The Grange Primary School

Year 5

Class Teachers

Mrs Utenkova–Sture and Mrs Simpson.

Learning Assistants

Mrs Kirk and Mr Whittingham.

Topics

This year, our planned topics are:

Autumn Term 1

Earth and Space

In Maths, we will be focusing on place value, addition and subtraction, statistics and times tables.

In English, our focus is reports, relative clauses and expanded noun phrases. Our class book is Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

PE will be on a Monday, please send your child to school in their PE kit on this day. In PE we will be focusing on gymnastics.

Autumn Term 2

The Great, The Bold and The Brave

In Maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and division, perimeter and area and times tables.

In English, our focus is Fantasy: I believe in unicorns, punctuation for parenthesis and modal verbs. Our class story is An Anthology of Greek Myths.

To support your child with becoming familiar with mythology, please read a range of myths with them, such as:

  • Theseus and the Minotaur
  • The Labours of Heracles
  • Perseus and Medusa
  • The Percy Jackson series
  • Odysseus and the Cyclops

Spring Term

In Maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages and times tables.

In English, our focus is narrative writing and poetry. We will focus on punctuation for parenthesis and commas to clarify meaning. Our class book is The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.

To support your child with becoming familiar with instructional texts, please read a range of instructions with them, such as:

  • Rules of a game
  • Recipes
  • Instructions for making something

Summer Term

Our topic this term is ‘What a Wonderful World’. This Geography and DT based topic will focus on fieldwork in the local area and beyond and look into building a wind turbine using mechanical systems.

In Maths, we will continue to learn about fractions, decimals and percentages. We will also be looking at properties of shape, position and direction and converting units of measurement. Year 5 will also be celebrating National Numeracy Day.

During English, we will be writing a non-chronological report about Emperor penguins using Jane Considine planning units. As part of our learning, we will be focusing on puns, superlatives, power of three, captions and passive voice. We will also be writing a story based on the story ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne. Throughout this piece of writing we will be revisiting relative clauses, figurative language, complex sentences and dialogue.

Parents – how to support your child from home

  • reading five times a week with your child and record this in their Home/School Links book;
  • looking out for stories in the news or in papers that are linked to their class topic;
  • encouraging them to complete their homework each week- English, Maths, Spelling and TT Rockstars;
  • practising times tables;
  • discussing the world around you to improve vocabulary;
  • sending them in their P.E. kits on the correct day;
  • ensure their Home/School Links book is in school every day.