Sizzling Spring

How time flies when you’re having fun. Somehow, we are already halfway through the year. September seems like a distance memory and the daffodils are certainly poking their heads through the soil as (hopefully) those long winter nights are behind us. We have so many exciting things planned for this half term I’m certain we’ll be at Easter before we’ve had chance to blink.

Over the half term my family and I have been extremely busy visiting lots of places, including the Attenborough Nature reserve. I was so inspired by our Bird Watch Day I suggested we head on over, binoculars equipped, to see what we could find. Blue Tits, Robins, Cormorants and more were on the menu – all fantastic to see.

Time is very much on the agenda for the coming half term and we’ll be using our scientific skills from before the holidays to help us plot, graph and experiment once again! Read below to find out more…

What are we learning?

Back to the Future!

In year 5 – just like the rest of the school – we’ll be focusing upon time. It is a theme that will seep through everything that we I can’t wait to get started! There are going to be lots of brilliant things we are going to be learning about so keep your eyes peeled!

Highlights from last half term

Science Investigations & Excel Masters!

Last half term the children sincerely impressed me with their fantastic work during our science investigations. We examined and measured the different forces you might experience, whether it was air resistance, gravity or water resistance. They were brilliant at performing experiments fairly and were then able to take their data and create charts using Microsoft Excel to display it accurately. We’re so lucky to have a great group of scientists in our class!

Home Learning

Handed out Friday – Returned Friday


A huge well-done to all those children who have been keeping up with their reading at home; we’ve really enjoyed talking about books last half term and this is set to continue as we examine lots of different text types this half term, ranging from gripping time travel novels to videos about the physics behind time.

Homework Tasks

Homework will keep to the same theme as previous half terms, but I wanted to take the chance to say thank you for supporting your children’s learning – it has been a pleasure to see how much effort they have been putting into their work each week.

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.

King regards,

Mr. Litchfield and Mrs. Bugden