Welcome to Year 5 Tokyo!




Your teacher this year will be Mrs Stephens!


Welcome back Year 5!!  We hope you enjoyed a well deserved 6 week break and you are ready to give your best this school year. We are very much looking forward to helping you on this journey and we're sure there will be plenty of fun times along the way!

 Here's what we will be learning this autumn term:




We will be tackling Place Value and written methods of addition and subtraction..

The children will be focusing on consolidating and building upon their previous mathematical knowledge. In class children will practicing their fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills. 


 It is vital that children know their times tables and practice their mental arithmetic.


Here are some more useful websites:


Top marks place value


Top marks addition-and-subtraction


Top Marks times tables


Top Marks multiplication-and-division



Here are some links to other games we have played in class


Multiplication grand prix


Sum Sense


Hit The Button


Help with rounding


Meteor Multiplication





This half term we will be studying Kensuke's Kingdom, analysing the language and using this to create our own pieces of writing. The children will be writing their own letters and diaries from the main character's point of view. They will also be  introduced to Year 5 spelling and grammatical features through this story.






 In R.E  our topic is Family: Ourselves.  We will be recognising the importance that each person is made in the image and likeness of God.   We will also be learning to appreciate that our value and uniqueness is central to our well-being.


Key vocabulary we will be focusing on: qualities, unique, gifts, challenge, joys, responsibility, dignity, image  


Key Questions we will be exploring throughout this topic:

Who am I?  What makes me unique?  Where do I come from?






For our topic this term we will be investigating coasts. During this topic, the children will be exploring what coasts are and  how they are formed.  In addition, we will study the physical features and how these can change over time. The children will also be conducting their own research using maps and secondary sources. 





  In Science we will be investigating Earth and Space!  In this topic we will be learning to name, order and describe the features of the planets. We will also be describing the movement of the Earth and other planets and explaining night and day.






  • PE will be on a Wednesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor). The children must bring the appropriate PE Kit in a labelled PE bag.
  • We kindly ask that you spend 5 minutes a day reading at home with your child. Reading Records need to be written in and signed each night and shown in class every morning along with reading books.
  • 5S Class Assembly will take place on Thursday 10th October.


  • Your child will be given a learning log at the start of the year with this half term's homework board at the front. The children are able to choose which activity they wish to complete each week from their homework board and we ask that this is completed in their learning log and brought back to school on a Friday morning. The children will have chance to share their home learning with their peers on Friday afternoons. 
  • Spelling lists will be given out half termly and the children will be tested on a Friday. 

Long Term Curriculum Plan

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