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Welcome to Year 5!


Children are expected to wear full school uniform - school trousers, shoes and top as well as a Unity jumper/cardigan. We hold charity non-school uniform days which are announced on the online calendar and on the newsletter. 


Addams Class


Class Teacher: Miss Cassidy

LSA: Ms. Grubb


School day: 8.45am-3.05pm


Our PE days are on Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Children need to arrive in black/grey bottoms, a white top and suitable footwear as well as their school jumper/cardigan.


Reading Records are checked every day, we expect year 5 children to read a minimum of 10mins a day, with their record checked by an adult once a week.


We encourage children to use Mathletics to access resources linked to their maths learning, this is used across the school - all children have an individual login, please inform your class teacher/LSA if this has been misplaced and we will reissue a login card.


Times tables are vitally important for all maths learning, the children in Addams class a website to help improve their multiplication knowledge:





Addams Class Timetable

Spring Term


What did the Ancient Egyptians teach us?


This term, we will be exploring the Ancient Egyptians and how they influenced us. We will be learning about the history of the Egyptians, from the roles of the people, to the climate and geographical features and beyond to the Gods/Goddesses. 


In English we will be covering:

  • Recount
  • Fact File
  • Presentation
  • Suspense writing
  • Short stories
  • Character descriptions
  • Scripts


In Maths we will be covering:

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions
  • Decimals and Percentages


In Science we will be covering:

  • Uses and properties of materials
  • Changes in state
  • Forces


We will explore many other aspects of the curriculum throughout the term, including an art week to create an Egyptian mask and board game. We hope to plan an exciting trip related to the Egyptians outside of the classroom after half term. 


Science - Sink or Swim

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Autumn Term


Have humans harmed our Universe?


This term we are focusing on Earth and Space, for the first part of the term we will focus on space, learning about the planets and gravity. In the second part of the half term, we will look at the impact humans have had on the environment. 


In English, we will focus on myths, short stories and persuasive writing. In Maths, we will look at addition/subtraction and statistics. Science, we will focus on the planets and the environment. 


In PE, children will take part in swimming lessons at Colchester Academy. Children are expected to bring a suitable swimming kit and towel on Monday.


Stargazing 11B411

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