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Year 5


 YEAR 5!

Welcome back everyone! 


We're really looking forward to seeing you all and welcoming you all back to school as our new Year 5's! During the first few days, we will have lots to explain and school will feel quite different. However, we know that you will all adapt quickly and get used to the new routines.


In Year 5, our day will begin at 8:45am and end at 3:05pm.


Please don't arrive early and try to leave the school grounds as quickly as you can at the end of the day to prevent you coming into contact with too many children and families from other year groups.


You don't need to bring a PE kit into school when you come back. Read here to find out why! Please come to school in your school uniform on Wednesday 2nd September.


Our PE days will be on Thursday and Friday. On these days, you should come into school wearing your PE kits. This starts from the week beginning the 7th September.


  Here We Are 


For the first couple of weeks, the whole school is going to use this wonderful story by Oliver Jeffers to get used to be being back in school.


Have you read any other books he has written? The illustrations are always fabulous!


How can we portray life?


Our enquiry question for this term is How can we portray life? This term will be our Create Term, and we will focus some of our learning on creative subjects including Art, DT and Music.


Below you will find our Project Place Mat that we will use throughout lessons this term.




After the first few weeks in the Autumn term we will do some work centred around 'The Viewer' by Gary Crewe and Shaun Tan. This will include character profile work, interpreting and responding to the imagery in the book, describing settings, integrating dialogue into our work successfully and writing our own stories based on the book but from another character's perspective. 



In maths we will begin by focusing on Place Value including numbers to a million. This will include rounding the the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000. Comparing and ordering these numbers will be studied in addition to larger Roman Numerals. In addition and subtraction we will be adding and subtracting two 4 digit numbers. In statistics we will interpret a variety of charts and read and draw line graphs and use these to solve problems. We will also read timetables. We will learn about squared numbers, cubed numbers and prime numbers. When looking at area and perimeter, we will calculate these of compound shapes and irregular shapes.


In Autumn 1 we are looking at properties and changes of materials and particularly focussing on:

  • What makes something pure?​​​​​​​
  • What makes something a mixture?
  • What is a formulation?
  • How can we separate mixtures into pure substances?
  • How can you separate a mixture of sand, salt and water?
  • How can we separate river water into separate parts?

​​​​​​​In Autumn 2:

  • What happens during a state change?
  • ​​​​​​​What is a physical change and how can we identity it?
  • What is a chemical change and how can we identify it?
  • ​​​​​​​How do physical and chemical changes compare?
  •  What can we do to investigate chemical reactions?
  • ​​​​​​​What happens when we place metals into acids?



Indigo 2 are swimming in Autumn 1 and Indigo 1 in Autumn 2. The other PE lessons are centred around working as a team and teaching cognitive skills to enhance team work.The children will learn how to recognise ad suggest patterns of play to increase their chances of success and have a clear idea how to develop their own work and that of others.


Children will learn to count to 20 and say their name and where they live. 



Children will consider what makes a good team member and think about how their actions affect others. They will discuss facing new challenges positively and listen and respond respectfully. 



In RE we are looking at exploring good and bad actions and values. Our work will look at guidelines and values at home and in school and why these are important. We will look at making an informed decision and how their behaviour can enhance the community where they live.