Year 5 2020 - 2021


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Hello everyone!

Our daily routine in school might be slightly different to what we are used to, but there is lots of exciting learning ahead of us during the Autumn term.



We have some wonderful books and texts to dive into this term and we’ll be producing lots of different styles of writing.

First, we’ll be reading ‘Here We Are – Notes for living on Planet Earth’ by Oliver Jeffers before travelling across the Atlantic Ocean to the State of Virginia in the United States of America, where we’ll discover the historic story of the life of Pocahontas. From there, we’ll stay in Virginia to write some informative, descriptive and persuasive travel guides for tourists wishing to visit the area where Pocahontas lived.

After half term we’ll read the wonderful ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo. This adventure story about a boy and his dog, castaway on a deserted island in the middle of the ocean, will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat!

We’ll wrap up the term with some poetry from famous children’s poets Michael Rosen and Roger McGough.



There’s lots of hard work to be done this term in maths. We’ll cover aspects from both the Year 4 and 5 curriculums to begin with and before you know it, we’ll be back on track!


HINT – Knowing your times tables will REALLY help you, so get logged onto Times Table Rock Stars and start practicing!!



Ssssh – don’t tell the other teachers, but Year 5 science is the best! We’ve got so many exciting topics to cover this year and we’ll kick things off by exploring Properties and Changes of Materials during the first half term before moving on to Forces in the run up to Christmas.



Make sure you behave yourself – our first topic is the fascinating (and sometimes gory) history of Crime and Punishment. We’ll begin with the Romans and travel through the ages up to modern day, learning how society has dealt with naughty people who break the law.



You might have visited some of the places we’ll be learning about during our first geography topic – Britain’s National Parks. We’ll research places including the Lake District, Snowdonia, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District and ask the question “Who are Britain’s National Parks for?”



During the first half term, we’ll be asking the question “How and why do Christians read the Bible?” We’ll look at how the stories of the Bible were first recorded and how they differ depending on which version you read.

After the half term holidays, we’ll be reading the Gospels of Matthew and Luke and explore how they tell the story of the nativity.


Wow! What a busy term we’ve got ahead of us – but it’s going to be lots of fun!

Mr Wade

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