Welcome to the wonderful world of Year 5C!!



Spring 1


Key dates 

P.E day - Wednesdays (inside and outside

Year 5's Class Assembly will be on Tuesday 7th February 2023 at 9am in the school hall.


Welcome back 5C! I hope you have a had a restful Christmas holiday and are looking forward to our Spring term. We have lots of exciting plans for 2023!



On our class page you will be able to find information about this half term's learning.

At the bottom of this page I have attached this years topic overview, homework and spelling sheets.








This half-term, we will draft and publish our persuasive leaflets about the USA as part of our Everybody Writes unit. We will also continue our work on Kensuke's Kingdom, drafting and publishing a piece of narrative writing. We will continue our work on Kensuke's Kingdom. Some of the writing objectives we will be looking at are:

- using paragraphs to organise ideas

- using simple devices to structure non-narrative writing e.g. headings, subheadings, bullet points

   -  writing for a range of purposes 

- punctuating direct speech accurately


We will continually be revising all our Year 5 reading skills through our guided reading sessions this year. This half term, we will be focussing on:

- Using the context of a sentence to work out the meaning of a word

- Reading aloud with intonation that shows understanding

- Make predictions based on details that have been read



In Maths this half term, we will be learning about fractions.

First, we will be identifying, naming and writing equivalent fractions before moving on to comparing fractions with different denominators. We will also be looking at improper fractions and mixed numbers and adding and subtracting fractions.


Don't forget a really easy way to practice your times tables at home is by using TT Rockstars. Knowing your times tables up to 12x12 helps with a lot of different topics in Maths - especially fractions!


Here are some useful websites:





Our Topic for this half term is 'The Maya'. During this unit, we will: 


- understand who the Maya were and where and when in the world they lived

- compare the chronology of the Maya with that of other civilisations we have learnt about

- learn about ancient Mayan culture, including food, art and the Mayan number system

- consider a variety of perspectives on the mysterious decline of the Maya

- use evidence to justify our views and form judgements on why the Maya civilisation declined



Our Science topic for this half term is 'Forces'. We will be identifying and explaining balanced and unbalanced forces before moving on to looking at real-life examples of friction and the effects of friction that act between moving surfaces. We will also be looking at the effects of air and water resistance that act between moving surfaces. Finally we will be exploring mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears which allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.




Our Topic in RE for Spring 1 is Local church - Mission. We will begin by exploring and understanding the mission of inspirational leaders by researching charities  - we will be looking at who these charities help and why people choose to help others. We will then move on to learning about how Isaiah's scripture formed the basis of Jesus' mission. Finally we will explore in detail what a diocese is and what the bishop's role is.



PSHE and Mindfulness


PSHE and Mindfulness

Interweaved throughout all of our topics is the importance of self-care and reflection. At home we encourage you  to use a  journal to write down our thoughts, feelings and emotions which is key to regulating how we are throughout each day like we do in class. Additionally, we will post some online meditation and yoga you can practice at home.


Homework-  Here are the Home Learning tasks that pupils should complete each week. If you need any support accessing these resources, please do not hesitate to contact me. 


1) Reading - Pupils should be reading for 10-15 minutes every night. Pupils can change their books as and when they need to in the Class Library or the KS2 Library. Year 5/6 pupils are welcome to bring in books from home. Please help your child to record their reading in their Reading Record. Listening to your child read can support their fluency, develop their comprehension skills, and help them to progress. Here are some recommended reads - how many of these books have you read?


2. Reading Eggs – Children have a weekly comprehension assignment to complete on Reading Eggs.

Reading eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.


3. My Maths  - Children have a weekly assignment to complete on MyMaths that will help them to practise the skills we have been learning in school.

Pupils can also access Mathseeds (using their Reading Eggs login) and TT Rockstars for fluency practice.


4. Spellings – practice daily

Pupils have 10 spellings to learn per week, on which they will be tested every Friday. A copy of the spellings is available below. 


5. Learning logs –  In Spring 2 (February - March), pupils will have a home learning project to complete. At the end of the half-term, they will bring in their project to share and celebrate with their peers.


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