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Teacher Mr. Jones

Teaching assistants - Mrs. Anderson and Mrs Tilley

Greeting all and welcome to Term 4! 

I'm not entirely sure where the time goes but we have whizzed through half of Year 5 already!

The weather has been mixed but I hope you all had a pleasant half term! I took my girls to Legoland which was great fun. it didn't start so well however. Eliza and I got stuck on the very first ride for about half an hour but there after, everything was brilliant, I even came away with a Yoda keyring cheeky

 We are looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces, bright and early as you know the learning starts promptly at 8.50 so try not to be late.

Everything you need to know about the learning to take place this term can be found below, including spellings and any homework. Please feel free to get in touch anytime.




Mr Jones



Mr Jones


Mrs Anderson


Mrs Tilley


Spellings for Mr Jones' group term 4 week 1





















English - As a school, we shall begin our English using texts themed around refugees. We shall be using two texts, For the right to learn Malala Yousafzai's story and Malala's magic Pencil. Both books are about Malala Yousafzai, an inspirational young lady who now lives in this country, but stood up to the Taliban when they banned girls from access to education.  


Maths - We shall be using White Rose schemes for Maths this year. This term we shall be tackling Multiplication and Division before returning to Fractions. 


Science - We shall be using Kapow Primary as our Science schemes this year. This terms topic will be Animals and their Habitats. We shall explore reproduction in plants and animals as well as looking at the life cycles of various types of animals and insects.


Curriculum - We shall be using Kapow Primary for our learning schemes this year. We shall be focusing on Geography this term and asking the question, 'What is it like to live in the Alps?"


P.E. - Coach Mark will teach Tag rugby this term, on Friday's as last term, and we shall continue to have Sian on a Thursday teaching us dance which has proven very popular with everyone in class. A reminder please that children should come into school wearing the correct PE kit of a white t-shirt, black shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers. Dark jumpers/hoodies or school jumpers/cardigans can be worn if you feel the cold.


PSHE - We shall continue to use the Jigsaw scheme for PSHE this year. The focus for this term will be staying healthy. We shall look at the health implications of smoking and alcohol and our relationships with food.


RE - We shall be using Discovery Re for our learning this year. Our topic has yet to be agreed. 



Music - We shall be using Kapow Primary for our Music lessons this year. This term, the children will compose music to represent the festival of Holi, using all the senses to explore music.


Art/DT - We shall be using Kapow primary for DT and Access Art for our lessons this year. This term the focus will be on DT. We shall be making our own pop-up books.


Computing - We shall continue to use Purple Mash for our computing schemes this year. This term we shall hone our word processing skills using MS Word. 


French - We shall be using Kapow Primary for our lessons this year. This term we shall be looking at where in the world French is spoken and exploring climate in French.





Children will be taught spellings each week and will be discretely tested on these once a week. Children's spelling will be tailored to their individual ability and need. Please support and encourage your children to practice these at home as it is invaluable to their success with reading and writing.





Could I ask that the children read once daily and have their reading record signed by whomever listens to them. Could I also ask that your child practices their spellings each week. 

Additional work maybe sent home as and when it is felt they need extra practice. 

If children refuse to complete tasks at school, it may be necessary to send the work home. 

Leeds Castle