Welcome to Year 5

Miss Howard and Mrs Okon work in Year 5.

Spring Term 2024


In Maths we will be focusing on Multiplication and Division as well as Area and Scaling. We will also continue with our daily arithmetic sessions focusing on mental methods of calculation.

There will be a big push on times tables this half term; it is so important that the children are fluent in them in so that they are able to access the other areas of the Maths curriculum. Every child has a login to TT Rockstars and we are really grateful for all of your support with this at home!


This half-term we will be using The Great Kapok Tree as the key text for our narrative work. We will focus on openers, relative clauses and parenthesis in our writing as well as re-capping on previously taught SPAG skills. For our non-fiction work, we will be focusing on instructions and writing survival guides.

We will continue to practise our VIPERS skills in reading sessions. We really appreciate the support that you have given to your children at home with their reading, just 5 or 10 minutes each day can make a real difference and help to improve their confidence and fluency.


In our Geography sessions this half term we will be focusing on the Amazon Rainforest. Within this topic, we will develop our map skills and examine data to help us understand the human and physical features of the rainforest. We will also conduct some fieldwork with a visit to Hyde Park to study the plants and animals there.


In our Science lessons we will focus on ‘Earth and Space’. Within this topic we will concentrate on the solar system, the moon, why we have day and night as well as time. We will also be working scientifically throughout this topic which will involve planning and conducting fair tests.

Autumn Term 2023


This half term we will continue to look tenths, hundredths and thousandths using resources to support our understanding. We will also look at money and negative numbers. Within these topics we will also focus on measure.

We will continue to do a lot of work on times tables and it would be great if you could encourage your child to continue this at home. www.ttrockstars.com is a fantastic website for times table games and all the children have logins.


This half term we will be concentrating on the text ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar in our English lessons. We will be focusing on varying our sentence openers, high quality vocabulary, relative clauses and punctuation.

In our Reading lessons, we will be exploring the story ‘Charlotte’s Web’ by E.B. White. We will be focusing on the VIPERS skills.


Our challenge question this half term is ‘How did trade shape and develop Georgian Society?’. Within this challenge question we will be developing our history skills by learning about different aspects of this time period.

In our Science lessons this half term we will be focusing on developing our ‘working scientifically’ skills and we will be leading the Science fair. We will learn different experiments and explain the Science behind them to the other classes in school.


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