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Welcome to Sphinx Class 


After a hot summer's rest, I welcome you back to school to embark on your Year 5 dressed in WW2 themed costumes on Wednesday 4th September.  It is a fantastic topic and there is so much to do and learn - I'm sure you will all enjoy it.  Our Science topic for this term is Properties and Changes of Materials which will see plenty of practical investigation work.  In Music you will learn to play the trumpet and our Art and DT work will be linked to the WW2 topic.


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 Autumn, Spring and Summer terms (mainly the Government Year 5/6 statutory spelling lists)
  • Maths - this year it is times tables and arithmetic focussed for a minimum of 10 minutes a day

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.


There will be lots to learn but we will also have as much fun doing it as possible - all I ask you to do is keep a Growth Mindset, give everything a go and ask for help whenever you need it.  I'm looking forward to our exciting Year 5 topics and know we will have a fantastic year - see you Wednesday!


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


Best wishes, 


Mrs King