Milborne Port Primary School

Welcome to Newtown Class (Year 5)

Teacher: Miss White
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lockey

Click here to see Newtown Curriculum Overview 20-21.docx

This is an outline of what we will be doing throughout the year in each of the curriculum areas. 

For more details about what your children will be learning during the Autumn Term, click here.

For more details about what your children will be learning during the Spring Term, click here. 

For more details about what your children will be learning during the Summer Term, click here. 



Myself and Mrs Lockey are very much looking forward to the year ahead. As your child is now in Upper Key Stage Two the expectations will be higher to prepare your child for SATs and also the journey on to secondary school.

Home Learning:             

The expectation of reading at home at least 3 times a week with a signature from parents still continues from previous years. Reading has a huge impact on your child’s writing progression, and it is important not to just read with your child but to have a conversation about what your child is reading and also address any vocabulary that is not understood or is unfamiliar. We endeavour to listen to your child read at least once a week in school hours. There will be a weekly spelling list that your child is expected to learn, and they will be tested on this on a weekly basis. The spellings will not be read out for the test and therefore your child will need to remember these. Times tables will also be tested on a weekly basis. By the end of year 4 all children should know their times tables up to 12x12 from memory. These are a fundamental part of their mathematics progression.

Maths and English homework will be sent home on a Friday and be due in the following Wednesday. These tasks should take your child anywhere between 30-60 minutes. I am very happy to help any child who is struggling but they must come and see me before the hand in date. This is their responsibility!


-Home learning journals must be present in school everyday.

-Curriculum PE will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday, where your child will now be required to wear their PE kit for the whole day, however I ask that your child has a pair of trainers in school everyday as we endeavour to be undertaking the Golden Mile on a daily basis..

 If you have any queries or problems that you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact the school office via email.

 Miss C White and Mrs A Lockey.


Home Learning

From now on Home Learning will be set on a Friday and be due in the following Wednesday. This will be set and need to be completed and turned in on Google Classroom. If for any reason you do not have access to Google Classroom, paper copies of the Home Learning will be provided however we would like to keep this to a minimum.


Staying at home/ Blended Learning!

If your child is unwell and is having to self isolate it would be good if you could continue with learning from home or if you wish to support your child's learning at home, then please find below some links to websites that will allow your child to practice and reinforce what they are doing in school. Each week I will be setting activities on google classroom for your child to complete.

Our School Council representatives: Maizey and Rory

Below are the books that we will use in our English lessons each half term. Please feel free to purchase the books for your child if you wish so that they can follow along when we are using them in class (this is not a necessity.) However, please do not let your child read these books ahead of the half term as this would spoil the unit of work.

Milborne Port, Somerset DT9 5EP

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