Miss Clifford
assisted by Sophie, Natalie & Mr Lumby



Our first PSHE topic is Being Me in My World. In this unit, children think about understanding their identity and how they fit well in the class, school and global community. It will be split into the following lessons:



  • Reading records and reading books must be in school every day. 

  • Bring a water bottle to school each day.

  • PE days are on Thursday and Friday and you are to come to school wearing your kit on both days. 

  • Our library session is on a Thursday so please have your library book in school to renew or change. 

  • At Boutcher, everyone has the right to: 

  • feel safe 

  • be respected

  • learn



Children will receive homework each Wednesday. In Year Five, weekly homework is:

  • daily reading (with responses in reading journal)

  • comprehension x 1 (completed in CGP book and returned to school on Monday)

  • ten spellings words and sentences plus a Readiwriter activity 

  • Mathletics activities x 2 

  • practise of times tables through Times Tables Rock Stars


All homework needs to be completed for Monday morning. Please upload the spelling sentences each week to Google Classroom to be marked.  


Children will be tested on their spellings each Wednesday and their score will be recorded in their reading journal.


We follow a book-based approach to the teaching of writing and have started the term with Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and Laura Freeman. During this unit, spelling, punctuation and grammar skills will be taught and then applied within a non-chronological report, a formal persuasive letter, an informal letter, a diary entry, character descriptions and a newspaper report.



Our first science topic is Earth and Space. We will begin looking at evidence for why the earth and planets are approximately spherical and will also cover the movement of Earth and other planets in relation to the sun, and the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night. 

Have you read these books yet?



We are reading The Race to Space, which links with our science topic of Earth and Space. We are really enjoying learning more about the neck-to-neck space race between the Soviet Union and the US whilst developing our reading skills. 



The first RE topic for this term, answers the question: How Has The Christian Message Survived For Over 2000 Years? This question will be broken down into weekly lessons, and will cover the Ascension, Pentecost, The Trinity and how Confirmation contributes to the spread of the Christian message.


History, geography and art objectives will be taught through our study of the Victorians. 

Children will:

  • gain an overview of the significance of the Victorian period within the wider narrative of British history;

  • make comparisons to everyday life during this period in time with modern British lifestyles;

  • consider some of the major changes and their effects during this period, for example the industrial revolution and the railways;

  • study significant people.

We will also make links with the local area so children have an understanding of Bermondsey during this period in history. 


We will learn about the work of the Victorian designer, William Morris. 



Please support your children to keep their times tables knowledge running smoothly!  We rely more and more on quick recall of mental maths facts to underpin our learning. Time spent practising on Times Tables Rock Stars is encouraged to develop quick recall. 

Please find the Maths Methods Handbook here



Who’s excited for the first Topical Talk project?  

Make sure you get involved with the online conversations on the hub. 



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Click here for Year 5 book list


Click here for Year 5 overview