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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


Our topic this term is The Victorians: a time of change!




We will be studying grammar throughout the term and this will begin with an in depth look at clauses and different types of sentences. There will also be regular spelling and handwriting sessions. The children will be writing letters linked to our whole-school topic, Goldilocks. They will also be learning about characterisation and setting in fictional writing and produce a newspaper report linked to ‘The Railway Children’. The children will participate in a  range of drama activities and perform story maps to aid their writing.




This term the children will be refining their understanding of place value and number by interpreting negative numbers in context, counting forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero.  They will also be reading Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and recognising years written in Roman numerals.  The children will also be adding and subtracting whole numbers with more than four digits, including using formal written methods.  The children will also be exploring multiplication, division, and statistics as well as studying their times tables on a daily basis.




Our Science topics this term are animals including humans and living things and their habitats.  The children will learn about the features of living creatures and the human life cycle. The children will also learn about the different habitats that exist on Earth and how creatures have adapted to live in them.  They will carry out a range of practical investigations and experiments that focus on collecting and presenting data.



Foundation subjects


The children will be learning about life in Victorian times and how the railways changed the country and people’s lives.  In computing, the children will be developing their own game.  In music, the children will be learning about Victorian music hall as well as having a range of school wide singing opportunities. In Art and D.T., they will be making a range of Victorian style toys and producing silhouettes.  In RE, the children will be learning about faith and the arts.  The children learn Spanish weekly and will be developing their vocabulary.  In P.E. this term the children will be dancing including a number of sessions with a specialist dance teacher as well as refining their basketball playing skills. Finally, we will also be improving our knowledge of Spanish within our modern foreign languages lessons.




Reading books will be needed in school every day. Homework will be given out on a Friday to be returned to school on Thursday. Spellings will come home on Friday and will be tested on Friday. P.E. is on Wednesday and Friday, but the children will need a full PE kit in school everyday.






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Please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your continued support.