Year 5

longterm-year5Year 5 Summer Term 2 2017

Year Group Staff List:

Mrs. Twumasi, Miss Rayner       (Hawk Class)
Miss. Hedwig 
(Eagle Class)
Mrs Playforth, Miss Shah –
(Support Staff)

Miss Rogers,  Mrs Hartup and Mr Ciamani

A note from the team:

We hope this curriculum information is beneficial to you. We value working with parents to support your child and welcome any help you can provide. If you can assist us in any way, your help would be greatly appreciated.

Maths homework will be given out on a Friday and is due on a Wednesday.

Spelling homework is given out on a Friday and is due on a Thursday. This will also be when the children are tested each week.

There is also an expectation that children read every day. Children need to read at least 5 times a week in order to win a RED award.

The Value we will be focusing on in June is Fairness and in July will be Tolerance

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the office to make an appointment to speak to your child’s class teacher.

From the Year Five team.


In June our value is fairness. We will be looking at why fairness is important and how to treat others fairly irrespective of any differences and without discrimination. Our value in July is tolerance.


  • HousePlease ensure that your child wears the correct school uniform each day and that all clothes and belongings are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
  • Make a comment in your child’s reading record each time you read with them at home.
  • Ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school all week, containing; t-shirt, shorts and trainers.


Education BoyNumeracy
We are following the Primary Curriculum for Numeracy and emphasis is placed on developing the link between mental and written strategies in multiplication and division, identifying factors and multiples, finding factor pairs, fractions and decimals and relating them to percentages and problem solving. Children will solve area and perimeter problems and investigate cube numbers. The children will be set regular homework every week.

The children will have an hour of literacy teaching every day, where the focus will be on developing reading and writing skills. This half term we are studying the story ‘Alien Abduction’. The children will be learning the story orally, analysing the language used by the author and writing our own interpretations of it. They will have an opportunity to develop discussion and debating skills around aliens. We will also be looking at the story ‘George’s Secret Key to the Universe’. The children will be analysing the text and answering comprehension questions based on it.

In our ICT lessons this half term we will be using the internet as a research tool, to learn about significant planets in our solar system. We will also be using ICT to present our information in a power point presentation and creating a class book about planets.

In Science lessons this half term our topic is Space and the solar system. We will look at how the Earth rotates and the effects this has on the planet. Such as exploring sunrise and sunset. Throughout their Science work the children will be developing their skills of observation, measuring and recording.

This term the topic will be based on the Science topic, Space. Children will have an opportunity to visit the National Space Centre in Leicester to experience what space life is like.

Outdoor P.E
Outdoor P.E. will be focusing on athletics on a Monday; while indoor will either be swimming on a Wednesday or Indoor on Thursday. Please make sure your child has suitable kit for varying weather conditions, and suitable footwear to play on the school field.

Indoor P.E
Indoor P.E will be on Wednesday for Eagle class and swimming lessons will replace Hawk class’ indoor session this half term.
This half term we will be learning volleyball. Children will learn the different ways to serve and hit back the volleyball ball. They will practice passing between themselves and then playing matches.

Our theme is Changes. We will be looking at changes along the journey of life including how to deal with both positive and negative changes.

The children will continue to be taught how to play the p-bone by Luton Music Service, with the incentive of playing a concert later in the term.

In RE lessons we will be looking at Diversity in the community. Children will be learning about how to treat each other’s faiths and beliefs respectfully.

The children will be encouraged to use spoken French in context and will begin to do this through learning topics covered in year 5.

Art and Design
In Design Technology the children will be designing moon buggies. The children will look at a well-known buggy; studying what is needed for a successful buggy, the purposes of different buggies, what is required to make a good moon buggy and how to improve it.