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Year 5: Amber and Saffron


Year 5


Welcome to Year 5 and to the fourth half term of the year! We are looking forward to welcoming back all our pupils in Year 5 from 8th March!


In English, the Power of Reading book, ‘Solids, Liquids & Gases. Let’s Investigate’, will aid pupils in their understanding of properties and changes of materials. Pupils will also explore the features of non-fiction texts, how to effectively convert nouns or adjectives into verbs using suffixes, use verb prefixes and how to use a colon to introduce a list.


In Maths, pupils will develop their understanding of measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes. Pupils will also use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles and explore how to distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning, compare the area of rectangles (including squares) and use standard units to estimate the area of irregular shapes.


In Science, pupils will explore properties and changes of materials and compare and group everyday materials based on their properties. Alongside this, pupils will use knowledge of solids, liquids and gasses to decide how mixtures might be separated and demonstrate that some changes of state are reversible. Pupils will also explore how some changes result in the formation of new materials that is not usually reversible and give reasons based on evidence from comparative and fair tests.


Design and Technology will relate to our Science topics. Pupils will develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose and make an ice lolly mould by selecting and using appropriate tools and equipment. Pupils will also evaluate their ideas and product, consider the views of others to improve their work.


As a reminder, homework will go out on Wednesday and to be returned to school by Tuesday. Pupils are also expected to wear appropriate PE kit every Thursday.


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


If you have any questions, please feel free to send a message to the Year 5 team via the school office.


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