Welcome to Year 5 - We are Branson Class!

Autumn Term 

Our theme for the Autumn Term is:                                    

Kings, Queens & Poets

We will be finding out the Tudors with focused studies on Henry VIII, Sir Walter Raleigh & The life & works of William Shakespeare.


In English we will be working hard to improve our Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling as well as developing our writing skills across a range of non-fiction genres including: biographies, reports & letters.  In the second half of the term we will be delving into the world of William Shakespeare: studying his plays & poems.


In Maths, we will be continuing to develop our Number skills with a BIG focus on: Place Value, Part-Part-Whole models, Calculation, Varied Fluency and Rapid recall of Multiplication Facts.


 In Science, we will continue to develop our investigation skills whilst finding out about Forces in Action.


We will continue to follow the Kapow schemes of work to support our learning in: Art, Computing, Design & Technology, French and Music.


'Jigsaw Jez' and 'Jerry the Cat' will be our guides for our PSHE lessons this term as we journey through our topic of 'Being me in my world'


Our Active Read Text this term will be 'My Friend Walter' by Michael Morpurgo.


P.E will be on Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure you wear your P.E. kit to school! 


Active 30 sessions will continue every other Tuesday delivered with the help of our dedicated School Sports Partnership coaches! (Normal school uniform)


Please ensure ALL items of uniform including coats, shoes, water bottles and lunch boxes are clearly named

Children must come to school wearing their P.E kit on their P.E days  (Remember children need to remove earrings and have suitable clothing for the colder days as we will be going outside in all weathers) 

Reading books can only be changed after a pupil has successfully completed the associated Accelerated Reader Quiz.  (A score of 85% or greater will demonstrate a pupil is ready to progress through their reading band onto more challenging texts.)

If you need to speak to a teacher please book a suitable time at the office or email admin@montgomerieprimary.essex.sch.uk 

Extended Learning Expectations:

Reading and recording in Reading Journals- You can read both AR books and your Reading for Pleasure book from home or our classroom reading area. It is recommended you read at least 5 times a week to help you earn your Star Reader Bronze, Silver & Gold Awards. You can write your own reading comments in your planner and parents/carers can make comments too.

Homework - You will be set a weekly tasks to complete in your Homework Book.  Answers will be shared and discussed each week in class.  (Tasks will usually be set on a Friday to be completed and returned to school by the following Thursday.)

Lucky Listeners - May be set as part of the children's homework. The text will also be used in class to support pupils handwriting practice and fluency.

Spellings - Will be set & tested regularly.  New spellings should be recorded by pupils in their Homework Book and brought home to learn.

Maths/Times Tables - Log on to Times Table Rockstars at least twice a week and additional optional maths challenges will be set on Google Classroom.

Here's to an exciting, fun filled term full of adventure, memorable experiences and amazing learning! 

Mr Russell