Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

Term 1

Term 1 Learning Newsletter and Homework Expectations

Welcome to Year 5!


We are so excited for your children to be part of Year 5 - we have so many exciting things planned for this term... 



We will be studying ‘Just So Stories’ by Rudyard Kipling. The children will be writing a range of pieces including a fact file, character description and a short story.


We will also be using Just So Stories in our Reading Practice lessons, as well as The First Man on the Moon by Ben Hubbard.



The children will revise and extend their knowledge of place value to hundreds of thousands, develop their use of addition and subtraction strategies and begin multiplication and division.  


In the wider curriculum this term, we are studying:


RE: Why do some people think God exists?

Geography: Deserts

Science: Space

DT day focus:  Electrical Systems - Doodlers

Art: Drawing self portraits

PE: Yoga (with class teachers) and Tag Rugby (with Miss Dodsworth)