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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Class Teachers: Mrs Magee
LSA: Mrs Cross


Welcome back Year 5!

Please read below for all the fun and exciting topics we will be learning this half term. If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Year 5 team.


SeeSaw will be our main way of letting you know about our day-to-day activites and also any updates, homework and key messages will also be shared on our class SeeSaw page.



Maths - Decimals

Our objectives in Maths are:

  • identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths
  • read and write decimal numbers as fractions (e.g. 0.71 = / 71/100)
  • recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents
  • recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to “number of parts per hundred” and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100 as a decimal fraction
  • multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams
  • solve problems involving numbers up to three decimal places
  • solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalence

English - The Brilliant Deep - Kate Messner & Matthew Forsythe 


This half term we will be focusing on the text " The deep blue". This book will focus on the Environment and how the world's coral reefs are being damaged. 

"All it takes is one: one coral gamete to start a colony in the ocean, one person to make a difference in the world, one idea to help us heal the earth."


In Science this year, we will revisit and learn new themes each week. 

Biology – Animals inc humans

Changes as humans develop to old age mentally and physically.

Differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.

Living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.

Chemistry – investigating materials

Everyday materials and their properties

The conductivity of materials

Physics – in physics we will study elements of


Forces & Magnetism


Earth & Space


Our P.E days are Mondays and Tuesdays. Please ensure that your children bring a PE kit in to school to change in to on these days. Your children need to come to school in full school uniform. 

RE - What matters most to Humanists and Christians?

For our final half term we will learn about humanists and how they lead a good life without the use of a religion but instead lead do good because that is what's right and not because of a creator. 

Geography - Coasts

In Geography we are learning all about Coasts. We will look at the different types of costal erosions, different costal management systems and compare settlements along the coast to inland urban areas

History -  Slavery

our final history unit is looking at the history of slavery from the times of ancient Egypt all the way up to discussing whether slavery still exists today!

Art - Japanese Art

In Art we will be taking inspiration from Japanese art ending in a piece of weaving. 

Design & Technology - Bread

in D&T we will be designing our very own board games! We will research and use pre-existing games first and then use our research to create our own!

Colossians 3:23

‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart,’


Key Messages and Reminders

Reading at home

We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child but we do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week. Every time your child reads, they will receive a raffle ticket to be in with a chance of winning a prize at the end of the half term.

Reading at home doesn’t always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books to instructions of a board game! 

Water bottles

Please ensure that your child brings a water bottle into school every day and that it is clearly named. Children keep their bottles at their desk to help them stay hydrated throughout the day. 


Year 5 and 6 homework policy:

·       Read 5 times a week and bring their reading book into school on their reading day.

·       Weekly spellings followed by a spelling quiz in class.

·       Play TTRockstars twice a week.

·       Weekly Seesaw tasks relating to any area of the curriculum as a pre or post teaching activity. For example, an activity relating to learning in Arts, Humanities, R.E, Spanish, Science and Wellbeing. The tasks will vary each week.

Homework will be set on a Friday via SeeSaw and is due in the following Friday.