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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 5

Autumn Term

Welcome to year 5! I hope the children are enjoying year 5 so far! I am very fortunate to teach your amazing children once more and I know it is going to be a fantastic year full of great activities.

This term in Maths we will be  

  • Reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to 1 000 000 and determine the value of each digit.
  • Rounding any number to 1 000 000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000.
  • Counting forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1 000 000.
  •  Interpreting negative numbers in context, counting forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers including through zero.
  •  Reading roman numerals and recognizing years written in roman numerals.
  •  Adding and subtracting whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods.  Adding and subtracting numbers mentally with increasingly larger numbers. 

In English the children will be writing a wide variety of genres applying new grammatical skills as well as new vocabulary. We will start the term with an epic story, “Beowulf”, which the children familiarized themselves with at the end of last term. This story is written in Anglo-Saxon times therefore it links with our first history topic. The children showed a great amount of interest last term during transition week, consequently I have decided to keep working on this in greater depth. We will also be studying the Vikings. To support this topic we will be reading “Arthur and the Golden Rope” and “Viking boy”. Once more the children will enrich their vocabulary through reading new books and they will have many opportunities to apply it in their writing.

In Science we will learn about forces. We will look at how unsupported objects fall towards the earth because of the force of gravity. Children will identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, which act between moving surfaces. They will be able to recognize that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

Year 5 are very fortunate again to be having art every Monday afternoon, delivered by Mrs Robinson. They are going to start the term making Anglo-Saxon masks. Brass lessons will be delivered this term too every Thursday. Children have already chosen which instrument they want to play...I hope you enjoy them practising at home!

The children are loving Spanish! This term term they will learn to talk a little bit more about themselves and their family and friends. Children will learn the name of foods in Spanish, how to express likes and dislikes and how to order in a restaurant. 

Don't forget you can follow the school on Twitter where you can see what happens in school on a day-to-day basis-search @willastonCE. 

Reading diaries will be monitored on Fridays. Homework will go out every Friday and it needs to be in the following Tuesday. 

Drop in sessions continue to be on every Monday straight after school. Alternatively, you are welcomed to contact the school to make a more convenient appointment. 

Miss Garcia



Please come back soon!


Autumn Newsletter Y5.pdf (PDF 296.5KB)
Guidelines for spelling, years 5 and 6, including word lists.pdf (PDF 70.5KB)
Guidelines for vocabulary, grammar and punctuation Year 5.pdf (PDF 63.6KB)
Glossary of terms for English Year 5.pdf (PDF 167.2KB)
HFW list. Help your child with spellings.doc (DOC 250KB)