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RE: Inspirational People

In this unit, we will reflect on what it means to be an inspirational person. We will know what it means to be a follower of Jesus. We will learn about someone who showed great love for others and we will be able to reflect on the life of a person who showed great love for those rejected by society.

Topic: Were the Anglo-Saxons really smashing? (History)

How different will you be when you are as old as your grandparents? (Science)

This half term we will be studying the Anglo-Saxons. We will use atlases to locate European countries and find out where they Anglo-Saxons came from. We will compare crime and punishment in Anglo-Saxon times to today. Learn about Alfred the Great and complete an ‘Anglo-Saxon Day’ workshop.

In science we will be looking at Animals including humans, In particular, the life cycles of humans. We will be able to describe the changes as humans grow from infancy to old age. This also links to ‘God – The Friend & Neighbour’ where we will be learning, in depth, about the life cycle of rabbits.


Image result for beowulfIn English, we will be studying persuasive letter writing, writing our own narrative and writing a newspaper recount. Using non-fiction we will focus on writing an introduction, conclusion and ordered sections. Our class book will be ‘Beowulf’. If would be helpful if you are able to research the story with your child to ensure your child’s comprehension of this Anglo-Saxon myth.

In our grammar and punctuation lessons we will be focusing on using a wider range of punctuation e.g. brackets, dashes or colons, semi-colons, ellipses.




Guided reading will take place on Tuesday for all groups.

Home reading books and library books will be changed on a daily basis. Homework has to be handed in on Tuesday and Wednesday. We ask that, in year 5, children are reading most nights. This could be a novel, comic, newspaper or their school reading book. This year, at St. Anne’s, we are focusing on children’s love of reading. We are going to be setting up a book swap in class so children can swap books with their friends! So if you have any old books that you no longer need, please send them in!


In maths, our focus will be on fractions. Including, finding fractions of amounts, equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions and ordering fractions.

Our maths targets for this term are: I can find fractions of any amount, I can simplify fractions to the lowest term; and I can order fractions.


Homework plays an important part in learning in Year 5.

English homework will be given on a Tuesday for the following Tuesday.

Maths homework will be given on Wednesday for the following Wednesday.

Additional topic/science homework may also be given.

It is very important that all homework is completed on time and to the same standard that we expect in school, in order to make it worthwhile. We value your support with this. I will check if homework is completed and if your child is late handing it in (without a note) their rainbow badges will be taken until it is completed and handed in.


Spellings will be given on a Friday to be learnt for the following Friday. It is crucial your child learns their spellings as it accounts for 20% of their SPAG SATS test in year 6.


PE will be on Wednesday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit (yellow top, black shorts and pumps). This term, as the weather may get cold, children can bring in an outdoor PE kit which consists of track suit bottoms and trainers. Please note: They will ONLY be allowed to wear this if they are going outdoors, which may not be every week, so they MUST also have their indoor PE kit in school AT ALL TIMES.


Thank you for your help and support.      

Mrs Thornton

Please see website for diary dates and events and more information on the curriculum and what the children have been up to: http://www.stannesrc.oldham.sch.uk/

Anglo Saxon Day - Workshop

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