Year 5 2021 - 2022

Mr Madden

Year 5 teacher

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Welcome back to Summer 1!

We had a fantastic term exploring the Americas and we are now excited for another exciting half term.

Important Weekly Timetable:

Monday: Hand in homework

Tuesday: Music tuition (remember your instrument)


Thursday: Reading Challenge checked

Friday: PE day


Please look out for School Spider messages for any changes to the timetable.


This half term we have lots of fun learning planned out and we love to see any learning linked to this at home too! 



This half term we are focusing on a range of writing styles and different recounts using the book ‘The Darkest Dark’ to support this. We are continuing to try and use a range of punctuation, sentence types and planning structures. In Year 5 we are working really hard on our handwriting, ensuring it is all cursive, and that we’re checking our spelling is the best it can be too.


Shared Reading

In Year 5 we are working really hard on our retrieval and inference skills. We are also learning new skills to answer a range of comprehension style questions in our shared reading sessions reading ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’.



As well as consolidating our practice of Multiplication and Division, we are now focusing on Fractions. We will be looking at adding and subtracting fractions and fractions of amounts. We will also go on to take a look at decimals and percentages.


Topic – Geography Focused

Continuing on from last half term, this half term we are focussing on Geography and looking at Volcanoes and Earthquakes. Within this we will explore the structure of the earth and the casuses/effects of these natural disasters.  



This half term we’ll be looking at a religion from around the world, Hinduism.




This half term we our looking at Animals Including Humans, focusing on all the different species and their characteristics and development.



It’s time to get our making in our ‘Animal Mechanics’ DT project.  Within this we will discuss, plan and create our own fabric bunting.  To complete our piece we will learn a running stitch to sew the top.



In PE we will develop our cricket skills, specifially striking and fielding. We will explore how to correctly grip a cricket bat and the different techniques used to throw and catch when playing cricket.



In Music we are continuing our instrument tuition with Edsential, resulting in some lovely orchestral tunes as a whole class!



This half term we are using the skills we have already developed to create databases using Purple Mash.



This half term focuses on what Spanish words and phrases we use to identify ourselves.


Within Heartsmart we are focusing on how it is important to truly represent ourselves both in terms of appearance and personality - 'fake is a mistake!'


Trips – We currently have our library visits booked in as well as a York residential in May. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions about this.


Look on our homework tab for all home learning links to support your child’s learning.

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