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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


I am Mr Fitzgerald and am delighted to be teaching Year 5 this year.

The children have all settled in well and are looking forward to the year ahead.

In our class we are supported by Ms Terry.

This term our topics are “Marvellous maps and The United Kingdom.” And “Raiders and Traders”


We have P.E twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday.



Year 5 are expected to complete approximately 1 hour of homework every night. In order to support your child at home with their learning please encourage them to: 

  • Read every night
  • Complete all written homework set (details of this will be in their planners)
  • Learn their Year 5 glossaries
  • Complete home learning tasks
  • Learn Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 statutory spelling lists (copies are in their glossaries)
  • Complete their Lexia time
  • Practise their times tables up to 12x12 by using TT Rockstars
  • Develop their mental maths skills using Numbots
  • Ensure that they can tell the time using both analogue and digital clocks


Autumn Term Learning:

This term in English we will be writing a variety of genres including a journal. Their fiction writing will include a story showing the journey of a young girl into adulthood and the challenges that she will face. Their learning will include a clear focus on the skills of drafting and editing in preparation for Year 6. Year 5 will continue to develop their knowledge of different forms of punctuation and grammatical terms and how these can be used to improve their writing.


In Maths we will be catching up on the missed learning from Year 5 by completing the topics of Measurements, Area and Perimeter, Money and Roman Numerals before beginning the Year 5 curriculum.


In Science we will be learning about space. We will look at the eight planets within our solar system and examine how theories about it have changed over time.


We will be learning how to stay safe on line and then coding in computing. 


Our History topic this term is ‘Raiders a Traders’  We will be learning about The children explore what Britain was like before the first Viking invasions and find out about the Viking raids. They will find out about the Viking settlement of Britain and how this affected the Anglo Saxons.


Our Geography topic this term is ‘Marvellous maps and the United Kingdom’. The children will consider what maps are and how we use them before looking at The United Kingdom as a whole.


In Art the children will be learning about block printing on fabric and will use this method to create their own Viking knots. In D.T their topic is ‘cooking and nutrition’ and they will be cooking an assortment of biscuits.


We will be taking part in the PSHCE Curriculum and completing the topics: ‘Being  

Me in My World’ and ‘Celebrating Difference’.


In R.E we will be learning about Sikhism and exploring the question – ‘How far would a Sikh go for their religion?’

Year 5 will also be continuing their French lessons; this term the topics are ‘Going shopping’ and ‘Where in the world?’.

Their P.E will be with our Sports Coach, Mr T, and they will be focusing on Fitness and the skills associated with tennis.  

Music will be taught by our music teacher, Mr Rollo, and the children’s learning will be based around the song ‘Livin' on a prayer’ by Bon Jovi.

All of the curriculum information can be found on the curriculum page on the website. 

If you would like to speak to me about your child’s learning please contact the office and I will be in contact. 

Please check the website regularly as we will be updating it with all of the wonderful learning that has been taking place. 

Marvelous Maps

Holdbrook Hero Day

Maths - Place value

Geography - Using an eight point compass

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