Mulberry Class - Year 5

Welcome back to school Year 5. I am so excited to begin our Explore term. We will be reading 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell and learning about rivers in the UK and around the world. We will also be learning all about the Rainforest.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday each week. Please could children come into school wearing a full school PE kit on those days.

Welcome to Mulberry’s class page.

Your teacher is Mrs Donnelly.

Mrs Pinder will work with us on a Monday and Tuesday.

Year 5 is the first of two year groups working in Upper Key Stage 2. We pride ourselves on encouraging the children to really develop their independence as we begin to prepare them for secondary education. However, there is a lot of fun and learning to be had before then so you will see all of our children embracing the Loxwood Way key characteristics of Collaboration, Perseverance and Happiness. The children make great strides in their progress as they take on a greater role in developing their own learning, self assessing and identifying their next steps. We are very focused on developing the necessary skills in Maths and English but ensure that there is plenty of opportunity for the children to explore and apply these skills across the curriculum. 

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Here is the topic web for our Spring 'Explore' term in Year 5!
"The Explorer"
Homework Grid
Below you will find our homework grid for this term's topic:
"The Explorer"
I would like you to try and complete two pieces of homework each half term. Once you have completed a piece feel free to bring it into school so that you can share your homework with everyone in the class.
Year 5 are currently learning their spellings in school. Children can still practise these using their Spelling Frame logins.
Useful Resources
The English curriculum is full of lots of technical grammatical terms. Please have a look at the government's glossary below to find out what they all mean.