Year 5

Year 5 Learning Challenges – 2017-18

  • World War I and II (Focus on how Hitler came to power and Britain's role as a country)
  • Space (Where in the Universe are we?)
  • Who were the Ancient Egyptians?
  • Where on Earth are Rainforests?
  • Do all animals start life as an egg?

Our R.E focus units will cover- Hinduism Sikhism Islam.

Autumn Term English coverage: Celebration of the centenary of Roald Dahl; Adventure & Mystery; Poetry

Autumn Term Maths coverage: Place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication, division and statistics.

Autumn Term Learning Challenge coverage: We will be looking at the causes of WW2 and how the Nazis came to power and the effect this had on Jews. We will be exploring narratives from both a soldier’s point of view and the works of Anne Frank. We aim at the end of our project to produce some poignant artwork showcasing what we have learnt over the Learning Challenge.

Y5 Homework arrangements

Homework for both Maths and English will be set weekly and can include a range of activities. Homework will be given out on a Wednesday and should be returned on the following Wednesday, unless otherwise stated. Weekly spellings will be sent home on a Tuesday and will be tested on the following Tuesday. Some time will be allocated during school hours for further practise but it is really important that pupils work on these at home, especially if they are finding them tricky. It is expected that pupils read every evening, for a minimum of 15 minutes. Children receive Dojo points for every entry in their reading record book. We check these on a Monday, so please ensure they are brought into school every week.


Both classes will be swimming at the new Thorncliffe Health and Leisure Centre on Tuesday afternoons throughout the year.

Ms Fox will also be joining the classes for these sessions.