Year 5

Autumn 1 Term 2017

Welcome back everyone!

I hope you have enjoyed a lovely summer break. Here is an overview of what your child shall be learning in the Autumn term in year 5:

Our topic is “Street Child”- by Berlie Doherty


Year 5 will take part in daily whole class reading and writing lessons along with a focus upon spelling, punctuation and grammar activities. Also, the children shall be taking part in lots of writing, reading and spoken word activities which will include studying the book, Street Child by Berlie Doherty.


In class we shall be studying place value, the four operations of +, -, x and division, measures, data handling and shape and space activities.


This topic is ENGLISH led based on the book STREET CHILD, by BERLIE DOHERTY


Lifecycles and habitats of plants and animals


In art we shall be looking at the richness and complexity of Victorian life and how it was reflected in its art.


We shall use computers to support our topic work. This shall include internet research, using Power point, simple programming and creating animations


Swimming is on TUESDAY afternoon

·         Girls will require a swimming costume, swimming cap and towel.  

·         Boys will require sensible swimming trunks, preferably either black or navy and a towel.  

If your child requires medication, i.e. an inhaler for asthma, please ensure they have it with them for this swimming session.

FUNS –  PE and Games continues therefore children will need to bring their outdoor games kit on MONDAY to be kept in school until FRIDAY


Monday: Maths Homework (hand in by Thursday)

Monday: Spelling pattern/rule (spelling test on Friday)

Street Child – topic homework – at least one quality piece of homework to be shown at PRIDE in our LEARNING

Daily reading homework: a minimum of 10 minutes to be recorded in their reading homework diary

Reading – 10 minutes homework for 5 nights a week!
Children in KS2 are expected to read at least 20 times in the month. For reading 20 times they will get a GOLDEN TICKET. Please continue to read with your child their school reading books and any books/magazine from home – READING is FUN!!

Core Stories

Whole class reading – All classes will read a selection of core stories for their year group which focuses around a key author. In KS2, each class will read together every afternoon at 1.15 for 10 to 15 minutes. The key author for Year 5 is Michael Morpurgo. The core stories from each class are displayed within their classroom and in the main hall.

Times Table

We continue to have a huge push on children knowing their times tables. Year 5 need to know all the times tables up to 12 x 12. Your help in learning these will be invaluable to the continued success and progress your child will make in maths throughout their time in key stage 2, therefore your support in this would be most appreciated, thank you.

Topic Homework

Once again, the aim of topic homework is to over a wide range of tasks to appeal to different styles of learning and creativity. I have put together suggestions for this term’s topic of STREET CHILD. I will give these out on the first week of the Autumn term. ONE quality piece of topic homework must be completed over the next half term to be displayed at PRIDE in our LEARNING. I am looking forward to seeing the results of your creativity.


Our next PRIDE session will be an opportunity for you to look at the learning from the STREET CHILD topic. A letter giving the details of the PRIDE session will be given out on the first week back after half term.


If you have any worries or concerns please come and see me as soon as possible; no worry is too small. The best time to do this is after school at 3:30pm.

 Thank you for the continued support in helping with your child’s learning!

 Mrs J Shelton