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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 at Atlantic Academy Portland!

Year 5A's teacher is Miss Wilson and Year 5B's teacher is Miss Iversen. Miss Iversen and Miss Wilson’s key aims this year are to develop an attitude of resilience (stamina) in children’s learning. You can help at home by using this word- particularly in relation to homework.



Mrs Sanderson and Mrs Russell are the Year 5 Learning Support Assistants.




Our topic for Summer 1 in Year 5 is ‘The Terrible Tudors’.  This fits in with the Aspirations theme of ‘Leadership and Responsibilities’.  We will be learning about the kings and Queens of this time period and the life of Tudor people.

Linking to our topic, Year 5’s class text will be ‘My Friend Walter’ by Michael Morpurgo.  It would be great if everyone in the year group could do an AR quiz on this by the end of the term.

In Maths, the children will be learning about: area, perimeter, measurement and translation of shapes.

This Summer term we are also having: technology, art, PE and science in Secondary classrooms which allows specialist teachers to provide outstanding knowledge to year 5.  

As it is now Summer, we would like to remind you that children are not required to wear their school jumpers, however, they will need to make sure they remember to bring their blazers.

Each lesson the children have the opportunity to achieve a golden ticket.  To issue these, we will be looking for children who are displaying positive learning, participation and stamina.

General Support

First and foremost, support, reassure and encourage your child to always just try their best. Praise and encourage!

• Ensure your child has the best possible attendance at school.

• Reading, spelling and arithmetic (e.g. times tables) are always good to practise.

• Talk to your child about what they have learnt at school and what book(s) they are reading (the character, the plot, their opinion).

• Make sure your child has a good sleep and healthy breakfast every morning!

Homework Support

Please encourage your child to take pride in their homework and ensure that it is completed to the best of his or her ability. Feel free to help and support but remember that they also need to be practising independence.