The Grange Primary School

Year 5

Class Teachers

Mrs Utenkova – Sture and Miss Gathercole.

Learning Assistants

Mrs Kirk and Mr Whittingham.


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 non-chronological reports, relative clauses and expanded noun phrases. Our class book is George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking with Christophe Galfard.

In our PE, we will be swimming in the Pods. 5G will swim on Mondays and 5S on Wednesdays. Please send your child to school in their PE kit on this day.

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 narrative (defeating the enemy), 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

To support your child in becoming familiar with ‘Defeating the Enemy’ stories, please read with or encourage your child to read books such as:

  • Greek Myths
  • The Harry Potter series
  • The Hobbit
  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Spring Term


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

In English, our focus is persuasive writing, poetry and instructional texts, 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.

Our PE day is on a Wednesday for Summer 1 and Summer 2.

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.