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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Teacher: Mrs Armstrong

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Grice

Autumn 1


In English we will read The BFG by Roald Dahl and write character descriptions of our own imaginary giants. We will also link our writing to the Anglo Saxons.

Our targets this term will be:

  • To use subordinate clauses in sentences
  • To revise verbs, adverbs and nouns
  • To extend the length of our writing pieces
  • To describe parts of speech
  • To use expanded noun phrases in our sentences

In Mathematics we will recognise, use and order thousandths using a number line and convert between km m cm & mm. We will also look at imperial equivalents and solve problems involving length.

Our targets this term are:

  • To order numbers to 1000000
  • To revise all four operations
  • To apply operations to worded problems
  • To find fractions of numbers
  • To sequence fractions
  • To find fraction equivalent


In History we will look in detail about the Anglo-Saxon way of life including looking at artefacts, the work of archaeologist, different burial sites, importance of monasteries and religions. We will also link this with our English curriculum.


Out Science topic is all about forces such as gravity, friction, air and water resistance and will include designing parachutes. We will also be looking at how gears and pulleys and other simple mechanisms work and where they are used in the environment.


In Computing the children will use Scratch to make animate sprites with backgrounds as well as hone their research skills to find out about famous scientists and Anglo Saxon culture.


In Art children will practise interior and exterior drawing skills. They will also produce an Anglo Saxon landscape sketch focusing on near and far perspective using a range of graded pencils.


PE: Monday & Wednesday- Children must be able to remove or tape their own earrings and be responsible for them. Please have outdoor kit in school at all times.


Homework: given out on Fridays to be completed by Monday-Wednesday

Guided reading: Tuesday


Please can you also make sure children have the correct equipment for school:

a blue handwriting pen (no biros), pencil, ruler, eraser and glue stick.