Class News

Autumn Term

This term in English, we will be studying Kensuke’s Kingdom, by Michael Morpurgo. We will read the text, look at all the amazing language that is used and produce lots of amazing writing based on this text!

In Maths, we will begin with place value and learning about using mental strategies to solve calculations. 


Our first history topic this year will be the Ancient Maya. Children will develop their historical skills including chronology and learning what life was like in those times. We will learn about where the Maya were and still are located, how they lived and about their beliefs.  


Click on the picture to find out some information about the Maya.



Year 5 pupils will also develop their scientific skills and knowledge by learning all about Forces. This includes brand new learning as well as building upon prior knowledge for the children, so make sure you ask them about the fantastic facts they have learnt and what investigations they have carried out.

Want to find out more about Forces?

Click on the picture to watch a video about our current science unit.

Year 5 will begin their swimming lessons. We will look at how to be safe in water and will begin our journey to becoming excellent swimmers.

In your child’s reading diary, you will find their login details for Times Tables Rock Stars and Google Classroom. We can’t wait to set the children times tables and homework challenges which they will be able to access from home! Homework will be set via the Google Classroom account every Friday and will be checked for completion on the following Friday.

Following pupil voice responses, we have changed the way we set our TT Rock Stars battles and now we battle at the level appropriate to out TT Rock Status, which means we could have children in Year 3 battling against children in Year 6!

Please encourage your child to access this app at home so they can become times table superstars! Remember the more you play games on the site, the more coins you earn!

Please could we remind you that spellings can be found in your child’s reading diary. Children will be tested on the spelling patterns on a Friday.

There is an expectation to read at least 3 times a week, let’s be the year group with the highest word count this year! Remember the more times you read, the more quizzes you will pass and the more Brag Tags you will earn!

Year 5 PE is on a Tuesday. Please send your child to school in an appropriate PE kit on this day. We do go outside in all weathers so please send them in prepared.