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Over this half term, pupils will be looking in depth at Space. We will look at the different planets, the stars and the order of the moon phases. In addition, we will look into what life is like for an astronaut and how we would feel if we were to be given this opportunity. This topic falls in line with the Science curriculum for Year 5, and will support our writing within English, as well as influencing our work within Art.


Our English focus this term is based on a book called ‘The Lost thing’. This book, along with the film will be used as a stimulus for writing a variety of genres such as character/ setting descriptions, explanation texts and narratives.

In addition, pupils will continue with Grammar alongside their English lessons where we will look into possessive apostrophes, recap relative and subordinate clauses, direct and in direct speech and prepositions. In order to support your child with this at home, as well as recapping other terms, try the links below:


We will continue to follow Maths No Problem this half term which has proven to support all pupils with their learning through the use of concrete resources before moving onto the pictorial and abstract stages. Pupils will continue to be challenged when ready, through the challenges in the classroom.  At the start of the term we will continue with work on multiplication and division and will then move onto word problems, which require pupils to use all four operations learnt so far this academic year.  Once have been successful at this, we will start to look into fractions.

Times tables will continue to be a focus in Year Five, along with prime numbers and cubed numbers. In order to support you child at home, try some of the links below:

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Other subjects:

Art- Chalk and printing

PSHE- Living with harm

PE- Multi- skills / dance/ table tennis

MFL – reading/ writing our own sentences.

RE- What does it mean to be Humanist today?

Music- Glockenspiels and composition

History - Space race and famous Astronauts

Computing- Geometry and Art


Key dates:

TBC - House reward

Wednesday 8th January 2020 – Class and group photographs

Monday 13th January 2020 - BBC 500-word competition launch

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 – Year 5 and 6 Modern Slavery Workshop

Monday 3rd/ Wednesday 5th February 2020 - Consultation evening

WC 10th February 2020 – Parent/ carer engagement

Thursday 13th February 2020 - Valentines meal and disco


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