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Year 5

Autumn Term

In Topic this term, Year 5 will be completing units entitled Super Space, where the children will learn about the history of our solar system, who made important discoveries and how courageous space exploration has changed our views on the galaxy around us and Brilliant Brains, in which the children will explore how our brains work, how we all learn differently and what we can do to make learning new skills easier

In Literacy this term, Year 5 will be reading ‘George’s Secret Key to the Universe’ by the late Professor Stephen Hawking and ‘Stormbreaker’ by Anthony Horowitz. The children will be writing biographies, recounts, poetry, stories, newspaper articles, debates, letters, advertisements and journals. Your children will need to read their AR books for at least 25 minutes every day (sometimes aloud to you) and practise spellings that are sent home weekly.

In Maths this term, Year 5 will be revising the four operations and exploring word problems linked with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children will consolidate their skills using Accelerated Maths. Year 5 focus heavily on learning multiplication tables and associated division facts – ask your child which times tables they’ve been learning! The children will also be learning about percentages, fractions and decimals, and real-life problem solving and reasoning. Every child has a Mathletics username and login. These should be used daily to revise Year 4 learning and new concepts taught.

In Science this term, Year 5 will be learning about our universe in Earth, Sun and Moon and what makes an organism ‘living’, studying our unit called Micro-organisms. We will also be learning about some influential scientists, their work and their impact on our lives today. Please encourage your child to read around these subjects at home.

PE - 5K have PE on Mondays, 5M on Wednesdays, 5 J on Thursdays and 5HW on Fridays. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days. It is our hope to begin Swimming lessons after October half term – more details will be provided when they are available