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Year 5

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Welcome to Year 5


Teachers:_ Miss Swinney and Mr Drew

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Holten, Mr Easterbrook, Mrs Pearson, Mrs Higman


Spring Term


Our topic this term is ‘Journeys - a 100 years of change’

This term we’ll be studying the Victorians in history and will be linking most of our literacy to this topic. This will include writing an alternative ending to Oliver Twist.


Key concepts being taught this term: 

English – rags to riches stories, explanation and letter writing.


Maths – multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percentages.


Science – Earth & Space, Life-Cycles


Computing- E-Safety, Programming, Blogging, Data handling.


Art- Drawing and Painting Skills (pencil sketching, colour mixing), artist study (William Morris), Tile printing.


Music – singing and composition.


History - Victorians.


Geography – Rivers.


P.E and Games – Gymnastics, Dance, Netball, Hockey.


R.E- Christianity and Buddhism.


PSHCE – lessons based on a book called ‘The Heartstone Odyssey’.


French – continuation from Year 4 with further vocabulary and sentence building.



Our P.E. days are on: Thursday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor).


Homework is given out on Friday and due in on the following Thursday.


Spellings are given out on Friday and tested on the following Friday.


Reading records are collected every Friday, ready for the new ‘Reading Around the World’ bookmarks to be stamped and given to the children.


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