Year 5

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Summer  2

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In English we are continuing to read and explore Wonder with a different writing genre each week.

In Maths we are measuring angles on a line and circle, we are measuring weight and capacity and moving shape through translation.

In PSHEE we are learning ‘Changing Me’; Self and body image, puberty and conception as well as looking ahead to year 6.

In Science we will compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets. Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution. Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating. Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic. Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes and explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.

Last Term of Year 5- let’s make it count!

Summer 1

In English we are using ‘Wonder’ as our key text and will be exploring different writing genres each week.

This moving, humourous, and at times brutal novel tells the story of August Pullman, a boy with a rare facial disfigurement, who is starting school for the first time after being home-schooled by his mother. Told from a number of different characters’ perspectives – Auggie’s own, his sister’s, her boyfriend’s, his friends’ and his sister’s friends – Wonder explores the experience of living with a severe facial disfigurement and experience of those around Auggie, as they struggle with their own reactions to his face, with finding compassion, kindness and accepting the difference of others. Wonder addresses themes of prejudice, friendship, the essential ‘unknowability’ of others’ inner lives and the rules by which we choose to live our own.

In Maths we are working on comparing and ordering decimals, percentages and geometry- investigating, drawing and solving angle problems.

In Topic- Feel the Force, we are using our science skills and discovering more about forces and movement, singing songs in music and using percussion instruments and in PSHEE we will delving into the unit of ‘Relationships’.

Spring 2


We are really looking forward to our Tudor topic this half term and have lots of exciting things planned!


In English, we are reading the book 'Treason' by Berlie Doherty, we will be incorporating drama and role play work into our learning this topic to really understand life of the Tudor.


Fractions, decimals and percentages are our focuses in maths this half term. We will be following our 'Maths No Problem' scheme and looking at a number of different methods to convert between them all.


In History, we will be looking at the life of Tudors, Tudor Britain and crime and punishment throughout this historical period.


In DT, we are going to be learning how to sew and design a Tudor rose.


In Art, we are going to be drawing silhouettes, focusing on key details.


Our school tip this topic will be on Thursday 25th April 2019 and we will be going to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton to watch a live stage show of the Horrible History book ‘Terrible Tudors’. All school trip payments can be paid through parent pay.


Our days for PE have changed for this half term, we are now doing PE on a Monday and Friday. All children need a full PE kit for every lesson.


We look forward to another great half term and are grateful for your continued support with your child’s learning.


Miss Booth, Miss McCarthy, Mrs Wilson, Miss Rooney and Mrs Genner.

The Year 5 team.


Year 5 Spring Term 1

Mission To The Moon

We hope you all had a fun and festive Christmas and we wish you all a Happy New Year!

What we are learning this term

In English our key text will be Cosmic, we will be exploring the text and using it to create some extended writing pieces. We will be focusing on grammar aspects and implementing them into both our writing and guided reading.

In Maths we are going to be answering word problems, creating and reading graphs and dividing to make fractions, ordering and comparing fractions.

Our topic this term is science based- Mission to the Moon, we will be describing the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system, describing the phases of the moon and use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night.

We are super proud of how hard year 5 worked in the autumn term and are looking forward to another fabulous term of learning. 


Welcome to Year 5 

Welcome to Year 5! We have had a great first week being creative and exploring Salvador Dali and all of his art work and moustache!

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This term we are learning about the Rainforest and South America- we will be looking through atlases to locate the country, delving deep into the layers of the rainforest and seeking out all of the animals and plants. We will investigate the importance of the rainforest and debating its purpose while looking at what is happening in the world to our environment and the impact of this.  We will be exploring the creative mind of Rousseau who was inspired by the wildlife in his art work. 


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In English our book is called ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ – we will be creating a balanced argument, producing art work from the text, building cohesion and writing for different purposes.


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In Maths we are learning about numbers to 1 000 000, wholes numbers for addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, solving word problems, reading graphs and finding fractions.

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Maths and English Homework 

We have designed a homework grid for this half term. There are two activities each week that the children need to complete and the grid allows them to see upcoming homework. We have tried to include a variety of different activities for the children to complete that link to our year 5 curriculum aims.

Spellings and Times tables

Each week 6 words will be highlighted on a sheet and 6 number facts will be given on Friday and will be tested the following Friday. All spellings and number sums can be located in the home learning book.

Please remember to bring your water bottles to school and a healthy snack that you can have at break time this can be fruit or vegetables.

Please have your PE kits in school.

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We are looking forward to a brilliant first Autumn Term.