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2023 Summer Term

It has finally arrived! Better weather (probably), SATS (definitely) and quality learning (a certainty), it's the last stretch of the academic year! 


Now that we have all had a well-deserved rest, it's time to get back to it!


The Summer term is a HECTIC time for all, but it is worth it, with loads to look forward to! 

Yes, it is more of a flex for Year 6s, but year 5s, do not worry - I have you covered as well!

The limelight won't all be on the Year 6 Performance, the Year 6 Leavers Assembly, the Year 6 D.A.R.E Assembly (coming soon) and the Year 6 leavers hoodies... 

There's a trip to Magna and PGL Caythorpe to look forward to! Yes, yes I know...Year 6s will be doing those too. :) 

But for now....we've got some learning to do. Your topics for this half-term are...

From Pompeii to Pizza: What do we know about Italy and Volcanoes?


What have the Romans ever done?


 We will be focussing on these key areas:

Volcanoes in English lessons

Italy: Rome and Pompeii

Roman Gods, Leaders and Battles!

Volcanoes are amazing natural structures. In our English lessons, we will be researching just how these 'things' work. Why does hot, ashy stuff spew out of them and why can they be a source for good, as well as bad?


Your children will be able to tell you this half-term! Please make sure you ask them for their understanding. 


Below gives you an indication of what they will (or should at least!) be able to tell you. 

We will also be looking at the 'bella' country of Italy. It is a wondrous country, full of history and fascinating landmarks. Below are some useful videos to whet your appetite for what we will find out!

Reading at Home

Reading for pleasure is one of the most important skills in life. If we learn to love reading, we can apply this skill to practically ANYTHING. We can use it as a tool to escape reality, to learn something, to understand something...the possibilities are endless.


Please ensure that your child reads regularly. Kinoulton Primary School suggest 5 reads a week - this can be done at any time, but please remember to sign your child's personal organiser. The children will receive bronze, silver, gold or platinum awards for the reading - DON'T BE LEFT BEHIND!!!!

Being confident with multiplications is an easy way to become confident with mathematics. Once learned, they allow us access to so many areas of maths. is by far the greatest times tables tool I have come across and the kids LOVE IT!!!! Class 5 now has a dedicated board to TTRS - make sure you play plenty of 'Studio' games to get yourself a 'rock status' and a chance to be included in the CLASS 5 HALL OF FAME!!!!!


This year, year 5 and 6 children are expected to complete...


weekly 5 x reads

20 word spellings

Times Tables Rock Stars Competitions

weekly 'SAFE' maths worksheets (alternate fortnights for year 5)

weekly SPaG worksheets (alternate fortnights for year 5)


Homework is most effective when it is relevant. The work requested will therefore be expected to be completed on time. If your child is finding any work difficult, or you are struggling to find the time to do this, please speak to myself or anyone in school and we will be able to accommodate this. For year 6 especially, the homework may make the biggest difference! 

Recommended Reads

Use the documents below to find suitable books to read for your year group.  I look forward to hearing about which books you have read and feel free to write a review so your classmates know what you think of it!

Stuck for a book? Follow the link below to find a list of book reviews written by adults and children of your age...

Click on the flag below for French resources to help practise your language skills.

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