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‘Building a Love of Life and Learning’
‘Building a Love of Life and Learning’

Class 5

Welcome to Class 5!


Welcome to Spring 2! Please find below all of the fabulous learning that we will cover during this half term.


English- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone


Letter writing

               Word classes 

               Sentence punctuation

Story Openings 

               Ways to open stories/story hooks

Descriptive and predictive writing

               Modal verbs/possibility  

               Noun phrases

               Relative clauses

Instructional texts

               Sentence forms

               Apostrophes for contraction and possession

Information texts and explanations 

               Adverbials/fronted adverbials

               Sentences/phrases/clauses and active verbs



               Expressing time, place and cause

               Conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions

               Cohesion within paragraphs




  • Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to 3 decimal places where appropriate
  • Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to 3 decimal places
  • Convert between miles and kilometres
  • Recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa
  • Recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes
  • Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles
  • Calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cubic centimetres (cm³) and cubic metres (m³), and extending to other units [for example, mm³ and km³]


Science- Forces


·         Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object

·         Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces

·         Explore falling objects and raise questions about the effects of air resistance.

·         Explore the effects of air resistance by observing how different objects such as parachutes and sycamore seeds fall.

·         Experience forces that make things begin to move, get faster or slow down.


Geography- Map skills and fieldwork


·         Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

·         Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world

·         Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.




·         Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

·         To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

·         About great artists, architects and designers in history




Sikh Rites of Passage




Harry Potter à l'école des sorciers:

French speaking and writing simple sentences






·         Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals; solve problems by breaking them into smaller parts. Select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs.

·         Use sequence, selection and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output

·         Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work; detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs


Music- Pharrell Williams ‘Happy’


Homework and Spellings

This half term our homework activities each week will be based in our CGP SATs books, exactly as last half term. The children will be given a topic or page to complete for maths (either arithmetic or geometry, space, shape and measure) and English (either reading, grammar, punctuation or spelling) each week. The children should use their SATs books at home and bring them into school on a Wednesday with their homework books, so that the new pages to be completed can be recorded.


Spellings are individual and are from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list. Once these are completed, the children will then move on to spellings, which broaden their vocabulary. As always, please make sure children ask an adult for help to complete the activities if needed.




PE will now be on a Monday and a Wednesday. Please ensure correct PE