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Vine Tree Primary School

Learn, Included, Respect, Enjoy, Treated Fairly

Welcome to autumn 1 Year Five

Miss Woodward, Mrs Critchley and Mrs Thomas 


Year 5 P.E. days:

Monday-Premier Sports Mr Jones

Friday- Miss Woodward

Please make sure your child comes to school in FULL PE kit (T-shirt, shorts/joggers, sweatshirt/top and trainers). 

Please ensure that your child brings hair ties and can remove earrings themselves before a session. 


Please see the homework grid below for this half term's challenges.

Spellings will be handed out every Wednesday by Mrs Critchley.  We will continue with Year 4 spelling objectives to close the gaps in any spellings the children may have due to lockdown. Please try to practise these 3 times throughout the week with your child. 

Reading diaries will also be checked on a Friday and we ask that your child reads at least 3 times a week. This may include reading on our online platform (GETEPIC). Your child has been given a class code to help them access their account and books will be assigned that link to our learning challenges. 

Miss Woodward will also regularly set My Maths and Timestables Rockstars homework online. Children have their own personal log in for these (inside their reading diaries). 



This half term, we will explore the novel 'The girl of ink and Stars' by Kiran Hargrave.

The myth of Arinta is key to Isabella's quest in this story and we will be exploring a range of myths to inspire us in our writing. 

This book will lead us to write letters in role and design and describe our own mythical creatures. 

In poetry, we will be learning to perform the poem 'Minotaur' by Rachel M Nicholas. If you click on the image of the 'falling out of the sky' poetry anthology below, it will take you to the full poem. You can also see the poem being read aloud in the video below. 

Whole class reading

Below, you will see the texts that we will cover this half term in our whole class reading sessions. We will be exploring a range of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and picture books. Our PSHE themed books explore the question: What makes up a person's identity?

Bingo Books

Bingo Books is a collection of high-quality literature for you to share and explore at home with your child. Similar to the game ‘bingo’, the aim is to get a full house before leaving Year 5! Children will choose a new Bingo Book to bring home whenever they finish as some texts are longer than others. We do ask that you treasure these books as they are on loan from our Education Library Service. Please enjoy them and return in a good condition. If books are not returned (or are returned in a poor condition), I’m afraid we will have to ask for a contribution toward a replacement. Enjoy immersing yourself in some wonderful texts. I wonder which will be your favourite! 

Learning challenge

Our geography learning challenge question this half term is: can I become a cartographer?

We will be exploring the countries and capital cities of Europe. Follow the links below and see if you can reach cartographer status by learning all of the countries and capital cities of Europe. 


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