Welcome to Year 5 - We are Branson Class!

Summer Term

Our theme for the Summer Term 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 and by exploring the properties of materials.


In Geography we will be studying where our energy comes from.


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 Relationships and Changing Me (our RSE unit)



Our Active Read Text this term will be 'The Boy at the back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf



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: instructions, diary writing and reports.  We will also investigate a range of narrative genres and how DADWAVERS, SHAMPOO & i-SPACE can help improve the quality of our writing.

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 take place on Mondays and Thursdays. Please 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.)

Extended Learning Expectations:

Reading Journals - You can read both AR books and your Reading for Pleasure book from home or our classroom reading area. It is recommended that you read at least 5 times a week to help you earn your Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum reading Certificates.

You can write your own reading comments in your planner and parents/carers can make comments too.  Any ‘Book Bingo’ tasks can be completed or stuck into your Reading Journal as well.


Lucky Listeners - This will be set as part of the children's weekly homework. The texts will also be used in class to support pupils' learning.


Spellings - Spellings will be set as part of regular homework tasks.  It is recommended that you practice your spellings every day and write them as part of complete sentences.


Maths/Times Tables - Log on to Times Table Rockstars at least twice a week and additional maths challenges will be set as part of the weekly homework.

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

   Mr Russell             

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