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‘Building a Love of Life and Learning’

Class 5

Welcome to Class 5!


Welcome to Summer 1! Where is this year going! Please find below all of the fabulous learning that we will cover during this half term.


English- Continuing 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- light

        Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines

        Ese the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye

        Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes

        Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.


History- history of light/Thomas Edison/Victorian era

·         Use sources of evidence to deduce information about the past

·         Select suitable sources of evidence, giving reasons for choices

·         Use sources of information to form testable hypotheses about the past

·         Use dates and terms accurately in describing events

·         Use appropriate historical vocabulary


Music- Bugsey Malone

·         Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

·         Use the standard musical notation of crotchet, minim and semibreve to indicate how many beats to play

·         Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music

·         Read and create notes on the musical stave



·         Learn about the great artists, architects and designers in history

·         Use experiences, other subjects across the curriculum and ideas as inspiration for artwork

·         Give details about the style of some notable artist, artisans and designers

·         Show how the work of those studied was influential in society and to other artists

·         Create original pieces that show the range of influences and styles



·         Look at the culture of the countries where the language is spoken

·         Give detailed accounts of the customs, history and culture of countries and communities

·         Describe, with interesting detail, some similarities and differences between countries and communities where the language is spoken

·         Read and understand the main points and some of the detail in short written texts

·         Write short texts on familiar topics


RE- principles of world religions








·         Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration

·         Describe how internet search engines find and store data; use search engines effectively; discerning in evaluating digital content; respect individuals and intellectual property; use technology responsibly, securely and safely

·         Select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices to accomplish given goals



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 kit is in school every week.