Welcome to Year 5! We have a busy but exciting year ahead of us as we enter into our final years of KS2 at Holy Trinity and S. Silas. We will focus on a variety of different topics throughout the year including Anglo-Saxons and Scots, Shakespeare and also celebrating Black History Month. We will be attending class trips and performances to enhance our learning and we will continue to work with Humanutopia to develop our role as Hero Buddies.

Year 5 Team

Class teacher: Miss Wainer

Teaching assistant: Mrs Hough

Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading folder Reading Folder Instrument for band Reading folder
Homework Due PE kit Spelling test/Times tables challenge
Homework sent out for the week ahead

Autumn

This half term, our Year 5 pupils are learning about Anglo-Saxons and Scots. Through the construction of a non-chronological report children will be learning about several aspects of the Anglo-Saxon culture. We will be debating the legacy of the Anglo-Saxons and Scots, and practising creating balanced arguments to support this. Additionally, inspired by the Anglo-Saxon story of Beowulf, we will be writing our own poems. During our Black History Month, we will be using our narrative unit to engage and begin to understand the experiences of slavery.

In Maths, we will be covering the following concepts:
– number and place value within 1,000,000;
– adding and subtracting whole numbers including the inverse operation;
– creating, reading and interpreting graphs and timetables.

Our science topic is the Solar System. We will be learning how the planets are organised, describing the motion of the Earth around the Sun, and discovering how the Moon orbits the Earth.

We are learning about Hinduism in RE. We will find out about the different beliefs and symbols associated with Hinduism and will compare these elements to other faiths.

Netball will be the main focus of PE, whilst in Art children will be mastering their drawing and painting skills through the creation of portraits.