Welcome to Year 5

This term our Topic will be ‘Making the News’. We will be developing our understanding of the many ways news is communicated, as well as its history and development over time.  Children who are aware of current affairs will have a distinct advantage in this Topic so watching the news and discussing this with your child will be beneficial.  This is a good, child friendly link to use: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

Children will begin our Topic by learning about early forms of communication including Morse Code and Semaphore - with the children engaging in active lessons, making use of the outdoor classroom space.

Each week your child will continue to have PE lessons on a specific day (5SR on a Tuesday, 5TJ on a Monday).  As it is the summer term extra practice will take place for sports day so please ensure PE kits remain in school at all times.


In English we will be focusing on the books of David Walliams.  ‘Grandpa’s Great Escape’ will be the focus of our writing, incorporating all of the skills developed this Year.  A useful website to explore these books can be found at https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/


In Maths the children will continue to develop their mental strategies such as their knowledge of times tables as well as written methods for multiplication and division using visual Maths when needed.  The children will also be encourage to reason about space and shape along with being creative and problem solving n the outdoor area.


Thank you for your continued support.


Year 5 Curriculum Letter

Year 5 Curriculum Letter Terms 1 and 2

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