Year 5


The Y5 class is taught by Mrs Tamsin Pulley.  Teaching and Learning is supported by Miss Emma Latus and Mrs Jayne Pascoe.

Please come and see us if you have any questions or concerns.


Autumn Term 2 2019  

Our topic for this term is 'Who told the story of Beowulf?'

To inspire our curriculum learning, we are reading a version of the classic tale 'Beowulf' rewritten by Michael Morpurgo.  Linked to this, we will be developing our knowledge and understanding of the Anglo-Saxon period and how this has shaped our lives today.



  Using the book 'Beowulf' as our inspiration, we will explore how settings and characters are created, developed and portrayed in writing.  We will be using this information to write our own 'monster' themed stories.  Linked to the story, we will be writing formal and informal letters between some of the characters, exploring their thoughts and feelings.  In our non-fiction work we will be writing persuasive battle speeches as well as historical recounts about the events of 1066.



This half term, we will continue to learn about graphs, charts and statistics before moving on to learning strategies for multiplication and division.  Following this, we will be learning about perimeter and area.



This half term, we will be learning properties of materials as well as how some materials can be changed.  This will be linked to our study of the Anglo-Saxon period.



 In History, we are learning about the Anglo-Saxon period in history.  We will be exploring where the 'Anglo-Saxons' came from, who they became, and how this impacted on Britain.


This term we are learning about Incarnation and exploring the question, 'Was Jesus the Messiah?'.  We will also be learning about the Church's Year and the different events and festivals that take place as well as how these relate to the Bible.



Children will have two  PE sessions each week - please make sure your child has their PE kit in school every Wednesday.

This term, we will be learning skills for Gym Sequences and Boxercise on Wednesday afternoons.

On  Thursday afternoons, we will be will be swimming.  Please ensure your child has their full swimming kit each week plus a warm coat to put on afterwards.




The children will be learning about computer coding and how to control an object on the screen using the coding software 'Scratch'.  They will be creating their own 'Space Invaders' game.



During this half term, the children will be learning about the Characteristics of Effective Learning and how to be a resilient learner.  They will also be learning about cooperation, trust and building positive relationships.



 In year 5, children still need to read lots! All children are expected to read at home most nights for 15 - 20 minutes either to themselves or with an adult. This could be their school Accelerated Reader book, listening to a story read by someone else or sharing a favourite book. All are equally valuable. Talking about what they have read is also vital to help develop comprehension skills. This is particularly beneficial to the children when completing their Accelerated Reader quizzes.  All children have a reading record book in which parents, carers or the children themselves can record what they have read or make any comments.

All children have a homework book.  Homework will be set each Friday to be handed in the following Friday.  This will consist of maths linked to their learning in school that week as well as a list of spelling words.  Children are expected to learn their spellings as well as the meaning of each word.  Occasionally, there may be one other piece of topic-based homework.  Children can have help with their maths homework in class on Tuesday lunchtimes. 

In addition, children all have access to Times Tables Rockstars, an online site for practising their times tables.