Year 5 Curriculum

This term we will be looking at the rise and fall of an empire, which will require us to develop our understanding of the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons. This exciting topic will see us creating our very own Roman Soldier Cape and become Roman Warriors on an amazing spark day.

As well as this, we will look at how we welcome people and embrace their culture. We will explore our own buried treasure finding out about our own and individual talents. While Science focuses on the properties of materials and how they can be changed.

Our maths this term will cover methods for multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages. We will use a range of maths equipment and pictures to support our understanding further. As usual, children are able to bring these worksheets and challenge tasks home to show and explain to you what we are doing in class.

Literacy continues to be another key focus in learning in year 5. We will explore a range of books but in particular we will explore Beowulf and write our own exciting quest stories including a range of descriptive features. Other genres we will cover include instructions, poetry and a balanced argument.

As always we look forward to PE on a Monday and Friday and the many other exciting learning opportunities that come our way.

Homework will be set every Friday and be collected in by no later than the following Thursday.

We really love to hear about all of the exciting books, non-fiction text and poetry your children read at home and welcome any comments from the children, parents or carers about what has been read. The expectation of reading a minimum of three times a week has an excellent impact on reading stamina and creative writing in school. We would also encourage the use of Times Tables Rockstars as this supports your child’s fluency in maths lessons.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Thompson & Mrs Amorim

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