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Year 5: Amber and Saffron

Welcome back Year 5 to our final half term of the year!


In Literacy, the Power of Reading book, ‘Floodland’, will aid pupils in their understanding of how to create rich, detailed and extended paragraphs with a variety of sentence structures. They will also learn how to integrate dialogue effectively into narratives. Pupils will also focus on securing and deepening their knowledge of all the teaching points that have been covered throughout the year.


In Maths, pupils will develop their understanding of shape reflection and translation across grids, focusing on the specific movements in the first quadrant. Later on, pupils will focus on their understanding of angles. They will do this by estimating angles on a straight line and a 360 degree turn. They will also measure angles and be able to classify them on sight.


In humanities, pupils will study the phenomena of climate change and how they are affecting our world. They will focus on what climate change is, what is causing it, how it can be prevented and what organisations are focusing on helping to reduce the impact of climate change. Pupils will do this by writing in a variety of text types with a focus on the taught skills they have learnt in Literacy.


In Science, pupils will investigate a large variety of famous inventors and their impact on the modern world. They will look at individuals such as James Dyson and Marie Curie. Pupils will investigate these important figures’ lives and write about the results of their scientific determination. On an important note, they will discover that inventors can come from all walks of life! Our trip this half term will help focus this understanding as we will visit Legoland to see the results of a world famous inventor.


As a reminder, homework will continue to go 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.





Year 5 attended a maths challenge.

We have been looking at the Christian faith and how the 10 commandments are important to Christians.

We have been looking at how humans develop and what the human body goes through as it enters old age.

We have been learning about the gestation period of living things and their lifespans by creating bar graphs.

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