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Year 5 - Sealions

Welcome to Sealion Class 

Our Local WW2 Trip - October 2020


Throughout Autumn Term 2020 we will be learning all about World Wars I and II. Chronologically, we will start with the Great War. We will discover why it started and what life was like both at war and at home. Following this, we will move onto World War II. We will read the book 'Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo and base our writing around this. We aim to cover a range of topic areas such as creating dishes that were commonplace during rationing, to learning songs that were popular with the soldiers. Watch this space to see how our learning progresses.

Topic Map for Autumn 1 2020

Reading gives you wings!


Reading regularly will help develop your vocabulary, improve your spelling and inspire your own written work. We read daily in school; as a class, through guided reading sessions and independently. Ideally, you should be reading daily at home but we recommend at least four times a week. As well as always having a school reading book on the go, it is good to read other materials too. 


Please bring your reading record to school each Friday so we can see what reading you have been doing outside of school. 

 Happy reading!



This guide will help you with your grammar.

Help with spellings

Statutory spelling lists for KS2

Maths Homework

Maths homework will often be set on IXL Maths and will complement work done in class that week. Additionally, children will be asked to practise their times tables and core number facts. Using TimesTable RockStars, Studyzone.Tv  and Xtramath will help with this. There are links to these websites below. If children do not have access to a computer/ the internet, just let us know and we can make arrangements for them to complete the work in school. 

Percentages Guide

Decimals Guide

Fractions Guide

Area and perimeter guide


Currently, PE is on a Friday afternoon, so please come to school in your P.E. kit. When the weather gets a bit colder, it is fine to come to school in jogging bottoms. Some days we will complete a mile run around the school grounds. 

Code of Conduct

At Swanage Primary we follow our Friendly Four rules: be safe, be kind, be respectful and be responsible.

As a class, you considered what your rights  are and you said that it is also the responsibility of everyone in the class to be kind, considerate and polite; to try hard and persevere when you face challenges; and treat others as you like to be treated yourselves.