Year 5 Jones

Last modified 10/01/2018 11:27

Class teacher - Miss Stephanie Jones

Steph Jones

Support Staff - Mrs Lucy Craggs

Lucy Craggs




Dear Year 5 parents

Happy new year and welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and are ready for the new year ahead. This spring term newsletter outlines some key information for the coming half term. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask me, or message me through class dojo, as I am always happy to answer your questions. Don’t forget to always check twitter and the website for more information about what is happening in the school. Thank you for your support so far during this year, and I look forward to having another successful half term in year 5.

Miss Jones.



In year 5 we are a rights respecting class and we believe all children have the right to play and learn. So don’t forget to ensure your child always has a coat to stay warm when playing with their friends outside this term.


This half term we will be completing a block of outside games. We will start to look at hockey, and all the fundamental skills needed fpr a sport like this. P.E will be every Friday afternoon, so please ensure you child has a suitable P.E kit for outdoors every Friday. Additionally the children will be having a 45 minute Judo taster session on Monday 15th January, so please could they bring in indoor P.E kit for this day.

Reading books

All of the children have reading books that have been issued to their level. Please try to read every night and return the book to school every day. Once a week children will read with a teacher and be able to change their book if needed.


This term we will be looking at a history topic and will learn all about World War 2. We will look at all the key events, people and what happened here in Swansea as well as across the world. We will be visiting Swansea Museum to learn even more on 23rd January.


This term we will be carry on with the pic n mix style of homework in which the children will choose which piece of homework they would like to complete. They will have a variety of options that will give them the opportunity to be creative and complete tasks they enjoy. In addition to this spellings will be given out on Monday and the children will be tested every Friday. Alongside practising spellings at home, additional times tables practise is always welcomed to support your children.

Literacy and Numeracy

In year 5 the children will have the opportunity to use their literacy and numeracy skills across all subjects throughout the school day. We will focus on key fundamental maths skills in our directed lessons, the children will then have to apply these skills to solve problems in other subjects. We will complete daily mental maths activities and focus on our times tables regularly. In literacy we will look at different genres of writing, we will start by looking at newspaper articles linked to out topic. (WW2) we will learn these text types in detail, allowing us to write our own versions really well. Our handwriting, punctuation, grammar and spelling skills will also be developed throughout this half term.