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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


During the autumn term, we will be travelling back in time and learning all about The Greeks and The Maya civilization. We will be delving into the history of The Greeks in the first half term where we will look at their lifestyle and how The Greeks have influenced us today. After the holidays, we will then look at The life of The Maya and compare this civilization with The Greeks.



In English, our class novel will be Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick. It is a book set in the distant future and is filled with adventure and twist and turns. Our English work, including reading comprehension, will be based around this fantastic adventure story and its intriguing characters.


In Maths, we will be learning all about numbers up to 1,000,000. We will read, write, compare and order a variety of numbers before moving onto the 4 operations. We will be adding and subtracting numbers with more than 4 digits and applying this to problem solving. We will also be learning formal methods of multiplication and division as well as identifying factors, multiples and prime numbers.


We are also looking forward to Well-being Wednesdays and using the outdoors to develop our orienteering skills.


This term, homework will be set on a Monday. We will set spelling homework on Seesaw and the children can post their homework to seesaw. Maths will be maths homework books and will be marked in school on a Monday.


We are looking forward to working with you this term.


Miss Tuck and Mr Mears.

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