Year 5

Welcome back to our Spring 1 term!
We hope you enjoyed the Christmas break.

During English lessons, Year 5 will be focusing on the book “The Jamie Drake equation” by Christopher Edge. We will be looking at how the language impacts the reader, making inferences along the way. Children will be creating our own Space exploration story Grammar/ vocabulary will be explored through all aspects of English and the wider curriculum.

In Maths, Year 5 will begin to focus on Multiplication and Division. Where they will deepen their Year 4 knowledge and begin to use formal methods for multiplying 4 digit by 1 and 2 digit numbers. Then they will move onto Fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, and looking at equivalent fractions. 

Through RE, children will learn about the qualities possessed by followers of Jesus through the theme of inspirational people. Children will be introduced to inspirational followers of Jesus like Fr. Damien.

During our Spring term, Years 5&6 will be exploring Space. Through History, we will research the history of Space exploration, looking at the success Moon landing of Apollo 11 in 1969 and the failed Moon landing of Apollo 13 in 1970. What the astronauts in Space overcame, and how the problem was fixed back on Earth. Within Art, children will be researching origami star designs, then creating a 12-point star. Children will add details and texture when making their star considering the patterns which they can create when making it. Throughout DT, children will research the history of sun dials, then they will create their own testing them in the playground.

In Science, children will continue their Space theme. In this unit pupils will describe the movement of Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in our Solar System. They will describe the movement of the Moon relative to Earth and describe the Sun, Earth and the Moon as approximately spherical bodies. Pupils will use the idea of Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky.

PE will be on THURSDAY. However, this may change some weeks, so it is important that all kits are in school, ready for the lesson.

If you have any questions or need to see me, please do not hesitate to make an appointment.

Miss Dobson 


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  • Miss M Dobson

    Class Teacher

Did you know....
If strangers on a planet 66 million light years away had the technology to observe Earth in enough detail, they would see dinosaurs. 
  • Mrs A Stockton

    Teaching Assistant