Birchwood Grove CP School




Year Five 

 Autumn Term 2021

 It has been an absolute pleasure to see how engaged and excited year 5s have been these past weeks. We really enjoyed reading a book called ''The Promise''. The children observed their local environment and created collages about the values that are most important to them. We also spent some time appreciating trees and then writing poems about them. 




As we move on through the term we will be focusing on the following concepts as part of our curriculum; change, cause and consequence.  

The key question for this term is: ''Are human beings always in control?''

We will be linking this question when learning about the ancient Maya. Children will be researching their chosen topics and writing non-chronological reports about it. We will be creating print art, inspired by ancient Mayan hieroglyphics, comparing caste systems from around the world, and celebrating the ''Day of the Dead'' with Mexican food and music. 




 At home

Please support your children at home with the homework provided weekly.

Spelling Shed - daily spellings.

TT rock stars - daily times tables practice (500 coins per week).

Reading - daily for 20 - 30 minutes with summaries written in the reading record/Seesaw.

Homework will be set on a Friday and will be checked on Thursdays. Homework club will be on Fridays after school. Please contact the school office if your child would like to join.