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Leighton Primary School

Year 5

Here you can find out the curriculum expectations for Year 5 and learn about what they will be doing this term.

Autumn term

We would like to welcome all the children into Manta Ray and Sting-Ray, ready for the new school year.

The first half term we will be completing lots of our English work based on the book ‘The London Eye Mystery’. The children will have the chance to write a variety of texts whilst having the opportunity to engage with a fun and exciting story. We will build on the children’s grammar skills, which will ensure the children can edit and up-level their writing independently. At the end of the half term we will be going on our own adventure to visit the London Eye.

In the second half term we will be focusing on texts closely related to our topic, which is Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We will continue to focus on grammar skills in writing and inference skills in reading.

Maths, will build on the children’s knowledge with the continued focus on problem solving and reasoning skills.

In our History lessons we will be exploring the Anglo Saxons. We will be looking into when they came to England, how they got here and why they left their home countries. We will look at what life was like in the time of the Anglo Saxons and compare it to life today.

In Science we are going to be exploring materials and their properties. We will be sorting and describing materials and using what we find out to design an outdoor home for a guinea pig.

During our PE lessons we will be doing gymnastics, looking at how to use equipment safely and how to start and finish our movements correctly. 

We are looking forward to the year ahead and have many exciting things planned.