Tutor Group 5 Autumn 2021


September 2021


Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back - the students are settling in well and are happy and excited to be back to school. We hope that this year will be not only productive but also successful and a happy and safe environment for all the students.

Please find below an outline of the subjects/topics that your child will be learning about in this autumn term



We are currently working on the letters and sounds program to revisit and master sounds that will help the students blend, segment and read with increasing accuracy and fluency. Phonics will be carried out daily through a range of activities.

Shape coding will be reintroduced to help the students create grammatically correct sentences.



The students will focus a lot of their time on developing their understanding of number and place value. They will work on sequencing numbers, reading and writing to and beyond 100. They will continue their work on recognising the largest and smallest numbers from a choice of up to 3 numbers, as well as recognising odd and even numbers. We will also work on addition and subtraction, money, length and the properties of shapes.



The theme is The Magic Toymaker. We will be sharing thoughts of what our favourite toys/ games are.We will look at past and present games. We will learn about the history of the teddy bear and look at artists such as Peter Blake and Pieter Brueger. We will also look at the materials used to make toys in the past and present day



The topic for this term is The circulatory system and the heart. TG5 students will learn about the function and location of the heart, healthy and unhealthy foods.We will look at the red and white blood cells and identify our senses.



This is an integral part of our time in school. The students will develop their communication skills by spending time together, playing games, problem solving and sharing their thoughts and knowledge with one another.



TG5 students will use laptops on a daily basis to research topics and develop their skills and knowledge , especially in literacy, numeracy and science.


Expressive Arts

We will attempt to make teddy bears and an optical spinning top as well as construct puppets.

Dance and music will be a weekly occurrence for the students.



This will be given out every Friday. The work will be primarily linked to the literacy or numeracy topics for that week.

Reading daily with your child for at least 10-15 minutes would help support and enhance their skills and confidence.



If you have any questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to ask.


Yours sincerely,

Class Tutor: Pamela Palanyandi