Year 5

Spring 2 - 2017

Welcome back

We hope you had a fantastic break. We are all looking forward to the exciting learning we have planned! This half term, we have a fabulous enterprise challenge as well as sports day to look forward to.


Unit of Learning: Life Cycles

This half term we will be learning about the life cycles of plants, humans and different animals including birds, mammals, amphibians and insects.

We will be continuing to build on our investigation skills by making careful observations. During the unit we will be researching the work of famous scientists such as David Attenborough.




This term we will be focussing our English learning around the Louis Sachar text ‘Holes’. The children will be developing their reasoning skills in reading and will use the text to inspire many different genres of writing including: persuasion, letters and narratives.



This half term, we will be revisiting and deepening our learning on fractions, decimals and percentages. We will be learning to apply our understanding to a range of problems. As well as this, we will be learning how to balance equations and begin to express numbers as symbols and letters.



All Year 5 children have two P.E lessons each week. Please ensure that your child brings their P.E kit in every Monday. Their P.E kit should be left in school until Friday when they can take it home to be washed before returning it on the following Monday. Children should wear black shorts/tracksuit bottoms, a white t-shirt (no football shirts) and trainers/plimsols. Please ensure that they always bring their kit with as a kit is an essential part of a PE lesson

Homework is set every day and a date will be given when it needs to be handed in by.

Mr Holliday, Mrs Williams and Miss Daley

Year 5 Latest News

This half term the children have begun focussing their English learning on ‘The Arrival’. This is a visual text in which the children have had to use their imagination to create the characters and storyline in their minds.

Posted: Wednesday 8th March 2017, 5:57pm

On the 2nd of March, children in year 5 celebrated World Book Day. Throughout the day the children had the opportunity to read their favourite texts and explain why that particular text was their favourite.

Posted: Wednesday 8th March 2017, 5:38pm

The children in year 5 were extremely excited about science day last half term. Throughout the day the children took part in over 5 experiments as well as presentations from expert scientists from outside agencies.

Posted: Wednesday 8th March 2017, 5:37pm
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