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Miss Durber (Y5) 2022 - 2023

Miss Durber

Miss Durber

is the Year 5 teacher, she enjoys taking her little dog for walks and attending agility classes.

Mrs Williams

Mrs Williams

Mrs Williams is a teaching assistant in Year 5.

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This term the writing will be inspired by the book ‘King Kong’ by Anthony Browne. The focus writing tasks will be a dilemma narrative and a balanced argument.

The children will be continuing to work on their grammar and punctuation knowledge and applying it in their daily writing. Some of the areas that we will focus on are: using parenthesis, the use of a dash to mark boundaries between independent clauses, relative clauses, direct and undirect speech, and present perfect and present perfect progressive tense.

In spelling, we use the Headstart Primary scheme. The words for each week are on a document attached below.

Set 1: week beginning 17.4.23

Set 2: week beginning 15.5.23

Set 3: week beginning 19.6.23


In our reading lessons, we focus on the reading skills required to help the children improve their understanding of texts. Each lesson works on the different skills required to become a successful reader including making sure the text makes sense, making predictions, retrieve and record information, identify facts and opinions and looking at the author’s use of language. These are the books we are looking at this term in our reading lessons:



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This term the children will be recapping what they have learnt already and learning new skills and knowledge in: Place Value, Fractions and Decimals, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Measure, Geometry and Statistics. 

We will be continuing to revise the times tables as well!


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The first topic is ‘Electricity'. The children will be learning about where we get electricity from as well as making simple circuits.  Animals including Humans is our final topic this year. We will be looking at the stages of human development, including puberty. The children will be carrying out investigations and learning lots of scientific vocabulary. 





In R.E., the two units for this term are Discipleship and Other World Religions. The key questions are:

How important is the new covenant to Christians?

How does a mosque show that the idea of one community is important to Muslims?

How does the Hindu celebration of Divali show their understanding of God?






During PE, the children will be working on their fitness and coordination skills. This will be taught by Mrs Riddle on Monday and alternate Tuesday afternoons. The children should come to school on these days in their PE kit.

PE lessons are outdoors 

PE kits should include:

A team coloured t-shirt or a white t-shirt

Black shorts

Trainers (not pumps or slip on shoes)

School Hoodie



We will be continuing going into the woods for lessons and on these days the children need jackets and wellies or outdoor shoes.            

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Reading at Home


 Reading with your child is very important as it helps them develop their learning in all areas of the curriculum.

Talking with your child and asking them questions about their reading book will enhance their comprehension skills. Suggested questions are inside the reading record book and in the information booklet below.

The home reading reward scheme will continue again this term. The children in Year 5 will be rewarded for every 5 books that they read. The reading record books must be signed by an adult to count.

Thank you for your support.


Super Star Reader Award - Miss Randall's Website


We will be still encouraging personal hygiene and regular washing of hands. 

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St John's Sandbach Primary School

Heath RoadSandbach, Cheshire, CW11 2LE

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01270 762859

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