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Wike Gate Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN8 5PQ

01405 812200

Mrs Sarah Hall

Brooke Primary School

At the heart of it all is the child.


Year 5 – Mr Lopez


Hello and welcome to Year 5. Mr Lopez, Miss Dennis and Mrs Kendall wish all the pupils a warm welcome for the 2018-2019 year ahead. In Year 5 we have high standards and expect all children to give 100% at all times.


Ability is what you are capable of doing.

Motivation determines what you do.

Attitude determines how well you do it.



In English we will be reading a variety of books, which link to our topic ‘Behind enemy lines. These include:

  •  Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
  •  Frightfull first world war by Horrible Histories
  •  Blitzed Brits by Horrible Histories


In Mathematics we will be focusing on:

  •  Addition
  •  Subtraction
  •  Multiplication
  •  Division
  •  Place value
  •  Time


Every child will take part in a guided reading session weekly with Mr. Lopez Miss Dennis and Mrs. Kendall will work with your child on at least one occasion during the week. There will also be opportunities to complete other activities based around reading during this time.

Everyone will have the opportunity to choose a book from the library to read during the allocated times.


This term we will be learning and describing the science of light.

Religious Education

This year in RE we will be starting our learning journey about Christianity, but also begin to learn about Buddhism.

PE kit

Every week children take part in two PE lessons. Our PE sessions take place on a Monday morning and Thursday afternoon. We strongly advise that all children bring both their indoor and outdoor PE kit on a Monday morning and take it home on a Friday for washing.


Start date: Monday 11th September 2018

End date: Monday 4th February 2019

Swimming is part of the Year 5 National Curriculum, therefore children must take part in these sessions. The sessions will last approximately one hour at the Thorne Leisure Centre, where they will be learning a variety of swimming techniques, including lifesaving. When this happens, the children may be asked to bring pyjamas and light or heaving clothing. Every Tuesday the children must bring their swimming attire with them. Children who are asthmatic, must also bring their inhaler!


The children will be given new spellings the week before the spelling test is due. It is important that the children practice their spellings, so they can use them in their writing.

Water bottles

We recommend that all children have a water bottle in school every day, so that they can keep hydrated throughout the day. We have a designated area in the classroom where we keep our water bottles and can fill them up at the water fountain in our shared area, at appropriate times. You can purchase a school water bottle from the office or use an alternative bottle. It would be really useful if you can make sure that your child's full name is on the bottle, in case we have more than one of the same bottle.

Fruit for break time

We would also like to remind you that the children are more than welcome to bring their own fruit for break time. However we must stress that they can only bring fruit, as we are a healthy school.

Thank you

Mr Lopez

At the heart of it all is the child.