Class Teachers: Mr. Voaden

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Voaden

General Class Information - Autumn Term 2020


Outdoor PE kit will be needed on Mondays and Fridays (jogging bottoms, t-shirt, jacket/jumper and trainers)

Children are allowed to wear their kits into school.

Home Learning

Each week Year 5 are expected to read for 5-10  minutes at least 3 times per week; practice their spellings (tested weekly) and practice their times tables. Please log in to Spelling Shed, Sumdog and Purple Mash to access fun ways of learning.

Additionally, should you wish to get creative with your child, each half term Year 5 are given home learning tasks that are suitable for the whole family. Home learning can be brought to school at any point in the half term to be celebrated with the class.

What we are learning in Spring


In maths, this term we will be looking at the following areas:-

Multiplication and Division

  • Identify multiples and factors.
  • Find factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two numbers.
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division.
  • Know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (non-prime) numbers.
  • Establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19.

Perimeter and Area

  • Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres.
  • use a shape’s perimeter to derive its dimensions.
  • including calculating unknown lengths of composite rectilinear shapes.


  • develop understanding of equivalent fractions
  • find and represent equivalent fractions using
    manipulatives, pictures and abstract representations
  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical
  • Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number.

Decimals and Percentages

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places.
  • Read and write decimal numbers as fractions
  • Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents.
  • Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place.




Decimals and Percentages

  • Recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write
    percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal.
  • Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents  
    and fractions
  • Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths.



The children will be using their inference and prediction skills for each of the books as well as linking any prior knowledge of books, nursery rhymes that may compliment these High Quality Texts.

For the book 'Who Let the Gods Out?' the children will be planning and writing a narrative based upon the book. They will identify character descriptions, setting descriptions, the thoughts and feelings of different characters and then learn how to write using imagery and figurative language. This will build throughout their learning which will allow them to write a fantastic narrative.

For the book 'Beowulf' the children will be planning and writing a Curriculum Vitae based upon a character from the book. They will learn about Curriculum Vitae, identifying the main features of and how to write one using the correct organisational devices and content. They will then explore how C.V's are used in context when they grow older. The children will also be researching and writing a newspaper article based upon the book. Again the children will identify the main features, grammar and punctuation. They will then plan and write their own newspaper article using an ICT platform.

For the book 'The Lost Thing' the children will be planning and writing a piece of poetry based upon the book. They will learn about the differences between poems and how this can reflect in their writing and response. They will then link a personal experience to the book and write an individual piece of poetry and perform their final piece in front of the class.

For the book 'After the Fall' the children will be planning and writing their own short story based upon the character within the book and then linking their own personal experiences as a basis for their story. This will include revisiting any grammar and writing skills they have covered in prior year groups to build a foundation for further learning in Year 5.


History and Geography - Anglo-Saxons and the Scots

In Science this term the children will be researching 'Living things and Habitats'. They will be observing the similarities and differences of various species habitats and life cycles. This will build on their prior knowledge of basic life cycles from Year 3 and the reproduction topic in Year 5.