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Welcome to Year 5 Learning

Key information for children, parents and carers

Year 5 Curriculum Map

Year 5 Spellings Homework




Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.


Big Talk

Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.



Spelling words are posted on this page each week for all groups. They are tested every week.


Physical Education

Your class PE day is every Wednesday. Please remember your full Physical Education kit on this day.



Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.



Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only (not biro).

Mathletics at Montpelier Primary School

New Mathematics Vocabulary for Year 5

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Year 5 Curriculum Map


Building Learning Power:

Our learning muscles will be stretched this term as we focus on Making Links across the curriculum. We will be Empathising with other points of view to help us understand different experiences. In addition, we will be Questioning other cultures different to our own, in order widen our understanding of the world.

Be a Questioning Queen Bee

Be a Questioning Queen Bee

Be a Making Links Lion

Be a Making Links Lion

Be an Empathetic Elephant

Be an Empathetic Elephant

In English, we will be comparing the traditional children’s story ’The Hobbit’ with a modern day interpretation of it. This will allow the children to explore a variety of techniques used by authors and the effect they have on the reader. From this, we will be writing our own build up to a dramatic scene from the story.

After this, we will be asking questions and using our inference skills to explore ‘Tuesday’ by David Wiesner. What will your police report state?


We will continue to build and practise our mental maths skills for multiplication and division facts. In addition to this, we will be reading and writing coordinates.

The children will link this to their previous topic on shape and understand how to plot specific co-ordinates to create certain polygons and also recognise where co-ordinates of shapes will be after translation and reflection.


We will be expanding our knowledge of the Solar System.

Why does the Moon’s appearance change during the month? Using observation and our understanding of the movement of celestial bodies in space, we will come to understand why we sometimes see a full moon and other nights, a crescent moon.

In addition to this, we will examine the question of ‘What is a star?’


‘We are web developers’.

The children will look at html coding in order to manipulate basic website construction. They will develop a grasp of basic code before using this to create their own website design.


In History we will be trying to answer the question, ‘How did the Anglo-Saxon invasion change Britain at the time, and were these lasting effects?’. We will be looking at their influence on the lifestyle, culture and religious beliefs of the people of Britain.


We will begin to understand musical notation when listening to composers. We will also be imagining iguanas when it comes to using graphic scores to create our own musical compositions based around our Science topic on the solar system.

Art & Design Technology

Our art topic will be ‘Still life’.

Children will produce drawings from their own compositions, using a variety of medium. They will pay attention to detail and be encouraged to evaluate how they can improve their observational drawings.

Religious Education

We will understand that people make special journeys to places of significance. Our focus will be on the holy sites visited by Muslims, Christians and Buddhists.


We will continue to use maps during our discussions on important pilgrimages.

Year 5 will also be mapping out the journey we will be taking to the Isle of Wight.

Physical Education

This half term, the children will be developing their skills in cricket (striking and fielding); tennis (net and wall games) and gymnastics.


The planets!

In French, Year 5 will be listening to French songs to help them notice patterns in language. They will also be using phrases to describe the position of the planets in relation to Earth.


Assemblies this term will focus on Identity and Safety. We will discuss personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these. Children will be also informed of strategies on how to keep safe in different settings.


This term children will be learning what is meant by charity, fundraising, celebrating differences and how to stay safe online. The children will also learn to challenge gender stereotypes. Additionally, the children will be looking at how to stay safe when cycling.


In building up to the Isle of Wight, we will be placing an increased focus on the children developing their collaborative skills. We will be working on these skills in a variety of problem solving tasks throughout the half-term.

Global Citizenship

We will be writing letters to the school we’ll be visiting on the Isle of Wight and asking them questions about life on the Island. This will help them make links between their own school lives and others in the UK.

Mr Murphy

Ms Yarrall

Mr Pagaduan

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