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Carrant Brook Junior School

Together We Learn and Grow

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to see either Miss Jefferies or Mrs Mattholie at the beginning or end of the school day as we will be happy discuss any issues or concerns you may have. 

Welcome to Year 5

Off With Their Heads!

Welcome to the final term of the year! During the summer term, we will be immersing ourselves in the historical period of Tudor England. Throughout our reading, writing, art and design technology sessions, we will be linking elements of our learning to the study of the Tudors and in particular the reign of King Henry VIII. We are very excited about making our own Tudor houses, reading a fictional tale of a young page to Prince Edward and learning how aspects of Tudor Britain still influence our lives today. To find out more please take a look at our topic web for this term. Off with their heads.docx

Problem Solving in Year 5! 

"We find these sessions really fun as we get to think out different ways to solve a problem and can work in pairs to discuss our ideas." Emma - Sycamore Class 

"This is such an exciting book to read! We have really enjoyed the story so far and linking our guided reading sessions to the book has supported us with our inferences skills, making predictions and understanding different character's perspectives." - Sycamore & Birch Class 

In guided reading this term we have been reading a really exciting book called Treason. The story starts off with quite a dramatic beginning that hooked us in straight away! As part of our guided reading sessions, we thought about the main character's feelings and emotions linked to the events that had taken place in his life. We wrote diary entries, letters and story boards that captured these feelings and presented them to the class. We also predicted what we thought would happen next. 

Tropical Travel

Welcome to the Spring Term. We hope that you have had a fantastic start to 2019! This term we will be studying a topic called Tropical Travel that focuses on the Amazon Rainforest and all that it has to offer. Our topic includes vibrant and colourful artwork, using the different elements of the rainforest to write a non-chronological report and describing life cycles and reproduction processes in science. We had a great start to our topic by creating a collage inspired by the work of Henri Rousseau. To find out more about what we will be learning this term please follow the link. Tropical Travel.docx

Out Of This World

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Welcome to the Autumn Term. In Year 5 we will be studying a topic called ‘Out Of This World’. We will be using a range of texts including poetry, information texts and narratives to inspire our writing and topic work. In science, we will be linking our topic and writing to our scientific enquiry that includes understanding the movement of the earth and the moon and how this provides us with day and night. To find out more about our exciting topic please follow the link to our topic web

Sycamore Class 

To begin our writing this term, we looked at the features of a non-chronological report and used our writing skills to produce our own report based on the fictional planet of Pandora. As inspiration for this unit of writing we watched a short clip that provided us with ideas for our own planet. Our headings included habitat, appearance, wildlife and atmosphere. We enjoyed using our imagination to develop our writing skills and include elements such as topic sentences, technical vocabulary and a range of conjunctions in our non-chronological reports.


All children will need to bring in their PE kits on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Reading must be completed 4 times per week for approximately 15-20 minutes each read.

Please help your child to read regularly and sign their reading record to show that this has been done. 

Spelling dictations and times tables assessments are completed on a weekly basis. Children are expected to practise both their spellings and multiplication facts at least 3 times per week.  

Please see your child's homework book for activities and tasks set. Homework is given out bi-weekly and expected to be completed within the timescales given.