Welcome to Year 5


Hawk Class

Mr R Milligan - Teacher

Mrs J Joseph - TA

Falcon Class

Miss C Johnson - Teacher

Mrs P Jones - HLTA

Kestrel Class

Mrs N Sawdy   - Teacher  

Mrs J Wallace               

Latest News for Year 5


TERM Autumn 2

What you are doing in English

During this half term Year 5 will be completing all their English through the novel – War Horse by Michael Morpurgo.

Narrated from an unusual perspective, Michael Morpurgo's War Horse tells a powerful story of humanity and friendship that touches people of all ages.

In 1914, Joey, a young farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges towards the enemy, witnessing the horror of the frontline. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey's courage touches the soldiers around him.

We will be looking at the description of trench life as well as writing diary entries as though we were in the trenches of WW1

English Grammar Objectives from NC

  • integrating dialogue
  • using relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or with an implied (ie omitted) relative pronoun
  • Conjunctions
  • using modal verbs or adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility

Reading objectives from NC

  • identifying and discussing themes and conventions in and across a wide range of writing
  • making comparisons within and across books
  • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
  • Retrieves, records and presents information from non-fiction.
  • Draw inferences from characters’ feelings and actions and justify them with evidence from the text.
  • identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning


What you are doing in Maths

During maths this half term we will be exploring the rules of number within multiplication and division. We will be looking at

  • prime numbers
  • common factors
  • factors
  • multiples


Maths Around the World will be every Friday, and we are aiming high in Year 5. We would like to see everyone completing several countries this year!


What are you doing in RE



Re this term will cover these units

  • Prayer, Saints and Feasts
  • Advent



What are you doing in Computing


During this half the pupils will be developing their use of Crumble, to using variables, and input and output forms.


We are cryptographers – cracking codes – this unit links in with our history topic.


Online safety aspect: Mobile phone use – how to use a phone safely




What are you doing in History/Geography

Across the key stage we will all be studying either WW1 or WW2.


Year 5 will be studying World War 1.

  • timeline of WW1
  • Why did WW1 start?
  • Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
  • Weapons of WW1
  • Remembrance poetry/art
  • Battle of the Somme
  • Women of WW1
  • Spy’s of WW1


What are you doing in Science


Our topic this half term will be Space

  • Describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system
    • Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
    • Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
    • Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.


Key information (PE days etc)


PE kits should be left in school for the half term to ensure that the children have their kits whenever we do PE


Kestrel Class will be having PE on a Tuesday – please ensure that they have their kit in school.

Thursday afternoon is our PE coaching day, but we may do PE on other days.

Special Dates

(Trips workshops etc)



Planetarium workshop to be held at school in November

Remembrance workshops to be held at school during November

Online safety workshop to be help at school during November




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