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, Sir Walter Raleigh & The life & works of William Shakespeare.


 In Science, we will continue to develop our investigation skills as well as looking at materials and their properties. 


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.

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

P.E will now be on Wednesdays 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 branson@montgomerieprimary.essex.sch.uk 

Extended Learning Expectations:

Reading and recording in planners - You can read both AR books and your Reading for Pleasure book from home or our classroom reading area. You need to read at least 5 times a week to become a Star Reader. You can write your own reading comments in your planner and parents/carers can make comments too.

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

Maths/Times Tables - You are expected to log on to Times Table Rockstars at least twice a week and tasks will be set on Google Classroom.

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

Mr Russell