Year 5

Summer 2022

Welcome back to our last term in Year 4! We hope that you had a lovely Easter and that you were able to spend some time relaxing and having fun. We’re sure that you enjoyed eating lots of chocolate eggs too.

We are going to be busy this term. Here is a taster of what we will be doing:


Writing genres we will be looking at this term:

* Discussion balanced argument  (fact and opinion

* Classic poetry

* Story with chapters

* Modern Poetry (Haiku and Cinquain)

* Formal Letter


Areas of Maths we will be learning this term:

*Division – dividing 2 digit and 3 digit numbers by 1






  • In RE we will be learning about the important seasons in the Liturgical year - Easter and Pentecost.
  • We will also going to be following our new RSE programme – Life to the Full.


Materials – States of matter (Summer 1)

  • Know what is meant by solids, liquids and gases and group some materials according to this
  • Know that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled
  • Know the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.

Electricity (Summer 2)

  • Know and identify the basic parts of a circuit (including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers)
  • Know what is meant by conductor or insulator and name some common conductors
  • Know and describe the function of a switch in a circuit.


  • Recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour using technology.
  • Produce and upload a podcast.


Ancient Egypt

  • Know about, and name, some of the advanced societies that were in the world around 3000 years ago.
  • Know about the key features of Ancient Egypt



  • Know and label the main features of a river.
  • Know the name of and locate a number of the world’s longest rivers.
  • Explain the features of a water cycle.


  • Know the names of a number of the world’s highest mountains.


  • Know how to show reflections
  • Use photographs to help create reflections
  • Experiment with the styles used by other artists

Design and Technology

  • Communicate ideas in a range of ways, including sketches and drawings which are annotated
  • Know which material is likely to give the best outcome
  • Evaluate products for both purpose and design
  • Link scientific knowledge by using lights, switches or buzzers
  • Use electrical systems to enhance the quality of the product


On Tuesdays children will have Cricket with Mr. Sigley

On Wednesdays children will have Hockey with Port Vale coaches.

Please ensure that children have their outdoor PE kits in school.

  • Outdoor PE kit consists of a blue polo shirt, navy or burgundy jogging bottoms, navy or burgundy sweatshirt or hoody, trainers and socks (girls should not do PE wearing tights)

Year 5 Newsletter - Summer 2022

Spring 2022

Welcome back to a new term in Year 5! I hope that you have all had a happy Christmas and a restful break. We have lots of hard work and exciting adventures ahead of us for spring term and I know each and every member of Year 5 will do amazing things!

We have lots of exciting new things to get stuck into, here is a taster of what you can expect:


  • Fractions
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Decimals and percentages


  • Story from a different perspective
  • Choral poetry
  • Recount (newspaper report)
  • Classic poetry


  • Properties of materials
  • Changes of materials

Design and Technology

  • Mechanical Products (Gears and pulleys)


  • The work of Henri Rousseau
  • Creating mood and feeling through shading
  • Expressing emotion


  • Belonging
  • Cyberbullying


  • European capitals
  • Rainforests and deforestation


  • Ancient Greece


  • Christmas
  • Baptism
  • Parables and sayings of Jesus


  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Computer networks


  • Health Related Exercise
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics

Year 5 Newsletter - Spring 2022

Autumn 2021

Welcome back to a brand new school year! Year 5 is going to be an amazing year full of lots of learning and fun.  We have lots of exciting new things to get stuck into, here is a taster of what you can expect:


  • Creation
  • Parables
  • Advent


  • Place value
  • Statistics
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division


  • Non-Chronological reports
  • Poetry
  • Instructions
  • Fables


  • Living things and their habitats
  • Animals including humans

Design and Technology

  • Food technology


  • Class Artist (Salvador Dali)
  • Tone, shape, colour
  • Media


  • Friendships


  • North and South America
  • Weather and Climate


  • Anglo-Saxon Britain


  • Programming: Developing games
  • E-Safety


  • Health Related Exercise
  • Handball

Year 5 Autumn 2021 Class Newsletter