Whitby's Lane, Winsford, CW7 2LZ

Hawthorn Class

Dear Year 5 Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to Year 5’s class page. We hope you have had a Easter break! Here you will find all the updated information for the Summer Term.

Summer 1

This term’s topic is The Americas. This is an interesting, geography-based topic, will allow us to explore the human and physical aspects of North & South America! The children will build upon map skills to locate the different regions and then explore similarities and differences between both places, as well as comparing them to where we live in the UK.

In English, our main writing outcomes will be to produce a survival narrative and a survival guide. We will use ‘The Lost Book of Adventures’ by The Unknown Adventurer as our stimulus – drawing upon both the narrative and magical illustrations to inspire our work. We will be looking at a range texts linked to exploring The Americas in our reading lessons. 

In Maths, children will continue to build on their knowledge of fractions by moving onto decimals and percentages – recognising the link between all 3. Children will be continuously assessed and learning will be adapted to fill any gaps in understanding caused by Covid-19. Furthermore, times tables are a large focus on Year 5 to build fluency. Therefore, the children will be practicing times tables daily in school and we ask if the children can partake in the weekly times tables challenges set through TTRockstars each week from a device at home.

 It is important that the children continue reading outside of school in order to progress in their reading skills, especially in understanding what they are reading. As per the homework policy, please ensure you listen to your child read for at least ten minutes each day – this is a vital step in becoming fluent readers. Please fill out your child’s reading records when you hear them read each night.

What should/shouldn’t your child bring into school?

  • At Oak View Academy we are passionate about becoming Plastic Free, please bring in a re-useable water bottle that has your child’s name on it. 
  • Unless there is a plan in place, please do not send your child in with fiddle/play toys as these cause distractions in class. If you are unsure, please speak to me at school. 
  • The children do not need a pencil case as yet in class, all equipment is provided for them – I will let you know if this changes. 
  • Children should have their reading book/diary with them each day in case their book needs to be changed. In KS2 the children can change their own books and can just let me know when they have finished their reading book.


Homework will be given on a Friday and must be returned by the following Friday.

Spelling lists will be given out on a Monday and need to be practiced at home, for a weekly spelling test on Friday afternoons.

PE will be on Monday & Tuesday afternoons, please ensure they have their PE kit in school, this can be taken home at the end of the week but must be back in in time for PE or your child may not be able to partake in the PE lesson.

Brass lessons will continue to take place every Friday afternoon; children must bring their instruments in every Friday for use in their lessons. 

I will always make myself available, when possible, to discuss your child’s progress and any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to catch me at the end of the day or to arrange an appropriate time to meet.

We are very much looking forward to the Summer term and all the exciting learning opportunities that we will encounter together.

Best wishes,

Miss Hickman & Miss Curzon.

*Please see an overview of the Year 5 curriculum below*

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