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Growing Together in God

Welcome to your Year 5 class page!

This half term we will be learning about 

Black History

Black History Month

Looking for some Extra Practice? 

Below are some links directly to some educational sites that children can use to practice their skills. 

Oxford Owl

BBC Science Challenges

BBC Grammar Challenges

BBC Maths Challenges


TT rockstars

Grammar Skill Games

Top Marks Maths Games

Purple Mash

ICT Games

Even more games!

Hello and welcome to our Year 5 class page!

Here you can find out what we are doing in English, Maths, Science as well as find out more about our topic this term. 

We also have some links available to use to help you continue your child's learning at home. In addition to this, please read regularly with your child and encourage them to read independently for at least ten minutes, nightly. 


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or queries. 


Thank you, 


Mrs Sells & Miss Harrison 



In English, we will be writing our own poems based on Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech. We will also use this famous speech to write our own speeches to think about the changes we would like to make in the world.


How you can help your child? Encourage your child to read their reading book and ask them questions about the text which they are reading. Also, please encourage your child to log on to Reading Plus to access a wide range of reading books.


In maths, we will add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number, multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams, read and write decimal numbers as fractions [for example, 0.71 = 100 71 ], recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents. round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place, read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places. solve problems involving number up to three decimal places.


How you can help your child?  

Practice times tables and division facts regularly. Encourage your child to log on to Sumdog and TT Rock Stars to practice their multiplication facts and battle against their friends to become a Rock Star champion 



This terms newsletter...

This topic's Knowledge Organiser:

Science Unit - Forces 

Knowledge Organiser 


Monday - We will set either a spelling list or a grammar activity on Class Dojo, to be completed for Wednesday. 


Wednesday - We will set a maths activity on Class Dojo, to be submitted for Friday. 


Half termly learning logs will be set, linking to the next topic. 

Year 5 Common Exception Words 


As historians, we will learn about the Black Lives Matter campaign and why now.  We will explore the reasons why Britain wanted an Empire and how the British Empire became involved in slavery. As well as this, we will research who the courageous advocates for anti-racism were. We will understand what caused the decline of the British Empire, who the Wind rush generation were and explore the Commonwealth of nations.  

How you can help your child?

Use your research skills to explore  the importance of the Black Lives Matter campaign and how it started. Identify a courageous advocate for anti-racism and how they were able to make a change in our lives today.




As scientists, we will explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object, identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces, recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.


How you can help your child?

Can children recall their previous learning about forces? Can they discuss and compare how things move on different surfaces? Are they able to notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance? Can they observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others?





Religious Education

 Jesus the teacher 

In this unit we will learn to;

  • emphasise Jesus’ skills as a great teacher. 
  • consider carefully the messages of the parables and how they impact on the lives of practising Christians. 

 Vocabulary: Jesus, Bible, Old/ New Testament, Gospel 


Class Text this Term: 

Two refugee brothers from Mongolia are determined to fit in with their Liverpool schoolmates, but bring so much of Mongolia to Bootle that their new friend and guide, Julie, is hard-pressed to know truth from fantasy as she recollects a wonderful friendship that was abruptly ended when Chingis and his family were forced to return to Mongolia.


Rollercoasters The Unforgotten Coat Reader By Frank Cottrell Boyce

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