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Brambles Primary Academy

Year 5 Chestnut

The chestnut tree is a deciduous tree closely related to oaks and beeches. 9 different species of chestnut can be found in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. 

Did you know that people used to grow chestnuts for their seeds- conkers since 2000BC. They were a substitute in areas where potatoes couldn't be grown.

Welcome to 5 Chestnut

Welcome to Year 5! This is the first year of Upper Key Stage 2 and it's so exciting to see you! 

We have three school rules

-Be ready

-Be safe

-Be responsible


The staff that teach us are 


Mr McNulty                                     Ms Bahar                       Miss K

Class Teacher                                    HLTA                           ETA

Important Information

The School Day

The school doors open at 8:30 a.m., the class register will be taken at 8:45 am, and learning will begin immediately after this.               

It is vital that pupils are on time for school so that they do not miss any important learning.

Pupils should bring to school each day:

  • Their reading book and reading record
  • A water bottle with their name on
  • Suitable clothing for the weather to ensure they are comfortable during outdoor break times
  • A packed lunch (if required)

Pupils are to be collected from school at 3:15 pm


PE days & Uniform

PE is taught on Mondays and Fridays.

 Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit. For more information on uniform please click Uniform.

Please make sure your child's name in in their PE kits, school uniforms, coats, hats, scarves and gloves.  



Reading books will be given out every Friday.

Your child will receive a 'Year 5 top 50 must-read book', a book of their choice to promote reading for pleasure. The children can change this whenever the children are finished it.

They may also receive a shared reader matched to their phonic reading level.

The shared reader will be changed on Friday. 


 Every Friday your child will receive homework to complement the learning in school. It is due back the next Friday. Homework is optional.



It is important to keep hydrated throughout the school day, so please ensure your child brings a water bottle with their name on it.



Key Dates

  • Friday 20th of October- Class trip! Please see Dojo for more details
  •  Friday 27th October 2023- End of half term
  • Monday 30h October 2023 -Sunday 5 November 2023 - Half-term 

  • Friday 22nd December 2023 - INSET Day (disaggregated) 

  • Friday 9th February 2024 - INSET Day
  • Monday 24th June 2024 - INSET Day 
  • Monday 22nd July 2024 -  INSET Day (disaggregated)

This half term we will be learning...


We will be reading 'Climate Action' by Georgina Stevens. We will be looking at lots of different themes within the text e.g. pollution and deforestation. We will learn about how climate change is affecting our world, explore the impact that humans have on the planet, and read about innovative ideas for tackling climate breakdown.

Later this half term, we will be reading 'Macavity: the Mystery Cat' by T.S. Eliot


This half term we will be beginning our writing with a focus on non-fiction, writing persuasive speeches to encourage people to help refugees and the homeless.  We will then move on to fiction and look at Arthur & the Golden Rope by Joe Todd-Stanton where we will be doing some creative writing and continuing the story.


 In Maths this half term we will be starting our learning with place value and then move onto learning about the 4 operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


In Science this half term, we will be learning about Living Things and Their Habitats.


In History this half term, we will be learning about The Vikings. 


This half term we studied self-portraits by famous Artists and created our own using different media.

Religious Education

In RE this half term, we are learning about special places and journeys. 


For PSHE this half term, we will be looking at 'Being Me in My World'.

Additional Jigsaw


This half term we are coding using our computing scheme of work 'Purple Mash'

Author Focus



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