Cycle 3


During Cycle 2, children explored some exciting topics. We are now entering Cycle 3 and look forward to the term ahead.


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.


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.


This term we are continuing with swimming lessons. This will commence until April 2nd.  Every Thursday, the children will need:

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

An Overview of Cycle 2

  • English– Skellig by David Almond


  • Fractions
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Statistics
  • Converting Measures




UK and London


Sports Coach


French- L’Euro /  Bon Appétit

Children are really enjoying learning French through the app ‘Duolingo’ which is free to download if they wanted to continue their practise at home.

Religious Education-

Why is Jesus inspiring to some people? What would Jesus do?

Art- Fruit and Vegetables

Computing- Internet research & web page design

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.