Year 5 - 5W

Welcome Back 5W!

We hope that you’ve had a wonderful break and are well rested and ready for our final half term. We have an action packed half term ahead with lots of exciting things to look forward to including our long awaited trip to PGL!


As usual, we’ve got lots of exciting activities planned in English. This half term we will be centring our writing on ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy. The tale is about what happens when, one night, a wicked witch steals the happy endings to bedtime stories. We will be using this as inspiration to write our own modern fairy tale.

We will continue to develop our SPAG knowledge through learning about the various word classes and different spelling patterns, including the Y5/6 word list. We will be focussing on how to apply all our SPAG work into our own writing.


We will remain in mixed groups across Y5 for maths this term. This half term we will consolidate our knowledge of the 4 operations and focus on decimals, percentages and fractions and develop our problem solving skills.

Please remember to carry on practising your times tables up to 12x12.

Aim to be a Times Tables Rockstar this half term if you’re not already!


Our topic this half term is ‘Life Cycles.’ We will be learning about the different life cycles of living things and will be comparing contrasting the different stages of animals and plants. We have already been learning about the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to butterfly by observing the changes of our own class caterpillars!


We will continue with our exciting topic on The Ancient Maya. We will be learning all about the great Maya civilisation, from their religion and Gods to making some of our own Maya hot chocolate. To conclude our topic, we hope to have our own Mayan celebration ceremony!

PSHE – Relationships

This term we will be continuing to explore different patterns of friendships, the meaning of friendship and loyalty and how we can get help and help others in school.

Computing – Apps

We will continue to develop our apps using AppShed to design and create our own healthy lifestyle apps on the Ipads.


PE will be on Thursday and Friday.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PE KIT. Make sure you don’t get RED on your Assertive Mentoring!


We will continue to have a creative approach to our homework this term. You will be given Maths homework each week as well as being able to choose from a range of creative activities in Topic.

Homework is given out on Friday and is due in the following Wednesday.


Homework handed in on Wednesday is GREEN.

Homework handed in on Thursday is YELLOW.

Homework handed in on Friday is RED.

We read in class every day, so make sure you always have your Reading Log in school.

Please make sure you also read regularly each week at home and ask an adult to sign your Reading Log for you. We will sign your Reading Log every WEDNESDAY  to check you have read at home, so please don’t forget!!


Parents & Carers are always very welcome to call in to discuss any aspect of their child’s learning, any other area of their school life or just to say ‘hello’. We are available anytime before or after school, except on Mondays because that’s when we have our Staff Meeting.

We are all looking forward our final half term with you all and hope it’s a fantastic one!

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Turner, Miss Wood & Mr. Dawson

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