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Havelock Street, Desborough
Northamptonshire, NN14 2LU

The children have been busy already and have enjoyed making mountains, turning the year five area into Everest base camp and orienteering, as an introduction to our new topic on ‘Mountain Survival’. 

During the first half of this term we will be learning about ‘Mountain Survival’ and how mountains are formed. We will be looking at where mountains can be located across the world and the human impact on mountain areas. We will be writing explanations about mountains and diaries as explorers. We will also be writing an adventure story. In science we will be looking at the work of David Attenborough and how animals adapt to mountain life. in maths we will be looking at fractions, decimals and percentages. 

Thank you for the support parents showed by coming to our school Egyptian Museum afternoon. The volunteers from the Heritage Centre were so impressed with the children’s work that they asked for it to be exhibited in their museum. The work has now been displayed there and we are encouraging parents and children to visit again and take other family members or friends to see their work in a real museum. 


 Wednesday 25th January: Visit to the Corby Cube 

 Half-Term – We break for half-term on Friday 10th February and return to school on Monday 20th February 

Photos –School Photo Day *Tues 28th February

PE days are as follows:

  • • Mrs Williams Tuesday and Wednesday
  • • Mrs Ward/Mrs Hornsby Wednesday and Thursday
  • • Mrs Bodicoat (formerly Ms Irwin) Wednesday and Friday

Can you also make sure ALL jewellery is removed and earrings are taken out before school.  Children should wear a plain white t-shirt and preferably black shorts/leggings.

Home/school partnership

Homework in English and Maths will be given on Thursdays each week and will be completed by the following Tuesday. In addition to this, pupils will be given 10 words from the y5/6 spelling lists on Fridays. These will be put into their home/school link books and then can be taken home to learn. Therefore it is important that children bring their home/school links each day.

Reading at home is still vitally important for children in Year 5 and we will be encouraging them to keep their reading records up to date and making full use of our library.

Year 5 Curriculum