 Timestable challenge 

Wednesday PE Sycamore

 PE Chestnut



Calendar/ Key dates

From Monday 16th May - Money Week 

Thursday 26th - Queens Jubilee picnic - Remember to bring in a small snack! Children can wear party clothes! If your child has a small picnic blanket, they can bring it in but make sure it is labelled.

Friday 27th May - closed for a whole school INSET day

British Museum June 8th (All Day -  packed lunches)

School Diary


Home Learning

Home learning will be set via google classroom and using Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling CGP books. For further information about Home Learning and ideas on how to support your child please click here


Daily (at least 20 mins)

Reading Record books must be brought into school on a Monday to be checked.  We encourage children to write a reflective comment when they have read. Children are encouraged to read aloud often to an adult and discuss what they have read. Children should share their opinions, inferences and/or predictions about what they read. Children are able to change their reading book whenever they need to. 

Y5 Recommended reading list 

Grammar & Punctuation Set on Monday and due back on Monday.

Set on Monday and tested through dictation the following Monday.

The word-lists for years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6 are a mixture of words learners frequently use in their writing and those which are often misspelled. Some of the listed words may be thought of as quite challenging, however with enough practise and resilience we know you will get the hang of them! 

Year 3 and 4 Word List

Year 5 and 6 Word List

Maths Set on Monday and due back on Monday.
Times Tables

Please find below two links to games online for times tables practise. An alternative way for children to practise their speed and accuracy! There are options to practise a particular number or to have mixed questions, enjoy!


Times tables speed test: https://www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button


Times Tables Challenges can be printed here.


Children can practise their handwriting using these resources:

 Cursive handwriting sheets to print

Cursive handwriting sheets to print 2

Home learning this week: 

Maths -  Money Week homework - click the link

Money Week

 English -  CGP - Headings and Sub Headings pages 67

 Spelling - Write sentences to practise your spellings!

Spelling - 

Please learn these words and check the meaning of any unknown words in a dictionary before next Monday.


You SHOULD write a sentence for each using correct sentence punctuation. 


You can choose one list to learn or can learn more if you would like to.

Please ensure you understand the meaning of each word as they will be used in a spelling dictation.


Spellings -

16.05.22 -

During the Summer Term, we will only have one list of statutory spelling words for Year 5 and 6. Children must have an understanding of the meaning of these words, so please practise them by writing sentences too!



List 1













Year 5 Recommended Reading List
Learning this week:
English Instructions
Maths Fractions and decimals equivalents 
Learning next week:
English Instructions
Maths Fractions, decimal and percentages