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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


In Autumn term, we will be learning all about how the Ancient Greeks changed the world, from architecture to the invention of democracy. As well as practicing our skills in chronology and evaluating historical evidence, we will think about some of the philosophical and ethical questions thrown up by Ancient Greek culture. In Geography, we will be learning about national parks – learning about their history and contemporary uses, as well as practicing our maps skills.  


In English, we will be reading Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick, a fantasy novel set in a not-too-distant future when much of the country is underwater. The book deals with the adventures of Zoe, as she traverses this dystopian land and tries to find her missing parents. We will delve into the book by exploring characters, making predictions and drawing inferences, and we will use it to help us write across a range of genres.  


In Maths, we will explore place value and the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will then learn about fractions. As well as developing fluency in arithmetic, we will focus on reasoning – applying knowledge in different contexts and using accurate mathematical language.  


We have an exciting trip to look forward to where we will be studying and climbing the tower at the Crooked Spire Church. The children will also complete a practical design and build team challenge. 


Homework will be set on a Monday. We will set spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) homework on Seesaw, and the children can upload their completed homework also on Seesaw. Maths will be in Maths homework books and will be marked in school on a Monday. The children also have logins for a range of online services, such as Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed. Reading at home will be recorded on Go Read.  


Mr Mears and Miss Burton