Year 5 2022 - 2023

Welcome to Year 5!


There are 3 classes in Year 5; Class 5S, Class 5G and Class 5M.  The teachers are Miss Salt (Class 5S), Miss Gee (Class 5G) and Miss McKibben (Class 5M).  Also working in our year group are Ms Toft, Ms Guinane, Ms Barlow and Mr Tawil.

Autumn Term 1 We Are Learning About: 


Writing to entertain - Character Descriptions

Writing to persuade - Letters

Poetry - Blackout Poetry


We will be reading 'There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom' by Louis Sachar and using our ERIC skills to reflect on our reading.

E = Explain

R = Retrieve 

I = Interpret / infer

C = Choices

We will also be looking at reading fluency and reading for pleasure. 


We will be working on place value and number, beginning to look at decimals and their notation.

We should continue to practice our times tables at home to make our calculations quicker and more accurate. 



Properties and Changes in materials - we will explore how materials can change and whether the changes are reversible or irreversible.

We will also contine to explore the different elements of scientific enquiry and continue to ask questions.



We will be looking at the work of L SLowry and how to draw people inproportion. We will alsolook at how to show the effect of light on an object using shading in different directions


We will belooking at how to join materials and create frameworks, using these to create a frame for our own art work. 



We will explore and revise Online Safety and develop our Coding skills



We will be looking at the Anglo Saxon and Viking period throughout the Autumn Term. We will learn about the struggle for the Kingdom of England; the Viking raids, invasions and resistance up to the time of Edward the Confessor.


We will also be doing a short focused study of an areea of Black History for Black History Month. 



We will be thinking about what it means to be a Muslim in Britan today. 



We will be considering what makes up our identity. 


MFL:  Arabic

We will be continuing our conversational Arabic and also learning how to write the alphabet corresponding to different sounds. 



We will be learning basic gymnastic skills, working independently and in pairs and groups to develop sequences on the floor and on apparatus. 


Things to Remember: 

Our Gymnatics lessons will be on a Thursday afternoon - so wear your PE kit to school and remember to wear your school jumper on top

Swimming - Fridays - wear your swimming costume under your PE kit. Remember your towel and clean underwear. 


While we do not give out weekly homework, we do expect the children to learn their times tables to 12x12 by heart for instant recall. We also ask that the children are encouraged to read and write for pleasure and love to hear about this! There are books that the children can borrow from the class reading area. 

We always encourage home learning if the children want to explore our topics further in their own time and love seeing their work!





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