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Year Five

Welcome to Ocelot Class!

Our teacher is Miss Francis and our teaching assistant is Mrs Crowe.


Welcome to Macaw Class!

Our teacher is Mrs Genc and our teaching assistants are Mrs McKnight and Mr Phillips


 Summer Term

In English this term we will be focusing on our key text “Street Child” by Berlie Doherty. We will be looking closely at this modern classic set in the Victorian times and making comparisons to Street Children of today. In term 6 we will be looking at  different genres of texts that tie in with our Carnival topic.

 For Maths the focus will be on geometry and we will be looking at angles, shape, position and direction. This will be followed by studying measure where we will be looking at conversion of units of measure, perimeter, area and volume.

In Science we will be learning about Earth and Space. We will describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system and we will use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky. Our second topic will be animals including humans in which we will be describing the changes as humans develop from birth to old age.

Our Topic for term 5 will be Crime and Punishment and will look at how this has changed through British History. We will be debating many issues throughout the topic and will gain a deeper understanding of the Rule of Law and Democracy. In term 6 our topic will be Carnival. This will be primarily a geography based topic learning about South America but we will also be incorporating other subjects such as art, DT and music.


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English in Year Five

Reading in Year Five

By the end of year 5, the children's reading should demonstrate increasing fluency across all subjects. They will understand the conventions of different types of writing such as the use of the first person and understand some technical terms needed for discussing what is heard and read such as metaphor, simile. analogy, imagery, style and effect. In using non-fiction, the children will know what information is needed to look for before beginning a task and know how to use a contents page and indexes to locate information and apply these skills across the curriculum independently. They will apply a growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (morphology and etymology) both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that are met. 

Writing and SPaG in Year Five

In the composition of writing, the children will select the appropriate form and identify the audience for, and purpose of, the writing. They will use further organisational and presentational devices to structure text and to guide the reader, for example headings, bullet points and underlining.

When developing SPaG skills, the children will consider converting nouns or adjectives into verbs and be able to indicate degrees of possibility using adverbs or modal verbs. They will use devices to build cohesion within a paragraph and use commas to clarify meaning.

By the end of year 5, the children will use accurate grammar and punctuation and begin to apply this when considering both audience and purpose. They will understand the differences between standard English and non-standard English and can apply what has been learnt.  

Maths in Year Five

During year 5 the children will continue to develop their fluency across all the areas of mathematics. They will work with numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit. They will develop their skills of using formal written methods for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. They will identify multiplies, factors, squares and cubes and use this knowledge to solve problems.

When working with fractions, children will compare and order fractions and read and write decimal numbers as fractions. They will solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25.

Children will have the opportunity to convert different units of metric measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes and will calculate and compare the area of compound shapes.  Children will draw given angles and measure accurately using degrees. They will distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about sides and angles.

Have a look at what we have been learning in Year Five!