Birchwood Grove CP School




Year Five 

 Autumn Term 2020

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to Birchwood Grove and into Year 5. We have many exciting , plans ideas and hopes for your children this academic year. We will aim to share as much as we can with you  through our website, ParentMail and SeeSaw. 

We are beginning our year with a strong focus on emotions, this includes emotions that we may have encountered over the last 6 months. We have a beautiful book to help children think about themselves and where they belong within the school, the community and the world. 

'Can I Build Another Me?' by Shinsuke Yoshitake is out first text of the autumn term and to begin our topic 'What does it mean to belong?'

 We will be looking at what makes us individual and why it isn't realistic to build another one of yourself. This will encompass many curriculum rareas including, science, Art, Design and Technology and PSHCE.


Following this and continuing with the same topic throughout the autumn term, we move onto the book, 'The Boy At The Back Of The Class.' by Onjali Q. Raúf. This book follows a refugee child as he embarks on a journey from Syria to becoming a resident of the United Kingdom with the help of his friends at school. It is a wonderful book addressing some real life and current themes in a child friendly way and we are confident that the children will enjoy this book. 

We look forward to the following academic year with you all. 



Have you ever heard anyone say “I can’t draw,” or “I’m not good at sports,” or “I could never do that?”

As the new school year begins, we will be thinking about developing a growth mindset. By learning that our brain is a muscle which can be exercised and grow, we can all become better learners and be able to face the challenges. We will also be looking at our school values and writing stories to with a growth mind-set moral or message. We will be using three key texts as a starting point, these have wonderful vocabulary and illustrations for us to explore.