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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Your teacher will very soon be filling this page with exciting class news, pictures of things we’ve done and more.


Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your Teacher know!

Year 5 Curriculum:

English and Reading

Autumn 1: Viking Boy

Autumn 2: The Highwayman

Spring 1: The Indian in the cupboard

Spring 2: I am Malala and The Long Walk to Freedom

Summer 1: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Summer 2: Wonder



Autumn 1: Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

Autumn 2: Fractions, decimals and percentages

Spring 1: Number and Place Value, Multiplication and Division

Spring 2: Measurement, Shape, Geometry

Summer 1: Measurement and Statistics

Summer 2: Revision and Digging Deeper



Autumn 1: Vikings

Autumn 2: Crime and Punishment

Spring 1: North America

Spring 2: Civil Rights

Summer 1: The British Empire

Summer 2: Volcanoes and Earthquakes



Autumn 1: Separating Mixtures

Autumn 2: Earth and Space

Spring 1: Forces

Spring 2: Materials

Summer 1: Life Cycles

Summer 2: Types of Change



Autumn 1: Holy Loving

Autumn 2: Messiah and Christmas

Spring 1: Freedom

Spring 2: Save Humans

Summer 1: Jesus do? and Baisakh

Summer 2: Kind of King and Ramadan & Eid-Ul-Fitr



Homework in Year 5


Each week you will receive:
Spelling detective sheet

Fact family of the week sheet

Purple mash activity sent to your 'To dos'


You will also have the opportunity to change your home reader once a week and you are expected to complete reading at home each week.

Your planner needs to be signed by your parent each week.


Each half term holiday, you will have an optional project to complete, to be given in during the first week back after each holiday. They can be presented in any way you wish: writing, artwork, presentations, models - the sky's the limit!

They are as follows:


October half term: Complete a Space project - the more creative the better!

Christmas holiday: Find out about one place in North America

February half term: Find out about a Civil Rights campaigner eg Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, the Suffragettes
Easter holiday: Find out about one country from the British Empire or Commonwealth

May half term: Find out how a volcano or earthquake works!

Useful websites: - children have a purple mash login - children have a TTRS login - National Justice Museum website