Welcome to Year 5 - We are Branson Class!

 Summer Term


Our theme for the Summer Term is:                                    

The Mayan  & Benin Civilizations

We will be finding out about life, times and accomplishments of these ancient societies from South America and Africa.


 In Science, we will continue to develop our investigation skills as well as looking at plants, living things and forces.


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 poetry, fiction & non-fiction genres, including diaries, news paper articles, reports, blogs and webpages.

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. We will continue to work hard on developing our understanding and use of the 4 Rules of Number: addition, subtraction, multiplication & division - with a particular emphasis on application to real life problem solving. We will also work hard to improve our knowledge and understanding of fractions, measures, decimals and shape.

P.E will now be on Mondays and Tuesdays. 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! 

In Computing we will be continuing we will be diving deeper into the world of coding using Scratch, Studio and Swift Playgrounds

In Geography we will be looking at the wonders of the Amazon Basin and  the geographical impact of humans on the region.  We will study global geographical positioning: using latitude & longitude and GPS.

In music we will be exploring musical notation linked to Egyptian hieroglyphics! 


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