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Year 5 - Summer Term 2017

Welcome back Year 5!

Welcome back Year 5!  I hope that you had a great break and that you are looking forward to a very busy term! Our topic this term will be ‘World War II’. Below is a little bit about the things that we are going to learn.




In Literacy and Language, we will be exploring non-chronological reports before half term. After half term, we will learn about poetry as well as persuasive texts. We will also be doing lots of topic based writing.


In addition, we will be focusing on reading comprehension, spelling, punctuation and grammar.



In Maths, we will focus on learning about fractions, recognising equivalent fractions and converting mixed numbers and improper fractions.  We will also learn to multiply fractions and mixed numbers.  We will also focus on decimal numbers and their relationship with fractions and percentages.


We will learn about reflection and translation and develop our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes.


We will also have weekly times tables tests in class.



In Science, we will learn about Earth and space.  We will describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system.  We will describe the movement of the Moon in relation to Earth.  We will know that the Sun. Earth and Moon are approximately spherical bodies.  We will use the idea of the Earth's rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky.


World War II

Our new topic is ‘World War II’. In history lessons, we will discover how the war started and construct a timeline of key events. We will learn about British leaders, Chamberlin and Churchill, the Battle of Britain and the Normandy Landings. We will also learn about life on the home front including rationing and what it was like to be an evacuee. We will study wartime objects and documents, including ration books and propaganda posters. Finally, we will learn about VE Day and life after the war. In geography lessons, we will use maps to locate the countries involved in World War II. Finally, we will consider how the war changed Europe. In art, we will create our own propaganda posters. In music and PE, we will learn about wartime songs and dances. We will be performing together, as a class, during our Leavers’ Show at the end of the summer term. In design and technology lessons, we will design and make bomb shelters and gas mask boxes. In textiles, we will lean about the wartime motto ‘make do and mend’ by up-cycling old items including bags and clothes.


Ancient Greece

This term, we will also study Ancient Greece, including Greek life, achievements and their lasting influence on the Western World. We will investigate the timeline and four main periods of the Greek Empire and explore different kinds of historical sources and evaluate their usefulness. We will look at Alexander the Great and the empire under his leadership, learn about trading and design, research lifestyle and clothing, and study key Ancient Greek buildings. In English sessions, we will study the historical background of Aesop and his fables. In addition, we will learn about the roles and rights of free men, women, children and slaves in Ancient Greece and research democracy. Finally, we will examine the exciting Olympics and its modern legacy.



Homework is set on a Thursday and should be returned every Monday. Homework will be linked to the work that we are covering in class. Remember that you can always upload your homework to Showbie. Your blue Homework Diaries should be in school every day. Please continue to read daily at home and record this in your blue dairy for extra dojos! Practising your times tables and spellings will earn extra dojos too!



Year 5 will have PE on a Thursday with Mr Flannigan.  PE kits should be brought to school on a Monday and remain here until Friday each week.



To support your learning at home, you will be able to find lots of English and Maths activities on Education City. You can find your child's targets for this term in their Homework books. 

Remember to look in the ‘Gallery’ to see our latest photographs.



24th April: First day of Summer Term

10th May: Golf coaching

11th May: Ross Schools’ Cricket Tournament

17th May: Cat’s Protection workshop

24th May: Golf coaching

25th May: May Fayre at 1.00pm

29th May – 2nd June: Half term break

8th June: Y5/Y6 Cricket

13th June: Y5/Y6 Girls’ Cricket

15th June: Y5/Y6 Rounders

20th June: Move-Up Morning

29th June: Move-Up Morning

10th -13th July: Parents’ Evening Week

13th July: Rounders

14th July: Year 6 Leavers’ Bash 6.00pm-8.00pm

18th July: Leavers’ Show at 1:15pm and 6.00pm

19th July: Leavers’ Show at 6.00pm

20th July: Thank-you Assembly at 10.00am

21st July: Leavers’ Assembly at 10:45am

21st July: Last day of term


Our Class Rep for the 2016/17 academic year Mrs Capener! Our class rep will remind you of useful information and events such as Class assemblies, trips and parents’ evenings, if you provide them with your email address.


My door is always open and I am happy to chat with parents about our topics and any work that we are covering in class. Please don’t hesitate to come and find me if you wish to discuss anything!


Many thanks!


Mrs Hanham


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