Year 5 Information
Please download our Information Booklet to find out more about the routines and expectations in Year 5. You may also wish to take a look at the Y5 Curriculum Map, which shows you the topics we will be covering in different subjects over the course of the year. Please do talk to us if you would like more information.
We are keen for parents to support the children’s learning at home as much as possible. To help you do this, we produce a termly information sheet, outlining our main topics and giving suggestions for how you might follow them up at home:
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5.2 Teacher (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
5.2 Teacher (Thursday and Friday)
What’s Been Happening -Year 5 – Autumn Term 1
Written by Year 5 reporters.
In Year 5 this half term, our topic has been Space. We have been learning lots of incredible things about our super Solar System.
In Maths this half term, we began by learning about place value up to a million including negative numbers and rounding. After that, we learnt methods for addition and subtraction and finally we learnt about different ways of representing data in statistics. We have drawn and interpreted tables and line graphs.
This half term in English, we wrote a narrative about a lonely baboon on the majestic moon. We have also been writing a newspaper report about the moon landing in 1969 and the 3 American astronauts who went on the Apollo 11 mission.
In Science, we have learnt mostly about the three celestial bodies which are the Sun, the Moon and the Earth. We have learnt that there are different phases of the moon depending on which lit up part of the Moon we see as the Earth spins on its axis. We know about the relative sizes of the planets in our Solar System and the orbital paths of the Earth and Moon.
We hope you enjoyed hearing about our amazing work in our classes. Here are some pictures for you to look at.
We have been learning about the different forces in the world. Most recently, we have been learning about air resistance. The children enjoyed making parachutes to test how size of surface area can affect air resistance and how quickly the parachute fell to the ground.
Viking Art Work
In Art, we created Thor sketches. The children showed great patience and accuracy.
Tag Rugby and Netball
This half term, we have been improving our skills in netball and tag rugby. We have seen some great team work and leadership.
Landing on the Moon Newspaper Articles
In English, we have been creating newspaper articles of the famous landing on the moon. We wrote as if we were witnessing the events in 1969. The children also made moon and planet art.
Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Pupil’s Eye View