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Year 5

Autumn Term 2019 Year 5


Welcome to Year 5

Your teachers this year are Mr Loxham and Mrs Smith





Autumn Term 




This term we will be looking at writing non-chronological reports, with a particular focus on the disaster of the Titanic in 1912.

We will begin by looking at a range of non-chronological reports, which we will  then assess against a range of criteria, such as the type of vocabulary used, and features, such as sub-headings etc.

We will then explore our own non-chronological report writing, after having researched the Titanic story, especially why it sank so suddenly.


In addition we will looking at the culture of ancient Greece, looking at how they lived their lives. Part of our theme will involve a Greek Day, where a company called Makers Of History will deliver a range of activities , based on ancient Athens and Sparta.


In mathematics we will begin with an in-depth focus on place value, before we move onto a range of other mathematical concepts.











Ancient Greek Day

Ancient Greek Day 1 We did some role play as part of a day of history.
Ancient Greek Day 2 We dressed up as Greek hoplites (Greek soldiers)

Year 5 visits our local library

Year 5 visits our local library 1 We learnt about classifying
Year 5 visits our local library 2 Learning how to find books
Year 5 visits our local library 3 I love my library book
Year 5 visits our local library 4 We just wanted to read!

B Flat Band




Year 5 will begin to work on B Flat Band sessions on Fridays.  Special tuition from Mr Eccles and Mrs Howard will  enable children to develop their skills on a chosen instrument, by reading music and developing their understanding of pitch, tempo, timbre and dynamics.   

Please remember children must take good care of the instruments and bring them in every Friday for the music lesson.  

During the year we will perform concerts for parents and carers. 



Swimming sessions will take place every Thursday.  



The arrangements are:


We travel by coach to Macclesfield Leisure Centre for a half hour swimming lesson.

What do I need to bring if I am a girl?  

  • A one-piece swimsuit 
  • A towel
  • A swimming hat (is available at the leisure centre)
  • £1.00 for the locker 
  • A snack for afterwards.

What do I need to bring if I am a boy?

  • Swimming trunks, not surf shorts 
  • A towel
  • A swimming hat
  • £1.00 for the locker
  • A snack for afterwards.

We ask for a donation of £2 a week or £24 a term. This goes towards the price of the coach.  Swimming makes you extra hungry so please do not forget a snack on Thursdays!

Mental Maths Milestones 

Each year group has its own mental maths targets which we call the milestones.  It is expected that each child will achieve all their age appropriate milestones as the minimum standard by the end of the school year. Keep this up, especially times tables! Thank you for your support.

Homework will either be linked to mental maths milestones or topics we are covering in class.


Mental Maths Milestones

Websites to work on Mental Maths Milestones

Do you know your times tables? Click on the X below for some games to help you improve. 



Mental maths Milestones Y5


This term Maths and English homework will be given out on a  Friday and is collected in on Wednesday.  Year 5 Spellings will be sent home on a Wednesday and children will be tested on the following Wednesday.  If you have any problems with your homework please talk to your teacher before Tuesday! 









Here are some useful dates to write in your organiser.




On the 22nd October our classes will be visiting church for our annual Harvest Festival Service.












Be Safe Online! 

How much do you know about keeping safe online?  The following website has lots of good advice for you.


Curriculum Leaflet - Autumn 2019