Year 5

Manchester and its Mills 


 During this second half term of year 5, we will be having a go at writing stories and descriptions. We will be putting ourselves in the shoes of some fascinating characters from Victorian times. We will be imagining what like was like in Manchester 150 years ago. 

We will also continue to learn through the ‘Cracking Comprehension’ resource to unpick and understand texts, infer, deduce and summarise the main points. 


Monday - Grammar/Reading comprehension  (to be submitted by Wednesday).

Wednesday – Maths (to be submitted by Friday).

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


This half term we will be continuing to use ‘Inspire Maths’ to look at calculations. We will begin by revising our knowledge of written methods and ensuring that by Christmas we are able to use pen and paper reliably, to find the answer to difficult addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations.


Once we have mastered this, we will be moving on to word problems, tackling them with confidence using our long, written methods. 




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 'Forces'. 

We will be carrying out lots of practical investigations this half term in order to identify the forces which are acting upon us. We will be focusing on our investigative skills and ensuring that we are able to carry out a safe and fair test to gain reliable results!  

Our focus in RE this half term will be learning about  Christianity in the multicultural context and the Gospels of Matthew and Luke in relation to the nativity story.  We will continue exploring our own values and beliefs.

As part of PSHE we will be thinking about 'What if we spent all our money and not saved or shared?' This  theme will allow us to discuss where money comes from, how is it spend and why it is important to budget/save/share.  We will explore the basics of the enterprise.


 Learning Logs

Due on Monday 5th Nov

Your child received 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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