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 Ancient Greece, 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 Human Utopia to develop our role as Hero Buddies.

Year 5 Team

Class teacher: Miss Glassenbury

Teaching assistant: Ms Hall

Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading folder Reading folder Instrument for band Reading folder
Homework due PE kit Spelling test and times tables challenge
Homework sent out for the week ahead

Autumn 1

This half term, our Year 5 pupils are learning about Ancient Greece. Through the construction of a non-chronological report children will be learning about several aspects of the Ancient Greek culture. In our narrative unit, students will explore the religious beliefs of the Ancient Greeks with their many gods/goddesses and magical myths. Towards the end of the term we will be celebrating Black History Month with a variety of learning opportunities.

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 topic is ‘Living Things and their Habitats’ for Science. We will be comparing the life cycles of different animal groups and identifying the ways some plants and animals reproduce. In Computing pupils will be learning how to create formulae in spreadsheets for different purposes.

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.

Important dates for Year 5 in Autumn 1

Friday 1st November: Y5 class assembly