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 Year 5


Mrs E Chamberlain - Teacher

Miss C Miller- TA


A very warm welcome to our Year 5 page. It is wonderful to be back in school with a full class of children and we cannot wait to get started on all the fun learning opportunities we have planned.

Autumn term 2020

Our Religion topics for Autumn term;

Domestic Church - Family - Ourselves

Each person is made in the image and likeness of God.  We will be exploring how to know ourselves and to appreciate that our value and uniqueness is central to our wellbeing.

Baptism, marriage, commitment and service.


Through Baptism the Christian is called to a life of holiness and to the mission of spreading the Good News. That life may be lived out in different ways. For some it will be through marriage. Whatever life choices are made, the Christian is called to a commitment of holiness and service of others. We will be looking at some inspirational people and how they have devoted their lives to the service of others.

Advent and Christmas

Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, the promised one, on 25 December. It is preceded by the season of Advent, a time of preparation. We will explore Jesus’ coming in history and how believers are encouraged  to prepare for the Christ who comes each day.



Please encourage your child to go onto the following sites to support their learning: (Your child's log in information is inside their reading record)

The children will have times-tables tests 3 times a week and will have a short test at the end of each module that we’ll be learning.  The end of module tests indicate which children need a little bit more of a boost.

During Autumn term, the areas of maths that we will be covering in lessons include:

  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Statistics
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Measurement - Perimeter and Area.


Please try to listen to your child read every day for 10 minutes. This should be followed by a discussion of the text and is more effective for reading progress than one or two longer sessions each week. Please then update your child’s reading record book each time you hear them read including books they choose from home. You can record aspects they found difficult or if they particularly enjoyed it. Please ensure your child’s reading book and record are in school every day so we can hear your child read as often as possible.

We will be reading a range of different texts throughout the year, both through our topic work and also our story time and reading for pleasure opportunities. Ask your child what our current class book is!


 Our first unit of written work will be on the poem 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes.

After this we will be writing around our creative curriculum topic which is 'Argh Vikings!'. You can look below at the topic overview for an idea of the things covered in this topic. We will focus initially on Viking raiders before looking at daily life, trading and beliefs including Norse gods before exploring the end of the Viking rule in Danelaw. 

quest viking invasions


Will be given out each Monday ready for a test the following Friday. Spellings will be entered into children's reading records.


Please read with your child every day for 10 minutes. Your child will be given a list of spellings to learn on a Monday and will be tested on them that Friday.  Please help your child to learn them.

Your child will be given their learning log with a variety of suggested topic related activities, please support them to research and support their findings..


 Our first Science topic of the year is Materials.


Our PE lessons will take place every Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school each Thursday dressed in their PE kit.