Welcome to the wonderful world of Year 5C!!



Summer 1


Key dates 

P.E day - Wednesdays (inside and outside)



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 be looking at persuasive writing which will be based around the book 'Mayor Bunny's Chocolate Town.  We will practise a lot of speaking and listening skills such as interviewing characters and carrying out news reports.  By the end of the unit we will be planning, drafting and delivering our very own persuasive speech.


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 measurement and geometry.

First, we will be identifying different types of angles then moving onto estimating and comparing acute, obtuse and reflex angles. We will also draw given angles and measure them in degrees using a protractor.  

After that we will investigate 3d shapes and distinguish between regular and irregular polygons. We will also convert between different units of metric measures. We will solve problems involving converting between units of time and estimate volume and capacity.  Finally, we will be exploring the area and perimeter of shapes.


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:





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




Our Science topic for this half term is 'Animals Including Humans'. We will start off this topic by describing the stages of human development.  We will also be looking at how babies grow and develop and identifying the changes that take place during old age. Finally we will conduct an experiment to measure human growth and compare the development of animals to humans.




Our Topic in RE for Summer 1 is Pentecost - Transformation. We will begin by exploring and understanding what it means to live a life of service. We will then look in detail at the story of Pentecost and understand and explain the different symbols used for the Holy Spirit. We will also relate the power of the Holy Spirit to other more modern 'people of courage'. Finally we will compare what happened to Saul to a life changing experience of our own.


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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