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**Remember to wear your PE kits to school every Tuesday and Friday**

Links to online learning

  • What’s the big idea?

    In this project, we will be studying our local area with a heavy focus on Geography. Geograohy is a key subject to develop children’s understanding of the world and their local area. The skills we will be looking at are mapwork, fieldwork, land use and the positive and negative impact humans can have on an area.  

  • What will we be learning?


    We will be able to:

    • place local and national events on a timeline from our lifetime.
    • use relevant terms for different periods
    • ask and answer questions about the local environment

    We will know:

    • what a primary source is
    • how to select, organise and present information

    We will be developing our understanding:

    •  of the history of Brentford


    We will be able to:

    • locate Mogadishu, Somalia on world maps
    • use a range of maps
    • create graphs
    • discuss similarities and differences between regions

    We will know:

    • the continent and capital city of Somalia, and neighbouring countries
    • the impact of human activity on different environments


    We will be able to:

    • code our own game
    • create an online quiz linking to our local area


    We will know:

    • life cycles of different organisms
    • changes to the human body
    • different soils
  • Knowledge organiser

    We use a knowledge organiser for every project in every year group. It is a helpful way for children and families to see the key knowledge that children will learn. This key knowledge helps the children ask more questions and then find out more information.

    It would be helpful to talk with your child about this knowledge organiser. As the project develops, they will be able to share more knowledge. Thank you!


    We will be reminding ourselves of all the times tables facts we already know - TTRockstars can help with this!

    Our main focus will be on multiplication, division, shape, measures and statistics.

    • We will be learning how to write: explanation text, narrative descriptions, a report and personal recounts.
    • We will continue to improve our spelling, punctuation and grammar knowledge, skills and understanding, in particular: spelling rules involving suffixes and prefixes; adverbial phrases showing time, manner and place.
  • Year 5 Notes & Dates

    School day:

    Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children can attend Morning Sports and Breakfast Club from 8am every morning in the Key Stage 2 playground.

    The Year 5 school day starts at 8.45am. Your child needs to enter school through the main gate and walk through the KS2 playground. 

    Your child needs to be collected from the KS2 playground at 3.15pm, unless they walk home alone. If your child can walk home alone, please fill out the form that you can collect from the office (this includes those children who walked home alone last year).   

    PE Kits

    School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt. PE kits should be worn into school on Tuesdays and Fridays.


    Musical instruments need to be in school every Thursday. It is important that your child is practising their instruments at home.


    1. Daily reading - this is very important! Please listen to your child read, and read to them. Thank you!
    2. A short piece of work will be sent home once a week on a Friday- this will help your child with their English or Maths knowledge and skills.
    3. A task connected to project learning every half term. This will be set on DB - we will email you with more information.

    If you have any problems with completing the homelearning tasks, please talk to your teacher at pick up, or email your teacher.

    Your child has their login details – if you need these again, please email:  phoenix@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk


    Symptoms of COVID-19 or of a cold:

    You will be asked to follow the COVID-19 guidance for households with possible infection coronavirus guidance.


    You will be asked to have your child tested for COVID-19 as this could have an impact on our school. This can include testing for all children and their families, if displaying symptoms.

    *If your child does not take a test, your household will have to isolate following government guidance – please contact the school for more information.


  • How to Contact The Year 5 Team

    There are two main ways to talk with your child’s teacher/team.

    You can talk at the start or end of the day – remember that we have more time at the end of the day or email us on the address below phoenix@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Teachers will respond between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm.

  • Can you help?

    Brentford or Somalia

    Do you have maps, books, photographs, artefacts from these areas?

    Would you like to come and talk about your visits to these areas?! We would love to have you in our classrooms!

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