Year 5

Year 5 Autumn 2 Term

We would like to take the opportunity to welcome you back to the second half of the autumn term in Year 5. We hope everyone had an enjoyable half-term break. We hope that you are as eager to be back in the swing of things as we are. We had a brilliant first half term and are really impressed with how well the children have settled into year 5!


This half term, in English, the children will be exploring play scripts linked to our history topic (The Ancient Greeks). They will also be developing their persuasive writing skills in relation to advertising. In maths, the children will be learning to read, interpret and present data in statistics, and then they will go on to learning to solve multiplication and division problems. The children will continue to be taught through our maths mastery programme which combines NCETM (National Curriculum for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) and White Rose materials.

Our history topic this half term is ‘The Ancient Greeks’. Year 5 will be going back in time on Monday 12th December 2022 for the entire day! We will be running an Ancient Greek workshop in school for a fun filled day of activities that will allow the children to immerse themselves in what life was like for the Ancient Greeks. The children will be required to dress up for the occasion in Ancient Greek attire!

This half term, as part of D&T, the children will be taking part in cooking and nutrition lessons. They will be making tabbouleh salad and herby filo triangles linked to Greece. In terms of science, we will be continuing with ‘Properties and changes of materials’. Our R.E. topic will continue to be Christianity with a focus on ‘What does it mean to belong to a religion?’ In computing, we will be looking at online safety and video creating and editing.


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.


As part of the P.E. curriculum in Year 5, swimming will continue this half term. In addition, the children will have a P.E. lesson in school on Thursday afternoons. This half term the children will be doing football (outdoors). Please note that P.E. timings are subject to change, so it is important that children bring their P.E. kits to school on a Monday and take them home on a Friday. For hygiene reasons, it is essential that children change into a P.E. kit and do not just come to school in it. It is expected that children have a P.E. kit in school for the week containing appropriate clothing and suitable footwear for outdoor lessons. 

Children who are not swimming or taking part in P.E. for health reasons, require a note to this effect.

Attached to this letter you will find an example timetable for each Year 5 class; however, this is subject to change.


Homework will now be set on a Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. We will still be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for maths homework. The children will receive spellings each week which they will be tested on the following week. In addition, the children will also have a written or alternative task linked to what they have been learning about during the week. As there is an expectation that all children in Year 5 are secure recalling of all their times table and division facts up to 12 x 12, we are encouraging the children to practise daily.

Upcoming events and diary dates

11th November 2022– Czech Republic class assembly (9.15am)

18th November 2022 – Portugal class assembly (9.15am)

25th November 2022 – Iceland class assembly (9.15am)

29th November 2022 – Trip to Lille

12th December 2022 – Ancient Greek workshop

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