Year 5 

Autumn 2018

Below is an outline plan of what the children in Year 5 will be studying this term.


English – Science Topic – The Iron Man by Ted Hughes











Using our novel, the children will cover:

  • Recounts

  • Narrative Writing

  • Balanced arguments

  • Persuasive writing

  • Comprehension work.


Mathematics– During the autumn term we will be covering:

Week 1: Number and place value

Week 2: Addition & Subtraction

Week 3: Properties of shapes

Week 4: Multiplication & division

Week 5: Fractions

Week 6: Position & direction

Week 7: Addition & Subtraction

Week 8: Decimals

Week 9: Measurement (length)

Week 10: Multiplication & division

Week 11: Fractions (including decimals & percentages)

Week 12: Measurement (time)



Ourselves – Domestic Church/Family

Life Choices– Baptism/Confirmation

Hope – Advent/Christmas





Understanding how day, night, months, seasonal change and years are caused by the position and the movement of the Earth.

Creating models of the earth and the planets

Identifying the structure of earth

Understanding the phases of the moon



Please ensure the children have the correct PE equipment for lessons.

Indoor – black pumps, tee-shirt and blue shorts

Outdoor - as above but the children may wear trainers if they wish




Monday – Spellings & English homework. (Due in Friday)


Friday – Maths Homework. (Due Monday).


Weekly Reading homework – varies for each child depending on their reading day. Please read with your children. Your child is then to complete a piece of reading homework linked to the reading book they have read. This is to be brought back on their reading day.


The children have access to the RM Easimaths and Purple Mash learning platforms for reinforcement and extension.


Dinner money

If the children wish to stay for lunch the cost is £2.10 per day (£10:50 per week to be paid on Monday) in a sealed envelop with the child name on the front.  Hot dinners can be paid for in advance if you wish.


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