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Welcome to the Year 5 class page. On this page, you will find information about our curriculum, details of any homework assignments and any key information that children and parents need to know. Additionally, there are some key resources to support with learning in Year 5, including the calculation policy, the year 5/6 spelling words and examples of questions that you can ask your child while reading. If you have any questions, please get in touch via the school office and we will be more than happy to answer them or help in any way that we can. 


Our PE days will be Tuesday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor)


Mr. Duffy and Mrs. Grange



Our Curriculum



Our topic this half-term is The Ancient Egyptians. We will look at the chronology, origins, achievements, daily life, gods and goddesses and important figures of the civilisation. Additionally, we will investigate the discovery of tombs and the story of Howard Carter. 


Our art for this half term will focus on the work of Willard Wigan. We will study his architecture and compare it to the architecture of Ancient Egypt. 



In English this term, we will be initially looking at the book Wonder by RJ Palacio. Using this book as the basis for our writing, we will write character descriptions, a speech and precis a chapter. Linked to our topic, we will also write a newspaper report, a creation story. Finally, we will write a biography. 



Our grammar and punctuation focuses for this half-term will be phrases and clauses, including relative clauses, building cohesion within and across paragraphs and recapping the Year 4 content of punctuating direct speech. 



Our maths this half term will be mainly focused on place value and addition and subtraction, which will be covered using the White Rose Maths schemes of work. The objectives that we will cover are:

Read, write order and compare numbers to 1,000,000

Rounding numbers up to one million to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000 or 1,000,000.

Negative numbers

Roman Numerals

Add two four digit numbers (including exchanges)

Subtract two four digit numbers (including exchanges)

Column method for addition

Column method for subtraction

Rounding to estimate and approximate

Inverse Operations

Multi-step addition and subtraction problems. 



Our Science topic this half-term will be Properties and changes of materials. The children will learn tto identify the properties of materials and apply them to think about why certain objects are made from certain materials.  We will look at how materials can be changed and how, or whether, these changes can be reversed. 





In PE, we will cover multi-skills in our outdoor lessons, looking at different techniques and skills required in a range of different sports. In our indoor lessons, we will have Dance sessions taught by the dance coach from Leeds Rhinos. 

Great books to read for 9-11 Year olds

Long Multiplication for Y5 at CLEH

As per our calculation policy, this is the method that children from year 5 onwards must use for long multiplication.