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Autumn 1



Our class book will be a children’s classic - The Swiss Family Robinson which will also be a stimulus for much of our writing. We will look at a range of fiction and non-fiction genres and will include descriptive writing, diary entries and non-chronological reports. Our Grammar focus for the term will be fronted adverbials and the use of a range of clauses (subordinate and relative) to vary the structure of and add detail to our writing. Learning to edit and handwriting will play a crucial role in this too.

Pupils should continue to use Bedrock at least twice a week at home to support with their vocabulary - it is also our aim to access this resource daily in school.

In Guided Reading we will use a variety to texts to enable the pupils to apply their learning to a range of question types and to make links between different books. We will start off by looking at retrieval and inference before moving on to other areas of reading.  In order to support your child with both their grammar and reading at home, please use the following links:


Number, Place Value and arithmetic will be our focus for Maths this term, using Number and Lightning as the basis of our knowledge. Pupils will be taught the four operations in depth and will be tasked with using these in a variety of different contexts. Times tables and generating new facts from those known will also be a focus within the classroom, as it is imperative that pupils are able to recall these facts in order to access the year 5 curriculum thoroughly.

Homework will be set via the Mymaths Website in conjunction with Seesaw once the term is up and running.In order to support your child with their times table knowledge at home and with arithmetic in general, please use the following links:


Our first topic in Science is Living things and their Habitats. We will look at the lifecycle of a range of different animals and compare these with the lifecycle of a human. 


Other subjects:

 Geography – Map work and coordinates, climates and physical geography.

History- Vikings and famous explorers from the past.

French- Developing vocabulary and building sentences.

Computing – Research skills.

DT – Building  shelters and making rafts.

PE – Invasion games and outdoor activities.

Key dates:

Autumn Term starts - Monday 7th September

Road Dahl Day – TBC

Bikeability - We are looking to see if this is going ahead

End of Autumn 1 term - Friday 23rd October


Key vocabulary:

Survival           Invasion       Territory       Long boat       Enemies       Expedition

Habitat         Dispersal    Germination       Fertilisation    Artificial selection

Evolution        Classification      Pollination     Inference     Retrieval    Subtraction/ minus/ deduct/ difference      Addition, sum, total, plus, total                     Multiplication, multiply, times, product        Division, share, divide     Vikings  Structure     Sustainable      Climate