Cycle 2


We had a great start to the year in Year 5. In Cycle 2 we will be covering some exciting topics.


We have a lovely uniform at Brentnall and I would just like to remind you to put your child’s name in their uniform. In Year 5, this now consists of a blazer, jumper, white shirt, tie, black trousers or skirt and black school shoes. Please ensure your child has the correct uniform. They win a uniform dojo every day if it is correct.


Homework is given out weekly on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday. This will include a piece of Maths homework and spellings to learn weekly. In addition, each term there will be a topic based homework project for the children to enjoy creating with you at home.


The children have all got reading books now and will be bringing them home each night to read with you. Their diary is for you to sign to show your child has read at home for 15-20 minutes per night. There will be a dojo point given for each child who has read that night.


Throughout the school there is a dojo point system. Children really enjoy earning dojo points related to any behaviour related to our school values: Learn, Respect and Succeed. When children earn 28 dojos for the week they will go to the dojo treat on Friday afternoon.


This year we are lucky enough to have sports coaches teach the children different skills in P.E.! Children will be doing P.E. on Wednesdays and Fridays so will require their full P.E. kit for these days which consists of a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.  If your child has taken their P.E. kit home to be washed, we ask that it is returned on Monday and stays in school until Friday. This is in case the sports coach is able to offer an extra session within the week.


Starting from January, we will be going swimming at Broughton Leisure Centre. A letter will be sent out closer to the time. The children will need:

  • A swimming costume/ trunks
  • A towel
  • A swimming hat


An Overview of Cycle 2

  • English– Floodland by Marcus Sedwick


  • Perimeter and Area
  • Fractions
  • Place Value
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Statistics
  • Converting Measures


Earth and Space

History –

Romans -The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain


Sports Coach

Rounders/ Swimming

French- Quelle heure est-il?

Religious Education-

If God is everywhere, why do some people go to a place of worship?


DT- Seasonal Cooking

Computing- Radio Station

I am looking forward to a very exciting year in Year 5. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. Thankyou. Miss Smail, Mrs Weston and Mrs Richardson.