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Year 5 Curriculum Overview

Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome to our Spring Term.

Welcome back, I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas holiday and are ready to learn because this term is going to be bursting with many new challenges. 

We are going to be learning all about Anglo Saxons and Viking invasions in our topic which will continue over into the 2nd half term as we have such a lot to learn.

Our English work will be a mixture of explanatory text, descriptive writing, action stories, persuasive writing and traditional tales from another culture. All of which will help to extend our use of subordinate clauses, selecting vocabulary for effect and extending our use of various sentence openers.

Maths will build on our previous learning, encouraging the use of a variety of skills and developing mathematical reasoning as well as linking in to our topic where possible. Don’t forget that we are also extending our Maths access to include the Times Table Rockstars challenge. This offers an increased opportunity to practice and recall key quick mathematical timetable facts. Challenge one another and see how your pace rates against another rock star in your class…Who will become our next TT Rockstar, Legend or Hero? Only time and practice will tell.

Please remember that homework is still a big part of the curriculum as it builds upon what we’ve been doing in class. It is essential that it is completed on the night it is given in a neat fashion (using your best handwriting – not felt tip pen!) this allows for consolidation opportunities as well as preparing for future challenges …Year 6 will be on us before we know it! As always there will be spellings and times tables to learn every week.

Last term we increased our love for reading and enjoyed some excellent class novels. Don’t forget to keep up with your reading at home as well as looking out for any possible recommendations for the class to enjoy together. We saw many of you making steady improvements last term within reading so well done and keep reading at home, we want to see you reaching those all important goals.

This half term the children will continue to have P.E each Friday and it is vital for everyone to remember to bring their P.E kits (black shorts, white t-shirt and black pumps or trainers) so that we are ready for each lesson. May I also please ask for parents to support our uniform policy and ensure that children are wearing the correct/appropriate footwear (black school shoes, NOT trainers).

If there are any questions about this term, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mrs Whitehurst & Mrs Percy


Mrs Whitehurst & Mrs Percy (Year 5)



The new golden time activities are on offer this term, so make sure that you stay on green to be part of it. Everyone loved the activities last term and we are sure that this term will see many more smiling faces. Remember its GOOD TO BE GREEN!

Come on year 5 lets show everyone what you're made of!