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Purleigh Community Primary School

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Hopefully this summer break has allowed you to relax, recharge and renew yourselves, ready for a bracing new year in upper key stage 2? But I also hope that you have been able to get out and brave the rolling Essex Wilds, as we may need some wilderness endurance know-how to survive our topic this term! No sooner will Year 5 have returned to school, than their devious teacher will have marooned these plucky children on an uninhabited island in the middle of nowhere! This topic will require the class to draw upon their cunning, stamina and skill reserves to become impromptu explorers, scavengers, builders, supporters, cartographers, cooks, hunters, scientists, engineers, artists and teammates if they are to escape from our beautiful, but dangerous Desert Island.


I hope you are up to the challenge?



Remember please ensure that your child's reading record is signed by you (parents) every night. We are now tracking their reading daily and hope that by reading with your child you are able to discuss the book they have been reading and question them about the content and language of the story.

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Reading Comprehension Questions Bookmark



To continue to succeed in mathematics in upper Key-Stage 2, it is imperative that your child is confident at recalling their times-tables up to 12 x12. This is fundamental in them being able to accurately multiply larger numbers, divide, manipulate fractions and convert measurements.


Therefore, please ensure that your child practices their times-tables and associated division factors on a regular basis.

When walking or driving to school is a great time to challenge their recall!

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Times Tables Funpack



Our PE days for the first half-term will be as follows:

Tuesday PM: Team Sports

Thursday AM: (For those who have opted in) Swimming


Please ensure that your child has the correct kit for the activity.

Science - Testing Air Resistance