Year 5

Manchester and its mills...


In English, we will be using 'talk for writing' to brush up on our descriptive and poetry writing. 

We will be using all of our language skills and ambitious vocab to describe life in Manchester from the Victorian era on wards. We will be reading a variety of texts based around the industrial revolution, in Manchester. Hopefully, from these, we'll be able to use some fantastic writing structures.


Monday - Reading comprehension / book activity (to be submitted by Wednesday) and Spellings (test on the following Monday).

Wednesday – Maths (to be submitted by Friday).

Friday – Writing / Grammar Activity (to be submitted by Monday).  


In maths we will be continuing to use Inspire Maths a fantastic Shanghai based scheme which will extend and challenge our pupils.  We will be continuing to push ourselves as we enjoy using our new Maths workbooks. We are really developing our reasoning skills this term. 

Please ensure that you regularly practice and test your child with their times tables. By Year 5 children should know all tables up to the 12 times table. It is always useful to practice all tables as this really helps the children with a range of maths work in school.  




Extra Practise!

It would be fantastic if all children could regularly play educational games online. Here are some great sites to try:

BBC Science Challenges

BBC Grammar Challenges

BBC Maths Challenges


Grammar Skill Games

Top Marks Maths Games

ICT Games

Even more games!



In science we will be learning about all things forces! We will learn about all the different forces that act upon objects and the impact of balanced and unbalanced forces. 

Our focus in RE this half term will be Jesus - the Teacher. We shall be looking at the parables and other stories Jesus told.    We shall be reflecting on our own values and our commitment to God.  We shall contemplate how each of us can make the world a better place. 


As part of PSHE we will be thinking about 'What if we could show our feelings, thoughts and beliefs better through art?' This  theme will allow us to express our emotions and beliefs though various forms of art (visual, performance, mixed media, etc.)   



You might have already noticed that this year we are doing projects a little differently. Your child receives a 'learning log'  just before the holidays.  The tasks in the 'learning log' are due to be completed in time for the new theme so that your children come into school ready to delve into a new theme with a good basic knowledge already! 



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