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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


5Craufurd – Mrs Roberts

5 Field – Miss Law


Along with Mrs McVeigh and Mrs Perks


Spring 2


Important dates this half term


  • Thursday 7th March - World Book Day

  • Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th March - Parents Evening

  • Friday 15th March - St Patrick Celebration

  • Monday 25th March - Music Concert

  • Friday 12th April - St George Celebration


    Our topic this half term is: Made in China




We will be taking a trip around the world to China to encompass cross-curricular learning of geography, history, culture, food and clothing.

We will also be looking at Chinese schools and form comparisons to Oldswinford!

To finish our topic, at the end of half term, we will be having a craft week, including watching the film ‘Mulan’.



Our Talk 4 Writing module this half term will be exploring the different uses of persuasive writing, particularly advertisements, letters and debates. We will be tuning into the text 'Stormbreaker' and identifying some of the multifunctioning gadgets that might be useful for a spy! In addition, we will be designing and creating our very own gadget to advertise to a secret agent!

Alongside this, we will be teaching key spelling and grammar rules and conventions central to the teaching of writing in Year 5. Children will also be given a set of spellings to learn every week and will be tested on a Monday.



This half term we will be working on fractions, decimal numbers and percentages, as well as calculation work, problem solving and reasoning.

Throughout our topic work we will also be looking at the Chinese number system!
Children are encouraged to revise their table facts at home.


Mathletics homework will be set every Friday, related to the work we have been doing in class that week! Mathletics passwords were given out at the beginning of the year. If any children are missing their details, please come and see Miss Law for a replacement password card.



Our PE days will be on a Tuesday and a Thursday and children should always have their PE kit in school on these days.




Doing some extra work at home can really help with our work in class.

Try to read every day at home. If your child is good at reading independently, you can ask them for a summary of the plot on the days you don’t hear them read. Talk about what you have read and have a competition to guess what might happen next. It is fine to work as a team - it can be fun to read a sentence or page each if it is a challenging book that they are desperate to read.

Optional tasks:



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