Welcome to Year 5

The Year 5 team would like to welcome all children back after Easter! The children have worked really hard and we are really looking forward to this term! We have lots of exciting activities planned.

This term we will be exploring a narrative film called ‘The Piano’. We will explore the emotion in this video and make predictions about the man’s life in the video. We will write from the man’s point of view and also from the grandson’s point of view. We will track the emotions of characters in the clip and use Alan Peat sentences to describe character’s emotions.

This term in Maths we will be starting our new measuring topic which will include practically measuring length, weight and capacity, converting units of length and exploring imperial measurements. We will then move onto calculating perimeter and area of regular and irregular shapes.

Our Science Topic this term is ‘Could you be the next CSI investigator?’ We will explore properties of materials, how materials react with each other, reversible and irreversible changes, inventions and different types of fingerprints.

Our History topic this term is ‘The English Civil War’. We will explore the rivalry of the Roundheads and the Cavaliers, the execution of Charles I, the Great Fire of London and exploring the diary of Samuel Pepys diary.


Some important information for Year 5 parents/carers:

  • Year 5 will have P.E. on a Friday afternoon this half term, therefore please ensure that your child has a P.E.kit every week. It will be tennis.
  • Children will be taking part in Ukulele sessions with Mr Rooney on Monday mornings.

Year 5 teachers would like to encourage children to bring in water bottles and a piece of fruit for snack, if they wish. Reading books should be brought in on a Friday in preparation for them to being changed and given out on Mondays. Finally, a reminder that our homework menus are available via ClassDojo and our school website for the children to complete over the half term.


Year 5 Curriculum Overview

Year 5 History Knowledge Organiser – Civil War

Year 5 Home school Sheet Summer 1

Year 5 Homework Menu Summer 1

Year 5 Science Knowledge Organiser – CSI investigator


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