Year 5

Spring Topics

Literacy -  Information texts/fact file. Classics (Journey to the Centre of the Earth) narrative writing. 


Maths - Fractions, decimals, area and perimeter, percentages, algebra, geometry, reasoning application


Science - Light, RSE, Evolution and Inheritance


Creative Curriculum - R.E. (signs and symbols), Computing (E-safety and consent / computer science), Geography (natural and man-made disasters/ human and physical geography).



Autumn Term Topics

Literacy -

Use of fiction text focussing on WW1 to write diaries and/or letters.

Maths -

Contextual application, four operations, place value, measure, reasoning skills

Science -

Living things and habitats

Creative Curriculum -

Mental Health

Legacy (History, Geography, RE, Art, Computing, PSHE)

Also see Curriculum Maps

Year 5 Spring Learning


The Year 5 children had lots to share about their learning this term.


Image result for e-safety(Image courtesy of Google image search)


What have you been learning about in school lately?

We have been learning about non-fiction writing and finding the perimeter and area of a shape.


What has been the best thing you have done since coming back to school?

We have enjoyed writing our information texts because we got to find out a lot of information about subjects we were really interested in.


What have you been doing in your afternoon sessions?

In R.E. we have been looking at signs and symbols but started it by looking at religious symbols of key religions. In games we have been doing tag rugby, which has been a lot of fun, and in computing we were learning about consent and being safe online.


Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about school?

We have had fun at clubs since they started. Breakfast club has been good and it has been nice to try new things after school.

Year 5 Learning Autumn Term


The Year 5 Digital Leaders didn't need to interview anyone to share their learning this term. Although, they did decide to interview each other anyway!


After a busy start to the term, Year 5 now feel more secure in their four operation work and have even begun to master short division. Their accuracy has really improved. In other subjects, they have been learning about success criteria to help them in achieving a desired outcome, sensory gardens as part of the whole school active learning project and World War 1 in their Legacy project. In Literacy they have been looking at the book 'A Brave Soldier', which is about a Canadian man's time during WW1. Year 5 found it a sad yet real picture of what life would have been like. 


For their Mental Health project, Year 5 have been focussing on feelings and staying mentally healthy. They have rated their emotions and thought long and hard about the meanings of key words to better understand when to use them.


For their active learning project, Year 5 hope to make some of the following:

  • Seating
  • A Reading Corner
  • Wind Chimes
  • A Chalk Board
  • Fairy Lights
  • Bird Houses
  • Bird Feeders


Well done Year 5 on a successful start to the Upper Juniors, and well done to the Digital Leaders on their first posts to the year group webpages.

(Images courtesy of Google image search)