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Year 5


Teacher : Mr Tipton

TA: Mrs Phillips 

Welcome to Year 5 


Welcome to the Spring term! I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break and that you are ready to move on with your learning in this important term. We will be starting a new topic, The Ancient Greeks, and starting a new unit in Science. Additionally, we will be running a Mini Police course for the children, where two local PCSOs will visit, and talk to the children about local issues and how to stay safe, and we are hoping that our postponed Dragon’s Apprentice challenge will take place.


We will be continuing our work on sentence and text structure, and improving our punctuation. We will be looking at the reading of, identifying features of and the writing of non-fiction texts, as well as story writing, in particular, writing our own Greek myths.


In Maths we will progress our work through the new Maths Essentials by Hertfordshire for Learning, covering rounding and estimating, formal written methods of calculating, and fractions.


We will be starting a new unit in Science; Properties and Changes of Materials.

Other subjects

In Topic our focus for this term is Ancient Greece. We will be learning about the history, buildings, cultural traditions, beliefs and much more. The children will have opportunities to test their creativity by creating Ancient Greek pots (amphora).


Homework will be handed out every Thursday or Friday, and will usually consist of two areas of learning from that week.  This will help to consolidate children’s knowledge and understanding. Homework is to be handed in on Tuesday and children will also have a spelling test on Fridays.


Swimming has now finished, and PE will replace it on Fridays. Coach Graham will continue to work with Year 5, but on a Wednesday instead of Thursday. Please make sure your child has a full PE kit in school for the week.


Thank you

Mr Tipton



Year 5 Spring Timetable 2019


Year 5 Spring 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.