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Welcome to Year 5


This web page will be updated with useful information and photographs of the fantastic work we have done in class and at home, so please check it regularly.


In Year 5, the children will need to be wearing their P.E. kits on Mondays and Thursdays.

Autumn Term 2

Power and Glory


In Literacy, we will be reading the story of Macbeth. We will be using Talk for Writing to learn part of 'Macbeth' so we can write our own version. We will identify new vocabulary and phrases from the story and identify adverbials that link ideas across paragraphs. In reading, we will be focusing on sequencing events, retrieving information and making inferences around characters'.

Towards the end of half term, we will be focusing on playscripts linked to Macbeth.



In Maths, we will be continuing with multiplication and division and using our knowledge of these concepts to solve word problems. Towards the end of half term, we will be focusing on the concept of statistics, more specifically, graphs.

In Art, we will focus on images of the witches from Macbeth. First we will be sketching using different techniques and shadows to formulate a drawing. Moving on from this, we will be looking at size and the proportion of characters and using these to create a digital art final piece on Purple Mash.

In R.E we will be answering the questions 'Where can we find guidance about how to live our lives?' and 'Why is it sometimes difficult to do the right thing?'. We will be exploring Christian beliefs and teachings about sin and temptation and introduce core Christian concepts such as The Fall, Original Sin, Free Will, forgiveness and reconciliation. 

In PSHCE, we will be focusing on the unit around 'Being safe. Children will understand how to keep safe and who they could speak to if they feel un-safe. 


In Gymnastics, we will create partner balances using matched and mirrored shapes. Perform counter and tension balances, creating sequences with our partners. We will perform sequences and develop them onto apparatus.

Whole class performance 5B: Sequences incorporating equipment.

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In Net and Wall (Badminton), we will demonstrate a forehand and backhand shot with consistency. We will direct a shuttlecock to partners to perform rallies. We will also demonstrate simple tactics and incorporate points in a game situation.

Click here to see our amazing P.E work!

In Geography, we are going to be learning about South America. Our focus will be locating major countries and cities within South America. This work will introduce using an 8 point compass. We will also be describing physical and human characteristics of a region in South America. 

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