Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 8AD

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Vine Tree Primary School

Learn, Included, Respect, Enjoy, Treated Fairly

Welcome to Summer 1 Year Five

Miss Woodward, Mrs Critchley and Mrs Thomas 


Year 5 P.E. days:

Monday-Premier Sports Mr Jones

Wednesday- Mrs Critchley 

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. 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, Spelling shed and Timestables Rockstars homework online. Children have their own personal log in for these (inside their reading diaries). 

MUSIC 4 LIFE - Tuesday afternoon 1:15-2:15pm. We will be learning to play a brass instrument of our choosing. 



This half term, we will explore 2 very different books, 'Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover' by Markus Motum and 'Cosmic' by Frank Cottrell Boyce. 

We will use these 2 incredible texts to writing engaging dialogues, a chapter for a fantasy adventure narrative and a letter.

Finally, we will explore the following poems linked to theme of 'space':

The Moon Speaks by James Carter


How Many Moons by Graham Denton

The Wind and the Moon by George Macdonald

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. 

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! 

Science learning Challenge

Our science learning challenge this half term is: Is there anybody out there?

This unit gives us  the opportunity to star-gaze by learning more about the earth and space. Starting on earth and understanding our position in the solar system, before expanding out to the moon, the solar system and exploring the Big Bang theory, our unit on Earth and Space covers all the requirements of the National Curriculum programme of study. Opportunities within this unit include building a solar system model, taking part in games and role-plays and measuring gravitational force.

History Learning Challenge:

This half term, our question is: who were the Anglo-Saxons and what can we learn from them? 

Click on the link below to learn more...

Support for home learning project grid

Our Music resources