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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 

Teacher: Mrs Armstrong

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Grice

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
  • To solve multi step problems involving money
  • To use percentages decimals and fraction
  • To solve problems involving percentages
  • To reflect 2D shapes using coordinates




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 tribes have learnt to live sustainably without threatening the forest’s existence.



In Computing children will use 3D architectural tools to create 3D images and plans. We will also research the rainforest and look at how some tribes live sustainably.


In RE, after visiting the synagogue in Hale Barns last term, Mrs Heywood will focus on Judaism and some of its basic principles and customs.  










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.