Year 5

Manchester and its Mills 


We will be reading a number of non-fiction and fiction books about Victorian Britain.  We will continue to develop our descriptive writing and start reading a new class novel - HOLES by Louis Sachar. It is an interesting story about friendship, consequences and choices. 

 We will be using our Talk for Writing structures to help us construct a descriptive story, where the main character is a Victorian child.


Monday - Grammar/Reading comprehension  (to be submitted by Wednesday).

Wednesday – Maths (to be submitted by Friday).

Friday – Writing / Reading Activity (to be submitted by Monday).  


This half term we will be using our inspire Maths to multiply an divide by 10, 100 and 1000.  We will learn about the prime numbers, factors and multiples, square and cube numbers.  We will also learn to measure and calculate perimeter and area of rectangles and other shapes. 

We are aiming to continue to  tackle some complex puzzles and problems!



Extra Practise!

TT Rockstars

It would be fantastic if all children could regularly play educational games online. Here are some great sites to try:

BBC Science Challenges

BBC Grammar Challenges

BBC Maths Challenges


Grammar Skill Games

Top Marks Maths Games

ICT Games

Even more games!



In science we will be learning about Properties and changes of materials. 

We will be carrying out lots of investigative work this half term in order to learn about: dissolving, magnetism, conductivity and irreversible changes! We will be putting our fair test skills to work to ensure that the results we gain in our practical work are reliable and true! 


In theme we will be learning all about Victorian Britain, Industrial revolution and the manufacture of cotton in the Manchester area.

Our focus in RE this half term will be exploring what MAtthew and Luke wrote about the birth of Jesus.

As part of PSHE we will be thinking about 'What if children ruled the world?' This  theme will allow us to think about rules, rights and responsibilities in life, about our values and relationships with others. 


 Learning Logs

Your child received a 'learning log'  just before the holidays.  The tasks in the 'learning log' are due to be completed in time for the new theme so that your children come into school ready to delve into a new theme with a good basic knowledge already! 



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