Year 5

Our topic this term is ‘Treason and Treachery’. We will focus on the mysterious and   thrilling world of spies during the first half term and move on to Guy Fawkes for the second half term. 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.


We will begin the term by developing the children’s ability to write entertaining and well-structured information texts. Please encourage your child to read a variety of information books at home to expose them to the wide range of styles. We will then move onto story writing, focusing on developing characters through actions and dialogue.


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 continuing practising this skill, along with division facts.

Physical Education and other subjects

In PE, we will develop the children’s batting and fielding skills in rounders and practise attacking and defending in hockey.  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.

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

Year 5 Newsletter - Autumn Term - September 2018

Year 5 Homework - Autumn Term - Sept 2018