Year 5

A very warm welcome back to the start of a busy and exciting term. We hope you had an enjoyable break and are looking forward to seeing your children learn and grow in the upcoming year.

Our first topic this half term is ‘Espionage’ We will focus on the mysterious and thrilling world of spies finding out about spy gadgets, reading a brilliant book about a spy club and learning about espionage both in the past and present day. This topic is full of hands on learning                

opportunities and the children will develop their skills in problem solving, using various sources to answer questions and working as a team.

Literacy: We will begin the term by developing the children’s ability to write entertaining and well-structured non-chronological reports. Please encourage your child to read a variety of information books at home to expose them to the wide range of language and sentence structures they can apply in their own writing. We will then move onto story writing, focusing on developing characters through actions and dialogue.

Mathematics: Year 5 is a brilliant year for Maths! The children will develop their ability to recall number facts and become quicker and more accurate when using written methods which will give them the confidence to solve problems at a deeper level. Children are expected to know their times tables up to 12x12 by now so please do continue practising this skill, along with division facts.

Physical Education and other subjects

In PE, we will develop the children’s catching and throwing skills in a variety of contexts. Our science topic is Earth and Space and we will use the children’s questions as starting points to their learning. Our RE topic is ‘Humanism’, and we are looking forward to comparing a system of thought that does not focus on a God, with other religions we have learned about. In art and Design Technology. We will be using digital media and sketching to create spy portraits involving shadows. During Computing, the children will create their own avatar using coding.


Please click below on the links to show the latest versions of the Year 5 newsletter, homework and curriculum topic overview.

Year 5 Newsletter - Autumn Term 1 - September 2019

Year 5 Homework - Autumn Term 1 - September 2019

Year 5 Topic Overview - Autumn Term 1 - September 2019