Year 5

Year 5

Autumn 1, 2019

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 whole school topic is about Caring for Creation and Year 5 will think about the question

Can Climate Change?


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, The Promise by Laura Davies.


In class we shall be studying place value up to 6 digits, the four operations of +, -, x and division, measures, data statistics and geometry activities.

TOPIC– Caring for Creation – Can Climate Change?

What is climate?

What is global warming?

How has climate changed?

How can we change climate for our futures?


Lifecycles and habitats of plants and animals


In art we shall be looking at drawing skills and using these to produce art which reflects our learning in topic.


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 THURSDAY afternoon up until 19th December 2019.

  • Girls will require a swimming costume and towel.
  • Boys will require sensible swimming trunks 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.


Monday: Maths Arithmetic Homework (hand in by Friday)

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

Can Climate Change? – 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

Please note: Pupils not handing in homework on time will complete this during school time at break/lunchtimes.

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!!


Whole class reading – All classes will read a selection of core stories for their year group which focuses around a key author. The key author for Year 5 is Michael Morpurgo. The core stories from each class are displayed within their classroom and on the school website.


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.


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 Can Climate Change? I will give these out on the second 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 Can Climate Change? topic. A letter giving the diary dates and details of the PRIDE session will be given out on the first week back.


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