Holy Trinity CofE Primary School (Merton)

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School


What we have achieved this week:

Welcome back! This week, we kicked off our new topic of South America by 'flying' to Rio De Janeiro and learning more about the continent of South America. We have started Journey to the River Sea and are thoroughly enjoying it!


In Maths, we are continuing our topic on decimals and this week we learned how to write as decimals as percentages and fractions. 

Please complete the Mathletics tasks set for you. 
In Journey to the River Sea, Maia has travelled across the Atlantic and up the Amazon River towards her destination. Along the way, she has been amazed at the interesting animals, the colourful and vibrant nature around her and the welcoming people she meets. 
Think of a time when you have been on a journey. Write a postcard home telling your friend all about the experience of your journey. 
Things to consider: 
How did you travel?
What did you see? 
Who did you meet? 
Did you learn anything new along the way? 
 New spellings will be introduced next week. 
On Tuesday 30th April, Year 5 will be going to South Park Gardens in the afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school that day with a light jacket or waterproof. Many thanks. 
*Pencil case re-stock*
Please check if your child needs any replacement stationary, especially handwriting pens (no biros) and glue sticks. 
Please see below a letter regarding pedometers to be worn during our daily mile/step it up campaign. 
PE will continue to be on Thursdays and Fridays for both classes this half-term. We will be outside when it is dry; please ensure your child has tracksuit bottoms and a jumper as part of their PE kit. 
Reading Records

We expect all of you to be updating your reading records with at least 3 entries every week. This should include:


-Title of book

-Page numbers read

-A detailed comment about what you have read eg What did you enjoy most? What type of story was it? Which character was your favorite and why? Is it similar to any other stories you've read? 

Please make sure you bring your reading book and reading record to school every day and an adult signs it after each entry. 


If you are supporting your child's reading at home, please find a document containing the Year 5 reading targets and possible questions to support each one at the bottom of this page. 


PE Kits

Please remind your children that if they go to an after-school club that requires them to wear their P.E kit, that it is returned to school the following day.

If, for any reason, your child is unable to take part in P.E, please inform the class teacher directly, send an email or write a note. Otherwise, they will be expected to take part.



Please try to provide your child with a healthy snack for break time and a pencil case with the required equipment.

Please ensure children always have a water-proof jacket in school as the weather can be very unpredictable.