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Mrs Terry and Mrs Holloway

Hello and Happy New Year! Foxes class is taught by Mrs Terry and is supported by Mrs Holloway. Other adults who work with the class are Mrs Hart (Fridays), Mrs Gomes (Portuguese lessons) and Mrs Pacheco and Mrs Nadeau (Learning Support Assistants).  

Our enquiry question for History this term is ‘How significant was the space race?’ We will be investigating the importance and impact of the space race, which will inform our pupils to write a letter to NASA about future space exploration. This links to our topic in Science where we will be looking at ‘Space and Beyond’. We will be welcoming Crewkerne Astronomy Club on 10.01.22 for a Stargazing evening. After half-term, we will be investigating Forces in Science.  In Religious Education, we will learn Jewish beliefs about God, the Covenant and Torah.  

In English, we will be starting with the book Kid Normal by Chris Smith and Greg James. Using this text, we will develop our own superheroes, as well as develop our ability to debate and justify our opinions. In Maths, we will be looking at calculating area and perimeter, before moving on to fractions, decimals, and percentages. Pupils will continue to have daily arithmetic and times tables practice.  

PE will be taught on Thursday and Friday’s. For PE lessons, please make sure your child has suitable clothing for both indoor and outdoor PE sessions. Portuguese will continue to be taught by Mrs Gomes. In Art/DT pupils will design and make a moving car. PSHE sessions will be focused on the topic of ‘Keeping myself safe’.  

Foxes class will have homework set weekly on a Friday, to be collected the following Thursday. We also expect children to read 5 times a week and have their reading records signed by an adult at home to show this. Pupils are encouraged to practice their multiplication tables on Times Table Rockstars. If it is difficult for your child to complete their homework at home, time and space can be made in school for them to complete it in the week. Please email the Year 5 email address – if this is an option you would like to pursue. Use this address to contact us about any other part of your child’s education. 


We are looking forward to another fantastic term of learning!  

Welcome back! Foxes class is taught by Mrs Terry with support from the brilliant Mrs Holloway. We have some other fabulous adults working in our class throughout the week: Mrs Gomes, Mrs Nadeau, Mr Netherway and Mrs Morton.  


In Foxes we expect the highest of standards in behaviour, attitude, learning and homework. We aim to set the standards for all the other pupils in the school, being positive role models.   


In English this term we will be focussing on grammar skills and then writing narratives and a range of non-fiction texts. We will begin the term by reading the book, The Invisible by Tom Percival, followed swiftly by The boy at the back of the class, by Onjali Rauf, which will link well to our developing understanding of refuges in Geography, and why people move. After the half term, we will read Street Child by Berlie Doherty, which will tie in well with our understanding of Victorian life in Chard.  


In Maths we focus on Number: exploring place value, rounding and negative numbers. We then focus on our calculation skills. The children will complete weekly Arithmetic Tests and will continue with Table Races – both of which they did in Year 4. 


Our topic this first term is split into a Geography and a History focus on Chard. In the first half term, our Geography enquiry question is ‘Why do we live in Chard?’ and after half term, the History enquiry question is ‘How did WW2 change Chard?’ 


In Science we are learning about animals, including humans and their lifecycles. We will also focus on materials. There will be plenty of investigations! 


The children will also have PE, Art, PHSE, RE, Music and Portuguese weekly.   


If you should need to contact us at all, this can be done via the Y5 parent email, which is checked regularly. Email us at 


There will be a residential to Magdalen Farm, about 7 miles from Chard, from Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th April 2022. This is the first week back after the Easter holidays. More information will follow. 


We look forward to working with our Y5 families.