November Nights

Welcome back from, what I hope, has been an enjoyable half term break! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again and I’m eagerly anticipating the stories of how many sweets you managed to get during Halloween.

I have had a lovey half term break; it felt like it was longer than two weeks! In no particular order, the Litchfield’s have: visited the Peak District twice; been at Christmas markets (yes – already!); shopping at Meadowhall; visiting family; writing to, and receiving a reply from, Sir David Attenborough; and so much more than I think I could do with another week off just to recuperate!

As a final thought, remember, that as we progress up to the Christmas production please make sure that you are continuing to read your scripts as frequently as possible to make sure you are familiar with the story overall and any lines you may have to learn.

What are we learning?

As a whole school we’re looking at the excellent collection of stories known as ‘1001 Arabian Nights’. We have our own specific year five version of events that we will be examining as we move towards Christmas. Of course, we’ll dip into the school play too!

Awesome Websites

Keen readers

Parents frequently ask me about recommendations for books. It can be challenging to find a good selection specifically aimed at year 5. Luckily, the Books Trust have a superb tool to help you out!

The tool allows you to select your age range, type of book then gives you your results.


Home Learning

Handed out Friday – Returned Friday


We will provide your child with books from school to read at home. Please try to read as frequently as possible and sign the relevant part of the reading diary – thank you in advance!

Homework Book

Each week your child will bring home their homework book along with some pieces of homework to complete. For example, each week spellings will be sent home along with a piece of Maths and English. The tasks will link to learning we have done in school that week (or have recently covered). Spellings will be tested on a Friday too.

A catch up

If you do have any questions or concerns that I can help with, please catch me on the playground and I’ll do my best to answer them then and there.

Kind regards,

Mr. Litchfield