Year 5

Year 5 Curriculum Letter – Summer 2 Term

Dear parents and carers,

We would like to welcome you back to the second half of the summer term. We hope you all had a restful half term. We cannot believe that we are into our final half term already!


This half term, as part of English, the children will be continuing their skills writing their own suspense stories. They will then be looking at writing adventure stories. At the end of the term, the children will be developing their poetry writing skills. In maths, the children will be exploring fractions, decimals and percentages. They will then be developing their knowledge of geometry (identifying 3D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations; exploring acute, obtuse and reflex angles; using the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and finding missing lengths and angles; distinguishing between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles; and identifying, describing and representing the position of a shape following a reflection or translation).

This half term, as part of our geography topic, the children will be learning about the UK. We will be exploring the question: How is our country’s landscape changing? In art lessons, the children will be using watercolours to create landscape paintings linked to landscapes in the UK. In science, the topic of ‘Living things and their habitats’ will be explored further. The children will then learn about ‘Animals including humans’. Our R.E. topic for this half term will continue to be focused on Islam and Christianity, with a focus on ‘Why do religious books and teachings matter?’. In computing, we will be looking at ‘How can I help myself and others be positive and have fun while playing online games?’. We will then be developing our Scratch skills further by exploring variables in games. We will also be teaching RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) towards the end of the term.


It is important that children continue to develop their reading skills throughout the rest of 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.


This half term, the children will have the opportunity to develop various skills through the units of cricket and circuits. The children should make sure that they have a suitable change of clothes and appropriate footwear for each P.E. lesson (both indoor and outdoor). Please ensure PE kits are in school at the beginning of every week and kept in school. The children will take their kits home on Fridays to be washed. For hygiene reasons, it is essential that children change into a P.E. kit and do not just come to school in it.


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 all of 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.

Important dates:

Saturday 11th June – Summer Fair

Thursday 30th June – Year 5/6 Sports Day (more information to follow

Friday 1st July – Year 5 trip to Alexandra Palace (more information to follow)

Thursday 14th July – Parents’ evening

Thursday 21st July – Last day of term

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours faithfully,

The Year 5 Team

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