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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


5 Craufurd – Mrs Wellings

5 Field – Mrs Smith

with support from Mrs Graham

Essential information:

PE -  PE kit should be worn each Monday and Wednesday. Please see the school uniform policy for details. Long hair must be tied back and earrings removed.

Swimming - on Wednesday, wear your PE kit to school and bring a named bag with your swimming kit.

Water bottles - please bring fresh water from home each day.

Our topic this half term is:


During this topic, our primary focus will be based around the theme of sustainability. We will be looking at the geology of the UK compared to other parts of the world and considering the availability of fossil fuels. We will consider the impact of using fossil fuels compared to using renewable energy sources.


In Science, we will be completing the unit, 'Changing Materials'.


In RE, we will be asking the questions, 'Why is Eid important to Muslims?' and 'How is religion portrayed in the news?' We will be learning about Ramadan as the lead up to Eid, which this year began in the evening of 1st April and will end in the evening of 1st May. We will be looking out for news coverage to allow us to debate the media coverage of this important event.




In Maths this half term, Year 5 will cover:

  • Number: Decimals and Percentages
  • Number: Decimals


In English this half term, Year 5 will cover:

  • A selection of writing genres based on a topic-related text

Please continue with the following:

    • Reading. Enjoy a book or research our topic. Look through the 'My Reading Record' book for ideas about how to share your reading.
    • Practise your times tables. TTRock Stars is great for this.
    • Writing: You might like to write a diary, send a postcard, make up a quiz to test your family or friends, write a story or copy from a book to work on your handwriting.
    • Revise the Year 3/4 Common Exception Words and begin learning the Year 5/6 Common Exception words. These can be found at the front of the children's 'My Reading Record' book.
    • Remember that you can access Ed Shed, TTRockStars, Mathletics and Rising Stars Reading Planet from home.

Suggested Additional Activities:           

  • EARTH DAY is 22nd April this year. Visit the website and try out a few ideas. such as: build an insect hotel, build a cardboard tube bird feeder, watch a documentary about the Earth, take a walk and discover native plants, plant something in your garden.
  • Research how different fossil fuels were formed.
  • Research 'Urban Greening'. Make some notes and use them to create a piece of work, such as a non-chronological report, a persuasive letter or a speech.
  • Can you spot solar panels in your local area?
  • Find out how a wind farm is built - what patterns would you see from above? Where are wind farms located and why? How does a wind turbine generate electricity?
  • Get creative! Could you come up with a 'Cracking Contraption' for using other weather types to generate electricity?
  • Watch the Disney film 'Moana'. What does this tell you about how we should use natural resources carefully.
  • Read the book 'Greta's Story'.
  • Look at how you recycle at home - could you make any improvements? Suggest any ideas to your family and encourage a change.
  • Visit a farm or a farmers market.
  • Visit the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham.
  • Visit the Birmingham and Black Country Eco Park in Birmingham



Use these links for further information and ideas


Rye Market – zero waste shop



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