Year 5


This half term, in English, the children will be writing their own mystery stories, continuing to be inspired by the novel ‘High Rise Mystery’ by Sharna Jackson. Later on in the half term, they will be writing biographies and autobiographies linked to our science topic (Earth and space). In maths, the children will learn to develop their understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages. This will include:  reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers with up to three decimal places; reading and writing decimal numbers as fractions; adding and subtracting decimals; rounding decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number; and recognising mixed numbers and improper fractions – converting from one form to the other.

Our history topic this half term is ‘The Viking and Anglo Saxon struggle for Britain’. We will look at exploring questions such as: ‘How did the Vikings change England?’ As part of our art unit, the children will be making dragon eyes using clay.

Our science lessons will be physics based where the children will be learning about Earth and space. They will learn to describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system. The children will also be able to describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as

approximately spherical bodies. They will use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night. The children will develop their understanding about the Earth’s orbit around the Sun as well as the orbit of the moon around the Earth.

Our R.E. topic will continue to look at Christianity with a focus on ‘How can we learn from the teachings of Jesus?’ In computing, we will be looking at the risks involved in providing private and personal information. We will then develop our coding skills using Scratch.


It is important that children continue to develop their reading skills throughout the year and we would appreciate your support in encouraging them to read for at least 15 minutes each day at home, and signing their reading record at least once a week. Please support your child in remembering to bring it to school every day with their reading book.


Now that our swimming lessons have finished, PE lessons will be on the following days:

Class outdoor indoor
Czech Republic Monday Friday
Iceland Thursday Tuesday
Portugal Tuesday Thursday


Children will have the opportunity to develop various skills through the units of Dance and OAA (Outdoor Adventurous Activities). In this new unit of work, children will be taught to take part in challenges – both in a team and individually – working on their negotiation and co-operation skills.

Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on the days that they have PE.


Homework is set on a Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. We will continue to use Google Classroom to set homework. The children will have a range of activities to complete including activities set on Mathletics, weekly spellings and a piece of work related to an area of our curriculum. As there is an expectation that all children in Year 5 are secure in recalling of all their times table and division facts up to 12 x 12, we are encouraging daily practise. If your child needs access to laptops or extra assistance with their homework, please speak to your child’s class teacher about homework club every Monday after school. We are always grateful for your help in supporting your child with their learning at home.

Upcoming events and diary dates

4th March – World Book Day ( information already sent in a separate letter – don’t forget your costumes!)

W/B Monday 6th March – Neurodiversity Week

W/B Monday 13th March – STEM Week

Friday 17th March – Portugal class assembly (9.15am)

Friday 24th March – Iceland class assembly (9.15am)

Thursday 30th March – Easter Egg Competition (more information to follow)

Wednesday 29th March and Thursday 30th March – Parents’ evening (more information to follow)

Friday 31st March – Last day of term

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Phone: 020 8348 0290

Address: Rokesly Avenue, London, N8 8NH

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