Brinsley Primary & Nursery School

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Brinsley Primary And Nursery School - Year 5

    Who’s in the class

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    Ms D Martin
    Class Teacher
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    Mrs C Bamford
    Teaching Assistant
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    Mrs E Taylor
    Teaching Assistant

Class Name: Swifts

'Why should Britain be ashamed of slavery?' 

Our topic this term has a history focus and we will be learning about...

  • What the Transatlantic slave trade was
  • Where most slaves came from and where they were taken
  • How slaves were transported and conditions on board the ships
  • What slave auctions were like
  • Britain's role in the slave trade
  • When and why the slave trade ended
  • About the impact of slavery on the world today

We will also be starting our local history topic 'What's coal mining got to do with Brinsley?'                                        We will be finding out about our local area and its connection with coal and why coal was so important to Nottinghamshire and the UK.  We will hopefully visit the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield to experience going down into a mine.                                                                                                                                                       If you have any family connections with mining eg family stories, photos, newspaper articles we'd love for you to share them with us, so please send them into school or contact us.

English: We will be reading the book 'Journey to Jo'burg' and our work will be based on this. 

Maths: Our work this term will be about 'Place Value' and 'Addition and Subtraction'

PE: will be on MONDAY and WEDNESDAY. Children should come to school wearing the correct PE kit.  

RE: we will be answering the question 'What can we learn from great leaders and inspiring examples in today's world?'

ART: Portraits - we will use different media to create self- portraits.

PSHE: We will be learning about why it is so important to value differences.

MUSIC: our work is based on 'Livin' on a prayer' by Bon Jovi as well as music by Queen.

ICT: Online Safety

SPANISH: 'En el parque de animales' we will be learning numbers 1 - 39 and naming wild animals

 Please check Dojo for updates and photos.









Welcome to Year Five!

We hope that your child enjoys being a Swift!
Further information:


White Rose Home Leaning:


Top Marks:

Maths is Fun:



BBC Home Learning:

Bug Club: (your child will have been given an access code)




In KS2, children will be asked to complete the following homework tasks weekly:

  • Spellings
  • Times Tables Rock Stars (3 - 4 mins per day)
  • Read at least 3 times a week (but remember our challenge is to read 5 times!)

In addition to the above, you can, if you choose to, complete a piece of home learning linked to our learning e.g. a piece of artwork, research etc, and bring it into school to share with our class. 


Children will be given a list of age-related spellings. Spellings will be given out each week on a Friday and tested on the following Friday.

As well as learning the words, it would be useful for children to have a go at putting these into sentences (this does not have to be written down).


Times Tables

Times tables are a crucial part of maths, underpinning everything that we do, so I would strongly recommend regular practise. 

Children have their own log in to Times Tables Rock Stars which we encourage the children to access regularly, at home and at school.

The following website also has suitable games for children to practise their times table facts too. (Hit the Button is particularly popular with the children!)


Reading is an essential part of your child's learning.  All children should read at least 3 times a week at home. Your child will have a book-banded reading book and a school library book. They are also encouraged to read their own books or magazines at home too.  Please continue to hear your child read aloud as this really helps them to 'hear' errors and encourages them to use more expression.  Please remember to 'log' reading done at home on the digital reading log 'BoomReader'

Please contact me if you need your login details.


PE this term is on MONDAY and WEDNESDAY.

Children should come to school wearing their PE kit (White T-shirt, Black shorts or black joggers/leggings and Black PE shoes)

Earrings need to be removed or taped over for lessons (It is much easier if earrings are removed at home) and longer hair needs to be in a bobble.

Water Bottles

Children are encouraged to bring water bottles with them to school each day; they will have access to them throughout lessons but will remain in the class at lunch time.  You may wish to send an extra drink in their lunchbox.

Healthy Snacks

We encourage your children to bring healthy snacks into school such as fruit, vegetables, cereal bars, crackers etc.


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