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Dear Parents and Carers,


Happy New Year from Year 5. There are lots of exciting things happening in Year 5 this half term. The children are very excited and eager and have already made a fantastic start.


In Maths, children will be learning all about fractions;


-Comparing and ordering fractions


-Adding and Subtracting fractions


-Recognising equivalent fractions and fractions as decimals


-Recognising mixed numbers and improper fractions


-Multiplying fractions


-Rounding decimals and comparing them up to 3 decimal places.


-Relating fractions to percentages


-Solving problems with fractions, decimals and percentages.


Children will be relating their Maths learning to everyday life as much as possible, and it would be great if you could support this at home too. Challenge them with finding fractions of things and relating decimal and percentage learning to money and shopping in sales after Christmas.



In English, children have been doing work around the text; ‘Beowulf.’ They will be learning how to;


-Use prediction skills, create narratives and setting descriptions.


-Write letters and dialogue in writing


-Create a villain character description and comic strip style graphic writing


-Create character viewpoints, diary entries and newspaper articles.


Children will be encouraged to read for pleasure as much as possible. Our class read this half term is Mr Stink by David Walliams and children are encouraged to read a range of books which vary by author and style at home as well to even further develop their reading skills.




Science will be taught by Mrs Ashworth and children will be learning all about Properties and changes of materials;


• Know different materials, their uses and their properties, as well as dissolving, separating mixtures and irreversible changes.



Through the Thematic approach, children will learn all about where different products we use daily come from;


-Describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.


-Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.



In R.E., children will learn about and visit places of worship in order to;


- Recognise signs and symbols

- Reflect on the importance of places of worship

- Appreciate how food is a symbol of worship and why

- Recognise fasting and festivals

- Appreciate how song aids worship



This half term through P.E., children will take part in gymnastics and ball games with a focus on;

-Travelling in different ways

-Performing in teams using what they have learnt

-Balancing skills

-Working cooperatively in groups

-Catching and throwing skills.


If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,

Miss Mitchell