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Year 5


Autumn Term 

During the Autumn term, year 5 will be studying the Anglo-Saxon era. Through  our history lessons the children will learn where the Anglo-Saxons came from, why they invaded Great Britain and how historic events have impacted the modern day today. 

In English lessons, the children will continue to develop their writing techniques and apply the rules of grammar particularly to narrative. Our first few pieces of writing will be based on the fictional class book Beowulf. The children will develop their own characters and setting which will enable them to demonstrate their armour of writing skills to entertain the reader. 

In year 5, there is an expectation that children read at least 3 times a week at home. This can be out loud to an adult or to themselves. This should be recorded in their reading record. If the child is reading alone we do ask the adult to sign next to the entry.

The focus in maths will be place value, followed by addition and subtraction ensuring they are secure with their learning from year 4 before moving on to the year 5 objectives. The children will be developing their reasoning and problem solving skills as well as their fluency. They will continue to have timestable tests 3 x a week. 

Our Science topic of the term is Properties and Changes in Materials and in Art we are learning about Islamic design. 

PE will be taught on Wednesdays and we ask all children to come to school dressed in their PE kit. With weather on our side, we will be outside as much as possible so please dress accordingly. 

We are really looking forward to this year and continuing your child's learning journey. If you need to contact us, please don't hesitate to get in touch via Class Dojo.