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Year 5


Teacher : Mr Tipton

TA: Mrs Cato

News from Year 5 


Welcome to the Summer term! The year seems to have flown by, as we now enter our final term of Year 5. I hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter break and feel rested and ready for a strong finish to the academic year, in readiness for Year 6 and beyond.


We will be giving English a roaring start, by looking at the book Beowulf, which closely links to our history topic for the term. We will explore the characters, setting and plot of the story, which should prove to be an exciting read for all.


We will be continuing our on the Herts for Learning scheme, initially finishing off our work on fractions. Then, moving on to percentages, area and volume, 2D and 3D shapes, and perimeter.


We have a lot to cover in Science this term. We will start by looking at Forces, and then move on to the very exciting topic of Earth and Space.

Other subjects

Our topic for this term continues our work on history, this time focusing upon the Anglo-Saxons in Britain. We will investigate who they were and where they came from, why they settled here, their culture and religion, their legacy, and their struggles with invaders.


Homework will be issued once a week, usually comprising of some revision of our work in maths and of an aspect of written English. It will be handed out on either a Thursday or Friday, and is due in the following Tuesday. Home reading should continue to be recorded in your reading records, with an expectation of a minimum of three  home readings recorded.


Children should have their PE kits in school for the week. PE days are expected to be Tuesday with Game On, and Thursday with a sporting game being practised.


As always, I am free before and after school if there is anyone you should wish to discuss.

Wishing us all a successful term

Mr Tipton


Year 5 Summer Timetable 2018

Year 5 Summer Overview

Year 5 Yearly Overview

In Year 5 we learn to:







  • Summarise main points of an argument or discussion within their reading and make up own mind about issue/s.
  • Compare between two texts
  • Appreciate that people use bias in persuasive writing.
  • Appreciate how two people may have a different view on the same event.
  • Draw inferences and justify with evidence from the text.
  • Vary voice for direct or indirect speech.
  • Recognise clauses within sentences.
  • Explain how and why a writer has used clauses to add information to a sentence.
  • Use more than one source when carrying out research.
  • Create a set of notes to summarise what has been read.
  • Our reading scheme is Bug club from Pearson






  • Add phrases to make sentences more precise and detailed.
  • Use range of sentence openers – judging the impact or effect needed.
  • Begin to adapt sentence structure to text type.
  • Use pronouns to avoid repetition.
  • Indicate degrees of possibility using adverbs (e.g. perhaps, surely) or modal verbs (e.g. might, should, will).
  • Use the following to indicate parenthesis:
  • o   brackets

    o dashes

    o   comma

  • Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.
  • Link clauses in sentences using a range of subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.
  • Use verb phrases to create subtle differences (e.g. she began to run).
  • Consistently organize into paragraphs.
  • Link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time (e.g. later), place (e.g. nearby) and number (e.g. secondly).
  • Write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed.







  • Count forwards and backward with positive and negative numbers through zero.
  • Count forwards/backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000.
  • Compare and order numbers up to 1,000,000.
  • Compare and order numbers with 3 decimal places.
  • Read Roman numerals to 1,000.
  • Identify all multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs.
  • Use known tables to derive other number facts.
  • Recall prime numbers up to 19.
  • Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers.
  • Recognise place value of any number up to 1,000,000.
  • Round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 or 100,000.
  • Round decimals with 2 decimal places to nearest whole number and 1 decimal place.
  • Add and subtract numbers with more than 4-digits using formal written method.
  • Use rounding to check answers.
  • Multiply  4-digits by 1-digit/ 2-digit
  • Divide up to 4-digits by 1-digit
  • Multiply & divide whole numbers & decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000
  • Recognise and use thousandths.
  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one to another.
  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers.
  • Identify and write equivalent fractions.
  • Solve time problems using timetables and converting between different units of time.