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Welcome to Sphinx Class 


Welcome back to Term 4 of Year 5 - officially half of Year 5 has been completed! We have another busy 6 weeks of learning and lots of theme days/weeks happening (see dates below).  


This term's topic is Wild Waters where we will learn about the formation of rivers, important UK rivers and global rivers. Our Design Technology focus is Bridges and our Art will also take on a watery theme!  In Science we are learning about and investigating Forces which will be as practical as possible.  Book Talk this time is about Louis Sachar's 'Holes' which I am sure you will enjoy.  In Maths we will begin with the short division method and then will primarily focus on fractions, decimals and eventually percentages - most fractions! Metacognition lessons will also continue. 


Key dates for the term: 

25 and 26 February - Parents Evening Consultations

 5th March - World Book Day 

10th March - Science Festival at Ridgeway School 

16th March - Shakespeare Week

23rd March - Science Week

26th March - Spelling Bee (pm)

1st April - Easter Bonnet Parade, Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Disco

2nd April - Topic Celebration

3rd April - End of Term 


Your week:

Music (trumpet lessons) will be on a Tuesday afternoon.

PE will be on Thursday afternoons - please ensure all PE kit is in school.  Blue or black shorts, your House-coloured t-shirt and trainers.  

Mile Run - this is daily (weather permitting) so trainers should be in school every day.



  • You are expected to read at home for 20 minutes (minimum) every day, complete your Reading Record and bring it to school with you daily
  • Spellings will be given out and tested weekly.  These will be based on the patterns and rules of Year 5 and are in addition to the Spelling Bee words for Spring term (mainly the Government Year 5/6 statutory spelling lists)
  • Maths - this year it is times tables and arithmetic focus for a minimum of 10 minutes a day.  Use Times Tables Rock Stars to improve your speed and accuracy

Please ensure you are organised with completing all set homework and that you put sufficient effort into completing it.  If you have any difficulties completing this work, please come and speak to me as soon as possible so we can go over it together.


Art Shirts

Could you please bring in a big old shirt/t-shirt to wear for doing messy art work so it will cover the majority of your uniform to keep it clean.  One of your mum or dad's old tops is ideal - please ask them first for permission. We will keep these in your locker for the term/year and you are responsible for wearing it for any 'messy' work! 


Please contact me with any questions you may have or to advise me of anything I need to know.


Best wishes, 


Mrs King