Welcome to the wonderful world of Year 5C!!



Summer 1


Key dates 

P.E day - Wednesday (inside and outside) 

Forest School - Wednesday so (please make sure appropriate clothing is brought)


I hope you all had plenty of rest and had an enjoyable Easter period!

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.




During our English lessons this term, we will be looking at writing a narrative and instructions, linked to our topic on the Ancient Greeks.  We will be looking at key narrative features and how writing as the reader (understanding audience and purpose) has a huge impact on writing. We will be working on developing our language and vocabulary, understanding how well-chosen words can play a huge part in writing success.  We will also be focusing on sentence structures and how to use them and manipulate them for effect. SPaG skills are embedded into all our English lessons. 

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 


In Guided Reading, we will be looking at a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts. 






This half term in Maths, we will begin with our Measurements and Geometry unit where we will recap prior learning from Year 4 before moving on to our Year 5 objectives. Some of the new objectives we will cover during this unit are:


  • Identify different types of angles
  • Estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles
  • Draw given angles and measure them in degrees using a protractor
  • Use the properties of rectangles to find lengths and angles
  • Identify 3D shapes from 2D representations
  • Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons
  • Identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection and translation


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.


Here are some useful websites:





In Topic this term, we will be looking at Ancient Greece.  We will learn about the Ancient Greek civilization and how they used to live. We will learn about city states and how they differed. We will participate in an Olympic games and discuss how modern Olympics differ from the games many years ago.


In Art and DT we will look at producing our own Greek Art and making Greek Vases out of clay.




Our Science topic for this half term is ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. During this unit, we will be learning to:


  • Explain what something needs to be living
  • Give reasons for classifying animals based on their similarities and differences
  • Identify the characteristics of different types of animals to help classify them
  • Use a key to help identify organisms
  • Describe and investigate helpful and harmful micro-organisms





Our Topics in RE are Pentecost, Healing and The Common Good.   We will look at the importance of Pentecost and the disciples receiving the Holy Spirit.  In the topic on Healing we will look at Reconciliation and the Sacrament of the Sick.  When looking at the Common Good we will look at special places and talk about justice and fairness.


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 Summer 2 (June - July), 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.


Well done on reaching the bottom of the Year 5 Class Page. 

A prize* to the first pupil who tells Mr Clare the answer to this tricky riddle: What can you catch but not throw?  *Disclaimer: the prize may not be of a high quality!

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