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Ellingham Primary School

Strong roots for flourishing futures

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 blog page. We hope you had a good summer and the term has started well.

Our Autumn term topic is ‘To infinity and beyond’ looking at the Space race, our solar system and lots more. Please see our topic web on the website for more information. To support our studies in this area, we have planned a trip to the London Planetarium on Monday 26th September, details to follow shortly.

In Music this year, we will be learning African drumming with the Kingston Music Service- another fantastic opportunity for your children to develop their love of music and a different sound to the violins!

Our PE sessions are timetabled for Monday and Tuesday (although we may make the most of other opportunities so please ensure your child has their kit in school at all times.). Tuesday’s sessions will be led by the Johnson’s football coaches.

Your child should have brought home a reading diary, learning journal and homework grid. Please ask them if you have not seen any of these yet. As with last year, the children are expected to choose 6 pieces from the grid and use their learning journal to record them. In addition we have returned to the use of reading diaries this year for them to record any reading they do. Please encourage them to have both of these with them in school every day for us to look at and share with them.

Year 5 is a fun packed, fast paced year and we look forward to working with you to support your child’s learning. Please feel free to contact us via the office or at the end of the day if there is anything you would like to discuss.