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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


We hope you have had a lovely Christmas break and are ready for the Spring Term.


In Science, we will be learning about forces and then about Earth and Space, developing a deeper understanding of the Solar System and the reasons behind night and day, the seasons and the phases of the moon. We will also consider some of the moral and philosophical questions around space exploration and preserving life on Earth.


In English we will read a version of War of the Worlds, discovering some of the ways in which people have imagined extra-terrestrial life and working to develop our own vivid descriptions and story worlds. In Maths, we will delve deeper into fractions, decimals and percentages and return to multiplication and division.


We will focus in our History lessons on city of York, learning how it changed over a period of 1600 years, and what the development of York can tell us about the changing nature of Britain more generally. In Geography, we will be concentrating on key geographical skills such as map reading, using our Wednesday outdoor learning time to supplement and put into practice what we have learned. After half term, we will go on our Whitehall residential where we will take part in a wide range of outdoor activities, developing our teamwork and organisational skills.


Homework continues to be set on Mondays – the relevant page of the maths homework book for that week and the weekly assignment on Spelling Shed. We would love to see lots of reading being done at home, and pupils can support their learning further through the use of Times Tables Rockstars and My Maths.


Mr Mears and Miss Burton


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