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Well, it's been another fabulous term in Year 5...where has the time gone? Well, as the saying says: 'time flies when you're having fun'. You've worked very hard during our Autumn and Spring terms as you can see from the improvement in all of your books - especially your wonderful writing!



Make sure your P.E. kit is also in school on a Tuesday for our P.E. lessons.



Homework is handed out on Friday and to be brought back to school by Wednesday. We try to ensure it is marked to be handed back to the children to see how they have done. English and Maths is always part of the homework. If your child cannot do the homework, just write a note and it will be looked at in class. Homework should not cause any distress at home. Children should read at least 5 times a week. Children should try to read a range of texts and record their reading in their journals. Reading books should come to school daily.


Gwladys wants us to achieve!

Attendance and Punctuality is always important, but in year 5, missing a couple of lessons can be hard to catch up on. Lessons start promptly and activities are ready for the children from 8.50 am to warm up our brains. Please ensure you attend every day and if you have any issues speak to Miss Krogh our Attendance officer. We enjoy celebrating good attendance as a class, so remember, 'Every Second, of Every Day Counts'.


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We learn maths through investigations and also at least once a fortnight use Active Maths. Active Maths is enjoyable as we use PE to learn maths skills.


Autumn 1st Half term

Children are taught all about place value with numbers up to 1, 000, 000. They have to learn to read them and write them too, spelling them correctly. Understanding negative numbers, so reading thermometers and counting back beyond zero are all activities you can do at home. Children have been using the formal methods for multiplication and division to solve problems. Learning their times tables is essential to supporting their numeracy work in school.  We also look at Roman numerals up to 1000, converting them to digits and numbers.

Autumn 2nd Half Term

Children have been learning all about fractions - multiplying, adding and subtracting them.  We have also looked at equivalent fractions and simplifying them.

Spring 1st half term

We continued to look at fractions, but also their relationships with decimals and percentages.  We also continued to practise our number operation skills and develop our reasoning and problem solving skills too.

Spring 2nd half term

We have been looking at measures - converting between different units of measurement, exploring imperial and metric units and continuing to apply our skills from other areas of maths.

Summer 1st half term

We will be looking at perimeter and area, as well as properties of shape. We'll also be looking forward to many more, fabulous Active Maths lessons and investigations.


Remember to use your Mathletics password at home to develop your maths ability further



Autumn 1st half term

This half term we are learning about stories from a significant authors and recounts, especially newspaper reports. We have used extracts from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Matilda - all by Roald Dahl. Then, we have written our own chapter for the BFG.  Our newspaper report is based around the story 'Tuesday' by David Weisner.

Autumn 2nd half term

This half term, we are learning to write instructions based on making an Art Attack model, writing our own free verse poems based on the Magic Box by Kit Wright and looking at legends and using all the features to write our own.

Spring 1st half term

This half term, we looked at persuasive texts and we wrote our own letters trying to persuade the reader.  Then, we studied some poetry by Michael Rosen and wrote our own in a similar style.

Spring 2nd half term

We have looked at classic fiction such as The Secret Garden, The Wizard of Oz and Romeo and Juliet to help us write a chapter for one of the books.

Summer 1st half term

This half term, we will be studying a particular text: Journey to Jo'berg, written by Beverley Naidoo. In addition to this, we will be studying a narrative poem, The Highwayman.



Our new IPC topic is called Go With the Flow.

This unit gives us a chance to learn about the impact of the world's rivers on people and the landscape in the past, present and future. You will find out how the shape of a river is always changing, where water comes from, how bridges are built and then putting their knowledge into practice, about the importance of the River Mersey and it's impact on Liverpool and compare it to the River Nile in Ancient Egypt. We will discover how rivers still have an importance in the everyday life of people across the world.