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Year 5


Welcome to the second half term in Year 5!  This half term our big question will be ‘

Were the Anglo-Saxons really smashing?’

This half term we will thinking about why we hold Remembrance Day. The children will take part in a workshop with General Haig to learn about what life was like for the soldiers during the war.

Other dates for your diary include:

6th November: WW1 day

12th November: First Aid training workshop for children

14th November: trip to Oldham Coliseum – Pantomime

15th November: KS2 disco 3pm-4.30pm

16th November: Children in Need non-uniform day

5th December (am): Christmas decoration workshop

11th December: Christmas dinner

12th December: Christmas Fair


Literacy: We will be writing explanation texts based on our research and learning about our big question.  Using the jabberwocky poem we will develop our inference skills and use this poem as a basis to write our own stories.

Maths: We will be learning about factors, multiples, multiplication and division and prime numbers.  We will also be looking at fractions of shapes and quantities and equivalent fractions.  In statistics we will learn about how information is organised and interpreted in tables and graphs.

Topic: We will be learning about the Anglo-saxons – who they were, where they came from and how they have influenced our life today.

Science: Our topic this half term is solids, liquids and gases.  We will understand how these are different and compare and explain some reversible changes.  We will develop our scientific skills when planning investigations

ICT: we will be looking at how information is organised into spreadsheets.  We will learn how to input data and how to search spreadsheets to answer questions.

R.E and Pshe and Citizenship:  We will discuss different religious texts and learn about how the messages from these texts is similar or unique.  In Pshe we will discuss how different situations affect our emotions and who to stay safe within a variety of relationships.

We look forward to seeing all the wonderful learning from the children this half term.

Mrs Clews, Mrs Meredith and Miss Ashton









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