Year 5

The children’s understanding of World War One has deepened and they enjoyed writing and recording emotive, visual poetry which they then recorded using the app, SonicPics.

This second half term, our learning is focused around the story, War Horse, the thought-provoking book by Michael Morpurgo. The children will be writing their own alternative endings and then writing information pages about how animals were used in World War 1.

Our trip will be to National Gallery to see the painting Whistlejacket by George Stubbs in support of our art project, where the children will be painting horses.

Grammar: Hyphens, modal verbs, determiners and relative pronouns.

Writing: We will practise these skills through writing a narrative and non-chronological report

· Ensure the consistent and correct use of tense throughout every piece of writing.

· Write paragraphs that make sense if read alone.

· Write paragraphs that give the reader a sense of clarity.

· Identify the audience for and purpose of the writing


  • identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two numbers
  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context
  • write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal
  • Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs

Physical Education: Badminton and Paralympic sport taster sessions

Personal Development: keeping ourselves safe when using technology

Religious Education: Philosophy

Science: Life cycles in humans and animals

Art and Design Technology: Watercolour painting

Relationship and Sex Education in Year 5

Schools are asked to prepare pupils for the physical and emotional changes they may experience as they grow older. Pupils in Year 5 will be taking part in a sequence of lessons designed to help them understand the changes young people may experience through puberty. These lessons are non-statutory and you have the right to withdraw your child if you wish; however, while you can withdraw your child from the lessons, they cannot be withdrawn from playground chatter.

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 2 - Feb 2019

Year 5 Homework - Spring Term 2 - Feb 2019

Year 5 Topic Overview - Spring Term 2 - Feb 2019