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Welcome to Sphinx Class 


Welcome back to Term 5 - I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and haven't eaten too many eggs!


For lots of you we start the term off with your residential visit to 'Call of the Wild', I will see you off Monday morning. Remember you need to be wearing clothes ready for action when you arrive and have a packed lunch in a disposable bag to eat when you arrive.


This term our topic is The Maya. We will be learning about when, where and how they lived. Our English will be linked to our Mayan topic, we will be learning about the Mayan Gods and writing our own Mayan Myth.  This terms Maths will be about angles and shape and Science is all about Forces in Action.


Your week:

PE - will be back on a Thursday so you will need your full PE kit with house coloured t-shirt, this term we will be playing tennis.

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

Mile Run - this is daily 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 each long term (mainly the Government Year 5/6 statutory spelling lists)
  • Maths - this year it is an arithmetic focus which should take you a minimum of 10 minutes a day.  Use Times Tables Rock Stars to improve your Times Table speed and accuracy aswell.

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.



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


Best wishes, 


Miss Dickson





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