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Year 5

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Welcome to year 5


Teachers: Mrs Miller and Miss Partridge

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Kearney, Mr Easterbrook, Mrs Holten , Mrs Newcomb and Mrs Young


Autumn Term

Our topic this term is: Invaders and settlers


Key concepts for this term


Literacy - The children will be reading Viking Boy by Tony Bradman this term and will be basing a lot of their writing around this book. The first genre we will be studying will be play scripts. The children will have plenty of opportunities to demonstrate their great acting abilities with lots of role play and drama to complement their writing.


Numeracy - The key concepts being taught this term are: Place value, addition and subtraction and statistics. This will form a solid foundation for their numeracy learning for the rest of the year. Beat your score will run alongside the main numeracy teaching and the different sheets will be uploaded to support home learning.

Science – Living things and their habitats will be the first unit of science learning this term. They will then begin to learn about forces. Alongside this. The children will be using their scientific enquiry skills through planning and conducting experiments, writing conclusion and making scientific predictions.


History – The Vikings. The children will be studying different historical sources to decide whether they deserved such a bad reputation.


Geography – This term the children will be studying the differences and similarities between Plymouth (Dartmoor) and Norwich (Norfolk). Again, this links with our topic as the Vikings invaded and settled in the area of Norfolk but never managed to keep a hold of Devon. They will be looking a both the physical and human differences between the areas.


Art – We will be studying Edvard Munch, a Scandinavian artist. This links nicely with our learning around the Vikings.


P.E – Netball and gymnastics.


Computing – E-safety and coding.


Music – We will begin this term with understanding how to compose our own music in groups and will then move onto singing.

R.E – Christianity and Buddhism.


PSHEPersonal, social and health education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.


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


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


Spelling activities will be sent out on a Friday alongside the weekly homework.












Meet The Teachers Session- September 2018


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