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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!


Year 5’s Power of Reading book this term is, ‘The Tudors: A Heroes History of’. This will be used to enhance learning across the whole curriculum.


In English, pupils will be linking ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of number, time and place. They will work on building cohesion within a paragraph to improve their writing. The product will be a chronological report on the Tudors written by applying prior knowledge independently.


In mathematics, pupils will use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles. They will be able to distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles as well as draw given angles, and measure them in degrees. In addition, pupils will learn to estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles. In the later part of the half term, they will recap the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles in order to identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation. Pupils will explore the idea of reflection and translation in depth using the appropriate vocabulary and explanation to show that the shape has not changed. They will finally revisit multiplication and division and use their previous knowledge to solve problems set in different real life contexts.


In science, pupils will be looking at the development of humans. They will learn about each developmental stage within a human’s life all the way to old age. Pupils will explore factors that could affect development and consider scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.


In history, pupils will study and examine a range of sources that depict the history or Hampton Court Palace through portraits, records and diaries. They will understand how the significance of Hampton Court Palace has changed over time, from Henry VIII to Queen Elizabeth I. In addition, pupils will ask historically valid questions to deepen their understanding of historical context and to learn more about our significant individual, Henry VIII.


In art, pupils will examine a range of portraits from the time of Tudors. They will use these portraits focussing on colour, shape and proportion in order to create their own portraits or recreate existing portraits in a similar style to Hans Holbein.


During PSHE lessons, pupils will learn about healthy habits and how these can affect everyday life as well as their wellbeing.

Pupils will continue to learn Spanish and develop the vocabulary to name different family members as well as different parts of the body and face. 


PE for Year 5 will continue on Thursdays so please ensure that your child comes to school on that day dressed in the correct PE kit as set out in the Uniform Policy.


Please keep an eye on the website for updates and examples of WOW work and contact a member of the Year 5 team if you have any questions.