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Brierley Forest

Primary and Nursery School

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Welcome to the Voyagers 

Your Class Teacher is Miss Cropley. We are also supported in our learning by Mrs Hackett, Mrs Swain and Mrs Walton some days too.

We worked very hard in year 4 and now we need to continue that determined and resilient approach in Year 5 as well - let's keep making lots of progress!


In Maths, we are continuing to tackle fractions. Including:

  • Comparing and ordering fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number.
  • Identifying, naming and writing equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually - including tenths and hundredths.
  • Recognising mixed numbers and improper fractions and converting from one form to the other. We will also write mathematical statements >1 as a mixed number [for example,25+45=65= 115].
  • Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number.
  • Multiplying proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams.



In English, we have an exciting opportunity this term! We will be working with Pie Corbett and the Talk for Writing team to improve our narrative, story writing skills. We will take part in online sessions on Monday mornings to develop our ideas ready for the rest of the week. alongside this we will be looking at the text 'Brightstorm'. 


In Science, this half term is focused on 'Forces'. We will look at Gravity, Air resistance, Friction and experiment with levers and pulleys.


For information regarding our other subjects, scroll down and click on the relevant pages. 



Please listen to or encourage your child to read at least 3 x a week and record it in their reading planner. Voyagers change their reading books on a Tuesday each week. Please make sure that your child has their reading planner in school every day to support with our monitoring and allow us to sign them also. 


Online Learning/ Homework

There are weekly spellings available on Spelling Shed and weekly times tables to practise on TT Rock Stars for the chance to win tickets to fun activities around Nottinghamshire! Prizes for Autumn 1 have already included tickets to I Jump!



Our PE day is Friday. Please send your children into school wearing their PE kit on these days. If it is cooler that day please ensure your child is wearing navy or black jogging bottoms, their school jumper and trainers.



Please make sure your child only brings a water bottle, packed lunch (if they have one), their book bag (including their reading planner everyday) and their coat. Please check your child has not taken any small toys, lip glosses or sweets with them in the morning. 


I look forward to our year together,  

Miss Cropley and the Year 5 team smiley