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Welcome to the Year 5 home page! On this page you will find information detailing what your child will be learning this year along with useful information and updates.

Please continue to use ClassDoJo to contact staff and keep up to date with exciting opportunities and experiences.

PE DAY: Wednesday

Trips and events

Harvest festival: 19/10/23

Remembrance assembly: 10/11/23

Children In Need: 17/11/23

Elf Run: 15/12/23

Class Dojo

Please download the free 'Class DoJo' app and enter the unique code given to you by your child's class teacher.

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Curriculum Overview: Autumn Term



We follow the Pathways to Write and Pathways to Read schemes. In writing, in Autumn 1, we will explore the books ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ by Jamia Wilson, and ‘Race to the Frozen North’ by Catherine Johnson. Our outcome will be a diary entry.



In Autumn 2, we will be discovering the book ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy. Our outcome will be writing a narrative.


In Guided Reading, in Autumn 1, we will be exploring the Book ‘Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls’ by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. This will link with our English book ‘Young, Gifted and Black’. We will be developing our inference skills and summarising the main elements within the story. In Autumn 2, we will be reading "Hansel and Gretel" by Neil Gaiman. During this unit we will be learning to make predictions and inferences based on key events in the story.

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At school, we follow the Power Maths scheme. This term we will be focusing on place value, addition and subtraction operations and multiplication and division.

We want your children to become competent mathematicians and to have a good understanding of numbers and maths calculations (+, -, x and ÷). Please help your child to count in steps and practise times tables at home. It is important that you support your child’s basic mathematical skills at home, such as: money, learning to tell the time, different measures and their times table knowledge.


This half term we will be studying: Properties and Changes of Materials. We will be learning to compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets

After half term we will be studying: Living Things and their Habitats. We will learn to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird and to describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.


This term our History and Geography topic is "Who got what in the struggle for England?” In geography, we will learn to name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom. We will learn to use 8 points of a compass, six-fig. grid references, symbols and keys (including use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the UK. We will also use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies? In history, we will be looking at the lives of the Anglo Saxons and how this was affected by the Vikings.


Children are required to read daily, and record on Boom Reader (Go Read) (online) at least 3 times a week, as part of their homework to improve their basic reading skills. Children have access to logins for Boom Reader (Go Read).

They also need to practise their weekly spellings which will be given out on a Monday.


It is important that children fluently know their multiplication and division facts matching the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables. Children are required to practise their times tables at home. They have logins for Times table Rock Stars to practise these facts.

Useful links


A fantastic online game in which you can practise basic maths skills.

To find out more information about our current topic.

To find a wide range of online FREE books to read

A website which includes lots of interactive Maths games

Each child has a login for EDShed. On here, they are able to practise common exception words and their spellings.



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