Welcome to Year 5 - We are Branson Class!

 Spring Term


Our theme for the SpringTerm is:                                    

Space - The final frontier...

We will be discovering the wonders of outer space: our solar, system, the Sun, Earth and Moon.


 In Science, we will continue to develop our investigation skills . by looking at properties of the Sun and light.


In Geography we will be studying the Amazon Basin and the vital part it plays in the Earth's ecosystem.


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 continue to help us with our PSHE lessons this term which will focus on 'Dreams and Goals'


Our Active Read Text this term will be 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell


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 genres including: recount texts, reports, letters and science fiction.

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


P.E will now be on Mondays and Wednesdays. 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.

Comprehension - You will be set a weekly comprehension exercise from your CGP Year 5 workbook.  Answers will be shared and discussed each week in class.

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 - 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