Autumn Term 2: Week 1 in Y5

Assalaamu Alaikum, Year 5 and Parents!

I pray you are all in the best of health In Sha Allah!

New Changes (Temporary):

It has been quite an interesting experience teaching part of Y5 and part of Y3! Fortunately, the children have been adapting well to this new change, alhumdulilah.

Standard of Work:

The standards of expectations I have for Year 5 in Autumn Term 2 is a lot higher now that they have learnt a lot more in Autumn 1. As parents, please ensure that you are keeping track of you’re children’s progress from home and are encouraging them to reach their highest potential in home learning also. As a teacher, it is mine and Ustdha Amatuallah’s responsibility to facilitate learning and raise the standards of your children’s learning but it is your child’s responsibility to respond to via home study and yours to encourage this at home. Let us aim for the moon so that if we cannot reach the moon, we are still amongst the stars.

Assembly: The children are expected to produce an assembly based on what we have been learning. This will taken place on Friday 13th November 2020. You will have an online viewing of this assembly.


I have set Maths and English homework for this week but I thoroughly do emphasize that you MUST be ensuring that your children are reading in front of you EVERYDAY for 10-15 mins and practicing weekly spellings. I have given out Yellow Reading Record books which it is your responsibility to write in, also. The children have been given books to read that they have chosen from the library. I have logged into the system on which books have been taken. We will aim to change these books every two weeks. I will also be giving out band books (appropriate to reading age) once the GL assessments are completed.

GL Assessments:

As you are aware, your children will be completing their GL assessments. There is no need to worry or prepare. This is done to make sure we have a clear picture of your child’s learning style and where they are currently, in their learning abilities.

It is the children’s responsibility to complete their homework, and yours to encourage them.

Those who do not complete homework will have to complete this in school, in their lunch detention.

The homework that has been set as as follows:

English (2 Sheets: Punctuating sentences and Year 5 Class Assembly lines)

Maths (2 Sheets:  Year 5 – Week 6 homework – factors and fractions and Abacus online homework).

Spellings: 1 Sheet: Year 5 1B Term Spellings (Some may have Year 6 but this is based on ability).

QAIS: This will be given by their teacher!

English: The children have been learning about WW2 through the core text, ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo. The key skills for this week have been focused on chronological reports, predictions, inferences and retrieval.

In guided reading, we have been reading the book, ‘Kaspar’ by Michael Morpurgo.

Maths: The children have been learning to simplify fractions and have been revising factors of 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 etc.

Science: We have been exploring animals (including humans). Specially, we have focused upon gestation periods and revised life cycles.

Topic: In conjunctions with English, we have been learning about WW2 and what life would have been like in the 1930s.

RE: This week have been learning about Christianity and the story of Jesus in relation to Christmas.

Art: The main focus for Art will also be in conjunction with WW2 and Islamic Art.

PSHE: We will be exploring Online safety in collaboration with Computing.

Feel free to email me if you have any enquires!

Have an amazing weekend!