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Welcome to the Year 5 page.
Our teacher is Mr Clark.

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Autumn 1 – Amazing Americas
Whole School Topic – Wellbeing: Health

This half term our class topic is Amazing Americas, while our whole school topic is focusing on Wellbeing. As part of this, Year 5 will be thinking specifically about health. As part of our class topic, we will be focusing on North and South America!


This half term we are focusing on the story ‘The Promise’ by Nicola Davies. Children will be developing a wider range of punctuation and continuing to enhance their vocabulary and sentence structure.

At home, please read a wide range of texts to widen vocabulary to use in our writing at school. Please listen to your child read 5 times per week.


This half term we will be developing our understanding of place value, negative numbers and rounding. We will be learning a range of mental strategies to add and subtract numbers, as well as using these skills to solve a range of number problems.

At home, please ensure you practise times tables weekly and use TT Rockstars regularly.


Our topic this term is ‘Forces’. We will be learning all about gravity, identifying the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction. We will also be recognising some mechanisms such as levers, pulleys and gears.

We have been measuring mass using forcemeters and scales. This has helped us improve our skills with using equipment and also in reading scales!


As part of our ‘Amazing Americas’ topic, we will be focusing on South America. We will be learning new geographical vocabulary, key features of the continent and comparing Lima, Peru with Ashbourne!

We have been working on our research skills in order to compare Lima in Peru with Ashbourne.


In Art, we will be focusing on drawing self-portraits, using the artist Frida Kahlo to inspire us! We will be developing oil pastel skills, drawing in proportion and developing different sketching techniques.

Design and Technology

During this half term, children will dedicate a whole week to DT. They will design , create and evaluate a project linked to our Science topic on ‘Forces’. Remember to check back for photos!


PE will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. We will be focusing on Netball and Football this half term and developing skills within each sport. We will be learning attacking and defending skills.

Here we are working on our passing and moving skills.


As part of our whole-school topic we will be developing our understanding of ‘Health’. We will be planning and preparing a range of healthy meals, as well as discussing healthy friendships.

This half term we enjoyed a great outdoor learning session, focused on our Wellbeing topic. We thought about health, and also worked together as a team to develop healthy friendships.