Welcome to Year 5

Our Learning

Welcome back after the Easter break.


We begin the summer term with our new topic, ‘From the city to the sea.’ We will be looking at how Leeds developed during the Victorian period and compare our vibrant city with the coastal town of Filey. On the afternoon of Wednesday 4 May, we will be taking a walking visit to Yorkshire Water Educational Centre in Headingley and will have another educational visit linked to our topic towards the end of the summer term.


In science, we will be focussing on life cycles with living things and their habitats, before thinking about human changes as they develop from newborn to old age.


In maths we will continue with our focus on Maths Passports to ensure that the children develop their foundation maths knowledge. Helping your child to practise their particular targets at home will really help their maths work in school.

Between now and the end of the year we will be covering fractions then decimals in the early part of the term, then moving to properties of shape, position and direction before finishing with measuring and converting units. Relating our maths to real life is an ongoing focus as we encourage the children to understand that maths is out there in everyday life.


In English, we will be exploring the key aspects of a range of writing genres. Such as poetry, explanation texts, persuasive writing and debate and discussion. We will be making links with our new topic and will be reading, The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson, our new class novel this term.

Great presentation and accurate spelling will be coming through as we regularly emphasise taking a pride in your work and cover a number of key spelling rules. We are now on the final batch of the Year5/6 100 key word list we are covering throughout this year. Work at school with additional work at home will greatly help.


In R.E we will be thinking about what Christians believe about the old and new covenants. Year 5 will also continue to develop their French language skills each week as they continue to build on the vocabulary developed so far.

With the usual variety of other school events added to the mix as the summer sun arrives, we are all looking forward to a busy and productive term.


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