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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Teacher : Mr Tomkinson

Teaching Assistant: Mrs McManus

Other teachers : Mrs McDonough - various subjects in topic
                          Mrs Bridge - Science


Welcome back! We hope that you had a wonderful and relaxing Summer holiday and are ready for the year ahead.

We have lots of exciting activities planned. Here is an overview of what we will be doing this half term.


Autumn 2


In RE, we will studying the topics of 'Ourselves', 'Life Choices' and 'Hope'. Each week, alongside our whole school Collective Worship sessions, the children will prepare and lead their own.


In English, we will be creating persuasive presentations and writing legends based on 'Beowulf' by Michael Morpugo.  We will have weekly spelling tests which will be listed each week below.


In Maths, we will be looking at place value, decimals, angles shapes. I would encourage the children to keep on practising their times tables TT Rocks. They all have their own password.


Our first topic is entitled 'A Kingdom United' and we will be looking at this through History, Geography and Music. In History, we will be looking at the 'Anglo-Saxons' and how they invaded and settled in the United Kingdom. In Geography, we will be looking at the landscapes within the United Kingdom and in Music the traditions behind the National Anthems.


There will be lots of opportunities for children to become involved in the wider side of school as well. For the musical amongst us, we have recently started a school choir which the children have auditioned for. For those wanting to get into politics, the school council elections will take place shortly and we also have some children becoming chaplains, which is an important part of our school life.


Autumn 2


The second half of the Autumn term is now here and we have lots of exciting times ahead.


In RE, we will look at a different religion (Judaism) and then our work will focus on Advent.


In English, we will be performing poems. We will also be using 'A Christmas Carol' as our stimulus to write a narrative set in a 'historical period'. We will finish by writing playscripts.


In Maths, we will focus on Multiplication, Division and Fractions.


In Science, we will be looking at reversible and irreversible changes.


In Topic, we will continue to look at the settlement of the Anglo-Saxons. In Geography we will be studying where our food comes from, looking at the journey both at home and abroad. In D/T, we will be having a project looking at creating foods from around the world and how they think with Christmas celebrations.


Mr Tomkinson

What a lovely bunch! I wonder how much we will change throughout the year

What a lovely bunch! I wonder how much we will change throughout the year 1

Autumn 1 Timetable. Each half term the the timetable will vary slightly depending on what is being taught.

Anglo Saxon Day. Dare you mess with these invaders!

Anglo Saxon Day. Dare you mess with these invaders! 1

Legends - We read our legends to Year 3. They said they really enjoyed reading them.

Research Homework. We have done some great research homework this term on our various topics.

Spring 1


The focus of this term will be linked to finding out more about World War 2. In Religion the children will be about 'Mission', 'Memorial Sacrifice' and 'Sacrifice' .

In English, the children will be reading the text ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ and will be writing a narrative about the war, looking at poetry and writing diaries and information texts.

In Maths, we will be investigating negative numbers, becoming more confident in solving multiplication and division problems and finding out about translations. 

In History, we will be finding out about the Blitz, including the impact of the war on the local area.

We start our first Art topic of the term, looking at Henry Moore and his depictions of the war.


Information about homework for the Spring half term and about the War celebration Day