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Year 5: Amber and Saffron

Year 5

Welcome back to Edward Pauling where pupils will be learning many exciting new things! Winter has fully set in but pupils will aim to achieve more than ever this term.


In Literacy this term, the Power of Reading book is ‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon’ which will aid pupils in developing their understanding of sequencing and paragraph cohesion. Primarily this will support pupils in creating new and outstandingly rich pieces of writing that focus on detailed descriptions. Pupils will also focus on improving the standard of their work through the inclusion of the perfect tense to create conditional situations.


In Numeracy lessons, pupils will mainly focus on developing understanding of fractions. They will look at how to order fractions with similar denominators (including mixed numbers and improper fractions) before moving onto multiplying fractions with single digit numbers. Later in the half term, pupils will focus on understanding decimals, rounding to three decimal places.


In Humanities, pupils will study the history of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings and their importance to modern British society. Pupils will primarily focus on who the Vikings were, their culture and lifestyle, how they integrated with the local population and what legacy they left behind. They will develop their research skills, asking and answering their own questions, before using this information to create information texts. This topic will link into the Power of Reading book.


In Science, pupils will investigate living things and their habitats. They will focus on the life cycles of four major animal classes (mammals, amphibians, birds and insects). Additionally, pupils will also compare different species within the same class to see if there are any similarities or differences between species. Pupils will also look at the life cycle and reproduction of flowering and non-flowering plants.


As a reminder, homework will continue to go online every Wednesday and it is to be completed by the following Monday. Pupils are also expected to bring in appropriate PE attire every Wednesday.


Please also keep an eye on the school’s website for updates and ‘Wow Work’.


If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to any member of the Year 5 team.


Pupils are looking forward to an excellent Spring Term!



Re Day in Year 5

Re Day in Year 5 1
Re Day in Year 5 2