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Welcome to Year 5

RE - Gifts from God

This term, we will:

  • Know the story of the Creation and the Fall in Genesis
  • Understand that we are all created in the image and likeness of God
  • Know that God calls us to care for each other and all creation with love and respect
  • Know that there are times when we fail to be good stewards of creation
  • Know about people who show great respect for the weakest members of society
  • Know about people who show great respect for creation

Science: Animals including Humans

In science, we will describe the changes as humans develop to old age.  We will work scientifically by researching the gestation periods of other animals and comparing them with humans.

Project: Time Traveller

Time stops for no man – not even us! This half term, we’ll find out what life was like in the past and we’ll predict how things might change in the future. We’ll create a timeline of our lives and watch a time-lapse of human development. By taking close-up photographs, we’ll be able to create our own Andy Warhol style prints and experiment to see how photographs can be changed and enhanced. We’ll also create clock artwork based on the style of Salvador Dali. At the end of the project, we’ll create an electronic time capsule that represents life in the present day.


In English, we will be learning how to write a story with flashbacks. We will also do a unit of work around the novel, ‘Charlotte’s Web.’


Guided reading will take place on Wednesday for all groups. Home reading books and library books will be changed on a Thursday. We ask that, in year 5, children are reading for 20 minutes every night. This could be a novel, comic, newspaper or their school reading book.


In maths, our focus will be on place value up to 1,000,000. Rounding and adding 10, 100 and 1,000 to a given number.



Spellings will be given on Friday to be learnt for the following Wednesday. It is crucial your child learns their spellings as their ability to spell is a crucial aspect of effective written English




PE will be on Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit (yellow top, black shorts and pumps). Children can bring in an outdoor PE kit which consists of track suit bottoms, a top and trainers. Please note: They will ONLY be allowed to wear this if they are going outdoors so they MUST also have their indoor PE kit in school AT ALL TIMES.


Thank you for your help and support.

Mr Holden

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