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Base 5

Hello and welcome to Base 5’s homepage!

The class teacher is Mrs Wood and the teaching assistant is Miss Zafar.

In Base 5, independence and understanding go hand in hand – we embrace mistakes and really begin to learn from them as “the expert in anything was once a beginner”. The children are encouraged to find themselves, their creativity and their love for learning as they embark on their journey into key stage 2.

The aim of our page is to give you an insight into what we are learning about in class each theme along with suggestions of how you can support your child at home. You will be able to access information regarding; weekly homework, times tables, spellings and topics we are studying in class at the moment.

I hope you find this information useful, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Base 5 team.

Useful Information

Reading books and records must be bought into school each day.

Children are expected to read at home – this can be with a more experienced reader that can support them when they need it. Any books that they read can be added to their reading record, not just the ones from school.

Children have their username and passwords in the front of their reading records for them to be able to access our online learning resources, please clink below to find the links for these:

Homework will be sent out on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.

Our first PE session is on a Thursday morning first lesson – please can children arrive at school in their PE kit ready to begin.

Our second PE session is on a Friday morning, before lunch – please can children arrive at school in their school uniform as normal.

Please ensure all clothing and shoes are labelled, as well as bottles and any other belongings the children have with them in school – this is a huge help when items are misplaced!

Value of the Month

The value for April is Acceptance and in May we will be understanding the value of Honesty. Base 5 are going to be developing an understanding of what this means and importance of this value, earning tokens and working towards becoming the Values Champion for the class

Term Theme

This term we will be focusing on the layers of the Earth with our new theme, Tremors. We will be exploring the different ways the Earth has changed by understanding what causes volcanoes to erupt and the impact this has on the world, before looking into other natural disasters too. Understanding why natural disasters occur is our aim as we learn what is beneath the surface of the world.

Our love to read book this term is The Firework-Maker’s Daughter by Phillip Pullman, which will support us in answering questions, predicting events, and making inferences.

In Science this term, we will continue to explore magnetism and non-contact forces, suspending magnetic items in mid-air under the influence of magnetic forces. The Children will test materials for magnetic properties and think about what materials are magnetic. They will describe the properties of a magnet in simple terms and learn about the uses of magnets. As we move forward, we will begin looking into light.

Curriculum Offer


Miss S Wood

This Week's Homework

Homework will be sent out on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.

This Week's Spellings

Children will be introduced to new spelling rules each week.

At school, these are embedded in a range of ways, but continued practice at home can really support their recognition of the rule and help children to apply this to their writing.

This weeks rule is:
adding the suffix -ion.

Children are encouraged with the suffix rhyme, “Is there a letter I need to swap, is there a letter to double or drop?” to be able to spell accurately and apply the correct suffixes.

Please also continue to practice our high frequency words, the children have the appropriate year group words sent home to practice to support them in remembering and recalling.

Times Tables

Children should be practicing their times tables regularly in order to embed this in their memory. In year 2, the children learnt their 2’s, 5’s and 10’s times tables. In year 3 we have learnt our 3’s and 4’s and we are now gaining a deeper understanding of our 8’s.

Children need to be able to fluently recall their times tables to access other areas of maths, so please ensure they are logging into Times Tables Rock Stars to practice and earn as many coins as possible!