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Year 5: Amber and Saffron

Welcome back to all of our Year 5 pupils! An exciting first half term lies ahead.


In Literacy, the Power of Reading book, ‘Splendor of Seasons’, will aid pupils in their learning through developing their understanding of myths and legends. Through the Power of Reading book and their humanities topics, pupils will create a range of writing based on myths and legends. They will also learn how to effectively use fronted adverbials and a range of sentence structures which will benefit their writing greatly throughout the coming year. We look forward to helping our pupils develop their use of imagery within writing.


In numeracy, pupils will re-explore and examine place value and number, which underpins everything they will study in numeracy this year.  Pupils will explore and investigate how numbers can be ordered and compared and the relationship between them. Over the course of the half term, pupils will also explore the mathematical concepts of addition and subtraction with numbers with more than four digits.


In humanities, pupils will study ‘The Culture of India’. During this topic, pupils will question and research the similarities and differences between India and Great Britain. Pupils will also investigate the Indus Valley civilisation and will learn how civilisations throughout the world have changed over time. Through this, pupils will develop their skills of research and questioning.



In Science, pupils will study and investigate the concept of Forces. They will look at how forces affect the world in which they live and devise independent tests which will develop their scientific reasoning skills. Pupils will be given the opportunity to develop hypothesises and test these whilst looking critically at how improvements can be made.


As a reminder, homework will be available online every Wednesday 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.