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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 and Mr Taylor wish all the pupils a warm welcome for the 2017-2018 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 ‘Space’. These include:

  • Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg
  • Destination Space by Christophe Englert
  • 100 Things to Know About Space by Alex Frith


In Mathematics we will be focusing on:

  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Multiplication
  • Statistics



Every child will take part in a guided reading session weekly with Mr Lopez and a pre read task weekly with Mr Taylor. 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 about Space.


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 one PE lesson. Our PE sessions take place on a 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: Tuesday 11th September 2017

End date: Tuesday 6th February 2018


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.