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Base 5

Welcome to Base 5

Mr. Al-Asmar


In Base 5, homework will be given out on a Thursday and will be expected to be handed in by the following Thursday. This will give the children a week to complete it. If they finish the homework by Thursday they can bring it in early.

Spellings given out on a Thursday will be tested on the following Thursday.

Reading Expectations

Reading books and diaries need to be brought to school every day. Your child may change their book whenever they need to. Please continue to listen to your child read as often as you can; we expect children to be reading at home at least five times per week, writing a comment each time. If they accidentally leave their reading diary at school, they can write their comment on a scrap of paper ready to be copied in the following morning.

Children will be rewarded with a raffle ticket into the weekly draw if they achieve this weekly expectation of reading five times outside of school with comments for each read.

PE and Crossbar in School

Please could the children have their PE kit in school all week as lessons may need to be swapped. Children should have a plain white T-shirt, black or navy shorts, socks and trainers as well as black or navy jogging bottoms.

We generally discourage the wearing of jewellery and for safety reasons, only stud earring may be worn – these must be removed or covered before participating in sport.

Our Themes This Year…


We will being this academic year learning about Space. We will be studying areas such as: planets, exploration, stars, rockets and theories about space!




A Child's War:

The experiences of children in World War 2 will also be looked at during Year 5 and 6. Developing our understanding of what daily life was like for children during the war will be our focus.








The Egyptians:

As the year progresses, we will travel back in time to a land of pyramids, deserts and pharaohs. The rise and fall of the great Egyptian Civilization will be explored!
















As the summer begins, we will look closely at allotments, gardening and growing. Vegetables, fruit and growing your own food supply will be examined through investigation work.

Useful Documents

School starts at 9am be on time