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Vine Tree Primary School

Learn, Included, Respect, Enjoy, Treated Fairly

Welcome to Autumn 2 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 letter and our 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). 


Get Epic - Can you rise to the challenge?


New books have been assigned to GETEPIC for Autumn 2. Have a look and see what you would like to explore. Below you can also see our BOOKFLIX lists: books that Year Five are reading and enjoying on GETPIC. This may inspire you to make some new reading choices. 

I have also added daily reading challenges for the Month of November - good luck!


It has also come to my attention that the terms and conditions of GETEPIC have changed since June.  There are now 2 options to explore the website:


  1. During school with Epic School: From 7am to 4pm, students can log in from anywhere using their class code and read for as long as they want between 7am to 4pm. Educators can access Epic School at any time or day. Epic School is always free for our educators.
  2. After school with Epic Free: In addition to all the reading time that they get with Epic School, students can also read after-school or after 4pm  for free on Epic Free. Epic Free is also available for students to access at any time on the weekends. But unlike Epic School, there is a time duration limit! Students can read on Epic Free for up to 2 hours per week. Also, students will need their parents’ help to unlock Epic Free with a parent email. Parents only need to provide their email address once during sign-up. There is no fee for for Epic Free. After the first log in, students can freely access Epic Free using the class code.  They will transition between Epic School and Epic Free, depending on the time of day. 

Please click on the link below for in depth instructions on how to sign up for EPIC FREE. 


This half term, we will explore a range of texts linking to our North America learning challenge. 

These texts are:

Diamond Willow by Helen Frost
Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine  (assigned audio book on GETEPIC)
Jemmy Button by Valerio Videlli


These books will inspire us to create setting descriptions and create our own tension chapters based on one of the picture books. 

Can I become a cartographer?

Continue to use the links below to gain cartographer status and know ALL of the capital cities of Europe? We don't want to forget all of our learning from Autumn 1. 


Support for home learning project grid