Year 5

A warm welcome to Year 5.

Year 5 is made up of two classes taught by Miss Hawcroft and Mr Heyes. Both classes are also supported by Ms Abbott and Mrs Day.

Autumn Term 

In Year 5 this term, our topic is ‘Earth and Space’ and we will be learning about the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun. Also, the movement of the moon relative to the Earth, the concept of day and night and the sun’s apparent movement across the sky. We will be investigating the length and definitions of shadows as the day progresses and creating mini videos with IPAD’s to model and explain these scientific ideas. Research time will be allocated to broaden our understanding of the solar system and we will have the fantastic opportunity of visiting ‘The National Space Centre’ in Leicester whilst taking part in a Mars Rover challenge involving the computer programming of robots.


Maths this term will involve developing our understanding and the number system where children will be grasping the concept of reading and writing larger numbers including decimal numbers, whilst identifying the values of digits and place holders. We will be learning written methods for addition and subtraction and most importantly, building the confidence to reason, identify patterns and solve more complex word problems.


In RE, we will be looking at the miracles of Jesus through a combination of role play and thoughtful discussion, with the intention of retelling the key biblical stories using and applying skills taught through English lessons. Here, children will have the opportunity to offer their own opinions, to reflect and emphasise and ask their own questions, while listening to others’ attitudes.


Much of our writing this term will be cross-curricular and our core story, ‘Cosmic’, written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, will provide many opportunities for building writing skills and inspiring longer narratives. This text will form our book-led teaching of reading and writing and will provide fantastic opportunities for discussing language and key themes.