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Year Five

Welcome to Year 5

What to Expect in Year Five


In English, we will be looking at Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom as a stimulus for a range of genres including persuasive writing (including balanced argument), recounts, descriptive writing and letter writing. We will also study Water Aid and create an information text on this.


In Maths, we will be focusing on place value and using this to help us with our written methods for multiplication and division. We will also learn about line graphs and interpreting tables. As well as this, we will look at fractions and learn how to compare fractions of different sizes. We will continue to develop our problem solving and reasoning skills throughout all of our maths too.     


In Science, we will be putting on our lab coats and entering the world of science by looking at Properties and Changes of Materials. We will be linking it to our Wild Waters topic and investigating a range of different materials and what occurs when they are mixed!


In this second half of the Autumn Term we will be focussing on Geography through the topic of Wild Waters. We will be learning about the importance of rivers in our locality as well as the uses of water across the world. We will also look at Rivers across their world and the effect on the environment around them.  In DT, we will be creating moving toys with a water theme!

Year Five Staff

Year Five Staff 1 Mrs Dobson
Year Five Staff 2 Miss Paul
Year Five Staff 3 Mr Summlar

Year Five English Expectations

Year Five Maths Expectations

Learning Links for Year Five Children