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Welcome to Spruce Class!


This year our teacher is Ms Read and our teaching assistant is Miss Pratley.

We will be kicking off our autumn term in English by exploring texts by the author Michael Morpurgo. We have started studying ‘The Butterfly Lion’ and the children will be writing diary entries, letters, descriptions and a writing a non-fiction report linked to its themes and characters.


Our Area of Study this term is the Anglo-Saxons, where we will explore who they were and where they came from, as well as the reasons behind their arrival in Britain. We will identify differences between invaders and settlers as well as the impact settlers had on where we live today.


In Science this term, we are learning about materials and their properties. The children will be learning to work scientifically with the aim of developing their investigative skills - recognising and controlling variables where possible. They will be investigating which material keeps Ms Read’s coffee the hottest for the longest! A very important investigation!


There will be a focus on reading this term with the expectation that children read every night. We encourage children to read to an adult so that children can discuss their thoughts and ideas about the plot, themes and characters. Reading aloud is also a great skill for children to have. The more they read aloud, the more confident and fluent they will become. We have some fantastic books in our Year Five library including, classic and modern novels, graphics novels and poetry.


We are looking forward to a fantastic autumn term.