Year 5

Our topic this first half of the Spring Term is centered around World War 1, which has come at a good time with the centenary being marked last November. We are beginning by reading a BBC play script called Archie Dobson’s War and moving on to writing our own play scripts based on The Christmas Truce. The children will learn the key events leading up to, and during, WW1 and find out what it was like to be a child living through The Great War.

We have already visited the Imperial War Museum where the children enjoyed looking at some fighter planes, weapons and a variety of other artefacts. Please look at the blog (link on Bannockburn’s website) for photos. We are focusing our maths learning on geometry this half term, so please encourage your children to discuss what they are learning about 2D and 3D shapes, drawing and measuring angles and area and perimeter.


In Grammar:

  • Apostrophes (possessive plural and singular nouns)
  • Commas in lists and to show parenthesis
  • Colons and bullet points used in a list

In Writing:  

  • Plan, draft, write, edit and improve
  • Write cohesively at length.
  • Use the techniques that authors use to create characters, settings and plots.
  • Identify the audience for and purpose of the writing



  • Identify, sort, compare, measure and draw angles
  • Sort 2D and 3D shapes based on their properties
  • Visualise 3D shapes from their nets
  •  Find the area and perimeter of some 2D shapes
  •  Reflect and translate shapes
  • Continue to grow in confidence with problem solving, times tables and written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Other subjects

PE: basketball and dance

PD: keeping ourselves safe outside our homes

RE: understand the roles of spiritual leaders

Science: forces (air and water resistance)

Art/DT: collage and textiles


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

Year 5 Newsletter - Spring Term 1 - January 2019

Year 5 Homework - Spring Term 1 - January 2019

Year 5 Topic Overview - Spring Term 1 - January 2019