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to Harvington C.E First & Nursery School

Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead - Helen Fishbourne, Deputy Headteacher & Deputy Safeguarding Lead - Becky Enstone. SEND Lead: Helen Fishbourne.

Year 5


Class Teacher: Miss Boers

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Phillips

Class Governor: Mr R. Arthur

P T F A Link: Mrs Brindley-Walters

Welcome to Year 5.

Our inspirational person is Nelson Mandela.

We have been learning lots of interesting facts about him and his life. 

Some new vocabulary we have learnt since studying him include:



Ask your child to explain what they mean!
Click on the image below to find out some more about him.

Important Information


Our news theme for this half term is 'Geography'. Please bring in any news articles relating to this for a merit and a dojo point.


Homework is sent out on a Friday to be handed in on the following Thursday. Spellings will be sent home at the beginning of the half term. Spelling and Big Maths tests take place on a Friday.


Please make sure your child has a named PE kit, water bottle, reading book and message book in school every day. Swimming lessons will take place on a Thursday so please ensure swimming kits are in school on this day.





Our theme this half term is 'Earth - friend or foe?'


   This theme will have a focus on geography. We will be studying natural disasters and focusing in particular on volcanoes.


Can you locate any volcanoes on a world map?

What do you notice about where volcanoes are mostly found?
Do you know about any famous volcanoes?

Click on the image above to find out more information about them.


Some key vocabulary we will be using:

active - has had at least one eruption in the past 10000 years

dormant - not erupting at the moment but is likely to erupt again

extinct - unlikely to erupt again





In Science this half term we are going to be learning about forces. Click on the image below to find out more about them.


Have a look at the two concept cartoons above. Which person do you think is correct and why?


Some key vocabulary we will be using:

friction - a force between two surfaces that are moving across each other

mechanisms - the parts which work together to make a machine



Click on the picture below to find some handy hints of what to include when planning an experiment.

Our class author is Michael Morpurgo.

Click on his picture below to visit his website.

This half term we are reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo in our guided reading and English lessons.

We are learning new words from this book each week. Some new words we have learnt so far are:





Ask your child to explain what they mean!


Year 5 / 6 spellings

Year 5 / 6 spellings 1



Click on the images below to support your learning at home using My Maths and Rapid Reading.