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


During this half term Year 5 will be doing all their English through the novel – Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce.

 “When Tom is sent to stay at his aunt and uncle’s house for the summer, he resigns himself to weeks of boredom. But as he lies awake in his bed he listens to the grandfather clock chiming in the hall downstairs.

Eleven… Twelve… Thirteen..” 

We will be looking at all the unusual and descriptive language as well as putting ourselves in Tom’s feet to write diary entries.

Grammar skills to be taught this half term:

  • using expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely
  • build cohesion within a paragraph
  • use organisational and presentational devise to guide the reader

Reading skills to be taught this half term:

  • Retrieves, records and presents information from non-fiction. Domain (2b)
  • Draw inferences from characters’ feelings and actions and justify them with evidence from the text. (domain 2d)
  • Increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books, including myths, legends and traditional stories, modern fiction, fiction from our literary heritage, and books from other cultures and traditions
  • Checking that the book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context (domain 2a)
  • Asking questions to improve their understanding
  • Drawing inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence (domain 2d)
  • Summarising the main ideas drawn from more than 1 paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas (domain2c)


During maths this half term we will be looking at Place Value, ensuring that previous knowledge is embedded and extending to billions. The children will be following Inspire maths to ensure that they are able to use their skills throughout many different situations.

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!


During Autumn we will be looking at the Topic Creation, in this unit the children will be thinking about God’s Creation and how they should be stewards of the Earth.

  • Children will be able to describe and show understanding of how we have a unique place in God’s creation.
  • They can show an understanding of how we are called to be co-creators and the responsibility this brings.
  • They’re able to show how the words of St Paul influence how Christians live their lives.
  • They can engage with and respond to questions of life.


During this half term the children will be continuing their coding journey through Crumble. They will be exploring how hardware can be controlled by software

• Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.

• Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output.

• Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.

• Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals…

Online Safety Aspect for half term:   Strong passwords – why do we need passwords? What is a strong password?


We will be linking our Geography through our Core Text Tom’s midnight garden.

Geography Skills 

1.  Link to another country in S/N America – travel to another country – can they compare the countries?  Specifically looking at gardens – vegetation, climate and biomes.

2. Orienteering – compass points – directions 8 compass points

Geography NC Objectives:

  • Compare a region in UK with a region in N. or S. America with significant differences and similarities.
  • Describe and understand key aspects of :
  • physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping (Google Earth) to locate countries and describe features studied.
  • Use the eight points of a compass, eight figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps)

 British Values: Community, Equality, Responsibility

SCIENCE - Properties of materials

Key Concepts:

  • Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets
  • Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic


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

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

HOMEWORK - Spellings will be given out and tested on a Monday, there will be Homework projects set every half term further details to follow.

TRIPS : Peter Ashley Activity Centre – Team Building and Map reading Trip

Dates to be confirmed


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