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Broughton Junior School

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

The Year 5 team are:

Mrs Kemp

Mr Claridge

Mrs Giffen

Mrs Berry



Important Information


  • Year 5 arrive by the normal pedestrian gate and will enter the school at the middle of the building adjacent to the office.
  • Please arrive punctually at 8.45
  • Children should be supervised until they enter the school building
  • Children should be collected at 3.15pm at the same side gate



Please send children in with the following:

  • A coat – this can be a warm coat or rain jacket
  • Healthy packed lunch, water bottle and healthy snack – 1 sweet treat is enough with lunch. We prefer children to fill their water bottles before lunch and we ask that sugary drinks are avoided. Fizzy drinks should not be brought in at all.
  • Reading record (filled in each day) and reading book
  • Children should wear PE kit on PE days – please see separate section
  • Specialist equipment requested by an adult for that day e.g. musical instrument

Please don’t send children to school with the following:

  • Pencil cases or any other stationary – school will provide this
  • Anything other than water in a child’s water bottle. This includes squash.
  • Unnecessary items e.g. fluffy keyrings, toys or balls
  • Overly large bags – we have small lockers and some bags will not fit into them


PE Kit

  • Children should wear their full PE kits for the full day on PE days.
  • Children can wear shorts, T shirts and trainers or plimsols.
  • As weather cools down, they can wear tracksuits, jogging bottoms, leggings and sports jumpers.
  • If children are partaking in outdoor PE, they can bring another pair of socks and shoes as their feet may become wet or muddy.
  • We remind parents that we enjoy outdoor learning in all weathers and children should be prepared for this.


This first half term in English, we will be looking at Tom's Midnight Garden by Philipa Pearce, which links to our topic Allotments.



We will be looking at how the author uses imagery and language to show contrast between the garden during night and day. The children will then get the opportunity to design their own garden and write a descriptive piece in the style of Pearce.

So far the children have enjoyed making predictions based on a variety of book covers and reading the first chapter and are all eager to know why the grandfather clock is so important. Some think it may be a portal to the garden!





Spelling lessons take place on a Monday and a new assignment will be set during the lesson. The children have a week to complete this task and have been given their spelling shed logins. We are currently assessing the children to make sure they are set the correct spellings and homework will begin shortly.




We encourage reading to take place at least 5 times a week. This can include a variety of reading material such as comics, magazines and information books and don't forget this can include you reading to them, too. Reading diaries need to be handed in every Monday. By year 5, the children should be able to record their reading themselves but we would appreciate if you could sign it.



We use a programme called Letter join which develops a cursive handwriting style.




Our topic this half term is Allotment and the question linked to this topic is 'Do the choices we make, have an impact on the world around us?' . We have already visited our school allotments where we identified the produce that was growing and had the opportunity to pick the vegetables and sketch them, using different techniques such as cross hatching and shading. We have looked at the use of plastic and how we can make a difference by making small changes. 

We are hoping to have a virtual session run by Jez from Greatmoor Recycling Centre to talk about the life of a plastic bottle and a trip to Waddesdon Manor to plant bulbs (more information to follow). 

Well done to Oliver who has made an allotment cake, a beautiful flower arrangement and a rainbow garden. Remember that you can take pictures of your homework to bring in. It would be lovely to see more!



In Re this term,we are looking at the religion Sikhism and linking it to our question in Topic, 'Can the choices we make, imapct the world around us?


We will be linking Art to our topic Allotments this term. This will involve studying botanical drawings and creating our own botanical drawings by sketching the produce of our school allotment area. We will also be looking at the American artist Georgia O'Keeffe, who was well known for her paintings of flowers and landscapes.