2021 - 2022
Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn term
Armada Class, Fleet Class & Navy Class
We all hope that you have enjoyed the first half of our Autumn term and are looking forward to the run up to Christmas at Saltdean Primary School. We have made some exciting changes to our curriculum and we hope that you all enjoy the new topics that we will be studying this half term.
Our PE days have changed to Wednesday and Friday - pupils must come to school in the PE kit for their school house. Arctic = green t-shirt, Atlantic = red t-shirt, Indian = yellow t-shirt and Pacific = blue t-shirt.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch by email via the school office, or phone the school to speak to a member of our fabulous office staff.
Miss Jarman, Mrs Probert, Mrs Kington and Mr McNally
Special Notice - Year Five Class Assemblies in November 2021 - on hold
Following a risk assessment and a consultation with the Health and Safety team at Brighton and Hove City Council, we shall be postponing our whole class presentations to parents and siblings until later in the academic year.
Autumn 2 Topic:
In Year 5 children will learn about space, specifically:
A brief video introduction on this topic shall be added soon...
You can learn lots of interesting facts about the Earth, Moon, Sun and Space on the BBC Bitesize KS2 Science website:
Some examples from the BBC website will be uploaded shortly:
Our current topic web shows how our study of the Solar System connects with many of our curriculum subjects this academic year. Click on the page below to view a larger pdf. version of this document.
We shall not be setting topic based homework this half-term, however if you wish to explore our topic in greater detail at home here are some suggested activities that you could carry out at home:
We are delighted to be able to continue to using our 'Reading Records' to record pupil home reading, especially as we missed them so much during Covid-19 restrictions. Reading suitably challenging books, on a regular basis at home has a huge effect on the progress that each pupil makes. Studies frequently show that pupils who maintain a good reading habit: improve their writing skills, their imagination and their concentration.
Pupils can record their reading of books from home, books from the classroom and books from the school or local library. Each pupil should read at least four times a week and record the date, the book title and the pages which have been read. The comment section should be used to share facts that can only be found by reading those pages.
(Below) An example of a well presented Y5 reading record
Listed below are the weekly spellings that we shall be learning during the second half of the Autumn Term.
Half-term challenge words
How would we change these words from singular to plural? ( +s, +es or +ies)
Words with apostrophes
Contractions, singular possession and plural possession
Year 5 statutory words
Words with hyphens
Root words and spelling patterns
Across the academic year there are certain key words that Y5 should learn to spell and use in their creative writing - these are the words in the statutory lists for Y5 & Y6. Pupils should also continue to show that they can spell and use the words from the statutory lists for Y3 & Y4.
Weekly Times Tables
Every day pupils practice a set of multiplication tables (from x2 to x12) from Monday to Thursday - often using a multiplication square to find the correct answers. On Friday pupils complete the same set of questions (without the multiplication square) and record their score and the time taken to complete them.
If pupils wish to practice their times tables at home, you will find a multiplication square below - which can be downloaded or printed out at home:
This week's times tables practice sheet.
Handwriting in Y5
In Year 5 we encourage all the children to join their letters together in a cursive style. Our letter formation is set out on the document below:
Further links to essential websites for Y5 pupils
Times Tables Rockstars