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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 

Teacher: Mrs Armstrong


Summer 2



In English, we will read The Moon Dial by Helen Creswell and base some of our writing around the characters in the book. Our targets this term are:

  • Use complex and compound sentences in writing
  • To consolidate the uses of parenthesis
  • To write concise factual sentences
  • To write a time travel story based on Moon Dial
  • To write a character description of Miss Raven
  • To spell words from the Y5/6 spelling list



In Maths, we will continue to apply mathematical skills to real problems

Our targets this term are:

  • Add and subtract whole and decimal number mentally (revision)
  • To solve multi step problems involving money (revision)
  • To solve problems using line graphs
  • To identify and investigate polygons (regular/irregular)
  • To investigate nets of a variety of 3D shapes




Science centres on the lifecycle of plants and animals, including photosynthesis and respiration, and how these living organisms are adapted to their environment. We will look closely at plants and learn about sexual and asexual reproduction in plants.


Our Geography topic is about the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and how it affects our world’s eco-system. We will look at its importance to the world and the issues surrounding its conservation. In particular, we will learn about how some farmers have learnt to live sustainably without threatening the forest’s existence.



In Computing, children will become familiar with concept maps and their uses. They will work individually and collaboratively. In word processing, they will add tables into documents and add text boxes and shapes.


RE will focus on Judaism and some of its basic principles and customs.  They will visit a synagogue in Hale Barns.


PE: Monday and Wednesday - Children must be able to remove or tape their own earrings and be responsible for them. Please make sure that P.E. kits remain in school at all times, particularly trainers and pumps


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

Guided reading: Monday


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

 blue handwriting pen, pencil, ruler and eraser.