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Eagles & Hawks (Year 5)

Teachers: Mrs Taylor, Mrs Baker and Mr Giles

Teaching Assistant: Miss Jones and Mr Harris

Autumn Term 2022

This term we'll be starting off by learning all about Space. Our science focus will see us learning about the solar system, including planets, stars and constellations. We'll be researching questions such as, 'what makes planets spherical?' and 'what is life like on other planets?' We will be considering different lines of enquiry, including observation, investigation over time and the use of sources to find information.


In English, we'll be writing non-chronological reports about planets and pupils will write a detailed double page spread about a planet of their choosing in the style of our key text 'Professor Astrocat's Frontiers of Space'. We'll learn about using a formal tone, choosing technical vocabulary and organising our writing in order to do this well.


In maths, we'll be consolidating our knowledge of place value and number facts and will be developing skills in rounding, using decimals and reading and writing numbers to five-digits. We'll then move onto developing mental strategies for addition and subtraction, before developing confidence with using written methods in different contexts.


Our weekly newsletters and children's knowledge organisers can be found on the website and on Google Classroom each week. This provide additional detail about our curriculum each week, as well as events within school.



Year 5 - Covid-19 absence initial 2 day learning pack



For Maths, we would ask you to go to the White Rose website, click on Year 5 home learning and choose work based around factors, multiples and prime numbers. Please ensure you secure these key terms mean.

Practice of multiplying by 10, 100 and 1,000 will be key to recover these key facts for mental and written strategies.



There are a range of creative writing tasks from Pobble about ‘The Feathered Hunter’ – choose one to have a go at!



Below are the Year 5 and 6 spelling lists, along with spelling strategies you could use to practise them. The booklet below also has a range of activities to apply these Year 5 / 6 spelling words.


Click the links below to access Times Tables Rock Stars or SpellingFrame. 


School Motto

‘Enriching Lives Every Day’

Mission Statement

For in Him you have been enriched in every way, with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge. – 1 Corinthians 1-5 is the basis of our Christian Values of: Excellence; Nurture; Respect; Integrity; Compassion; Hope (ENRICH)

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