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Flourishing Through Friendship

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Squirrel Year 5

Class Teacher: Mr Wallace

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Amitrano


Welcome to Squirrel Class!


Term 2 2023


Hi Squirrels!


Welcome to our class page. Here you will find information about what we are doing on certain days and what we are learning about this term.


This term our big question is:


Was the British Empire a force for good or bad?



The children will begin by revisiting monarchs previously studied, such as Elizabeth I and James I, to set the context. Children will then learn about some of the significant decisions and events that took place during the reigns of these familiar monarchs that resulted in the birth and expansion of the British Empire. Studying the British Empire helps children gain a deeper understanding of Britain’s connection with the wider world, looking at not only the influence that Britain had on the wider world, but also the influences that the wider world has had on Britain.


In Maths, we will be looking at written methods for multiplication and division as well as looking at fractions. In Geography, we will be studying mountains around the world. In Art we will studying Islamic art and architecture. Through PSHE we will explore the theme of ‘Family and Friends’; in R.E. we will learn explore the Old Testament. Our D.T. project will be looking at mechanisms in toys. In Computing, we will be focusing on online safety and databases. Our P.E. lessons will be focusing on football skills and dance. 


If you have any questions, please contact Mr Wallace via ClassDojo.


Please remember all urgent messages, or messages about attendance and changes to pick up/drop off, should be sent to the School Office.

Home Learning


As always, where possible, the most important thing your child can continue to do whilst at home is read, practise times tables ( and learn any spellings given.


Spellings will be given out on a Friday and will then be learnt and tested on a bi-weekly basis.


We will set homework using the following websites:


Maths - and


SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) -


Your child will be given login details to keep at home.



P.E. will be on Mondays and Tuesdays. On both days, children need to come to school dressed in their P.E. kit.

Maths Key Performance Indicator Year 5