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Growing Together in God

Welcome to your Year 5 class page!

This half term we will be learning about 

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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



In English, we will be writing our own description texts based on the African landscapes. We will also be creating our own African fables to explore the history of story telling in the African culture. 


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 identify multiples and factors, know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (non-prime) numbers, establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19, multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers, multiply and divide numbers mentally, drawing upon known facts, divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately, multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000, recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers, and the notation for squared (²) and cubed (³), solve problems involving multiplication and division.


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 - Living things, their habitats and life cycles

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 biomes and climate of Africa, explore Djembe drum in West African culture, understand the changes Benin has experienced over 1,000 years, understand how bias affects  our understanding of History, use artefacts to identify historical events which took place in Benin and understand the Europeans affect on the people of Benin.

How you can help your child?

Use your research skills to explore  the biomes of Africa. How do they compare/differ to the United Kingdom? Explore the country of Benin in West Africa. What historical events took place in Benin?




As scientists, we will learn describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird and describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals


How you can help your child?

Explore the animals in your local habitat. Can you classify them as mammals, amphibians, insects or birds?  What features of each animal can you identify? How are they similar/different?



Religious Education



Christmas. The Gospels of Matthew and Luke 


During this unit we will:

  • give children a Biblical perspective on the nativity story.  

  • Challenge their ideas and deepen their understanding of the true meaning of Christmas. 


 Christmas around the world 


During this unit we will:

  • develop children’s perceptions of Christmas beyond their experiences in Britain. 
  • increase their understanding of Christianity as a world faith. 


Key Vocabulary 


Matthew, Luke, Gospel, Magi, Jew, Gentile 


Secular, Ghana Fiesta de Los tres Reyes Mago Dia de la Virgen De Guadalupe, Las Posadas, poinsettia   


Building on and Leading to 


Knowledge of the Christmas story through role play and participation in the Nativity & Church services 


Understanding the life 2000 years ago was very different to how we live now. 


Explore the Christmas story through the journeys to Bethlehem made by Mary and Joseph and those who travelled to visit the Christ child. 

To deepen the children’s understanding of the true meaning of Christmas through emphasising that Jesus was a gift from God.  


To discuss the thoughts and feelings associated with giving and receiving gifts. 


EYFS focus on the Gospel of Matthew – KS1 focus on John & Luke  


Widen the children’s understanding of the Bible, its contents, presentation and importance to Christians. 


To delve deeper into the themes of the season of Advent. 

To introduce pupils to the Christian belief that Jesus will return (the second coming). 


Class Text this Term: 

When Elliot wishes upon a star, he doesn't expect a constellation to crash into a dungheap on his family farm.

The star is Virgo. She thinks she's perfect. Elliot doesn't. And together they release Thanatos, evil Daemon of Death ... epic fail.

They need the King of the Gods and his noble steed. Instead, they get a chubby Zeus and his high horse Pegasus.

Are the Gods really ready to save the world? And is the world really ready for the Gods?

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