Year 5

Autumn Term 2015

Teacher(s) : Mr Scott Murray & Mr Vlad Petruk

Teaching Assistant: Mr David Tilbury


In English, Year 5 will study a range of writing genres including narratives, reports, persuasive writing and recounts.  There will be a strong focus on spelling, vocabulary and grammar.

In Maths, the children will be extending their understanding of place value, percentage, decimals and fractions and developing their problem solving skills. There will be a strong emphasis on arithmetic as well.

In Science, our topic will be “Animals Including Humans”. The children will learn about life cycles of different organisms and the different stages in our own life cycle.

In Art, we will link to our History topic of Vikings and Anglo-Saxons to making a poster. We have also linked it to Black History Month and various school trips. We focused on pastels and acrylics.

In History, we will be learning about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.

In Music – We have been having workshops with Aspire and practising for the Christmas concert

In P.S.H.C.E – We are learning to be mindful using strategies from the MindUP curriculum.

 In ICT – We are learning how to create about algortihms, using Publisher and Scratch software.

 In P.E. – We are currently covering the Dance strand of the curriculum.

Please note that P.E. lessons are on Tuesday.

Children are expected to have a P.E. kit comprising a separate change of appropriate clothing: t- shirt, shorts, tracksuit bottoms, trainers/plimsolls. Children without this kit will not be allowed to participate for health and safety reasons and will complete theoretical work associated with P.E. If there is a valid reason why your child cannot take part, please ensure your child brings a letter to school.

Homework will be given out on a Monday and is expected to be returned on Friday.  Homework will consist of:

  •           A piece of Maths work related to the work in class from that week.
  •           10 spelling words following a particular spelling rule which will be tested on the Friday.
  •           A piece of punctuation and a piece of grammar related to the work in class from that week.
  •           A handwriting exercise.
  •           Read and Respond must also be completed every night (Monday – Thursday)