Year 5M 2020 - 2021

Miss Mulkeen


Autumn Two

In English, we will begin the term by looking at travel writing, focusing our attention on relative clauses. We will then look at the narrative text, Goth Girl and end our term with the poetry unit, The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll.

In Maths, we will be looking at division facts. We will learn how to use short division and using our knowledge of times tables to help us. We will then move onto negative numbers in their real life contexts!

Our science unit will cover Earth and Space for this half term.  The topic will include the movement of the celestial bodies within our solar system and the impact this has on the planets. Linking with this, we will be focusing on songs all about our Solar System to further our knowledge on this topic!


For R.E. Year 5 will be exploring proverbs. We will be discussing the value of wisdom and reading about the wisdom of Solomon. Later on in the term we will be moving onto Christmas: The Gospels of Matthew and Luke. We will be looking at these Gospels and their perspective of the nativity story as well as deepening our understanding of the true meaning of Christmas.

Our History topic will explore the world of the Maya, and especially why most of the Maya seemed to die out around 900 ad.

In D&T, we will be exploring musical instruments. We will then move on to planning and making our own.

In Computing, we are looking at the unit of ‘We are cryptographers’ looking at different methods of code and understanding their uses. We will be working to crack the codes and design our own!

May I remind you that although Year 5 are scheduled to have indoor P.E. on a Tuesday and Wednesday and outdoor P.E. on a Friday, kit should be in school at all times in case on any last minute changes.




Welcome back to the new school year!


Autumn One

We hope you had a safe and wonderful break and you are ready for the exciting year we have planned for you, here at St Peter’s.


In English, we will begin with reading classic fiction: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. The children will explore many of his stories. Later in the term, we will move on to our non- fiction unit of UFO recounts. The children will look at report writing, finally creating their own recount. We will finish the term looking at instructions and explanation, focussing on future transportation devices.


In Maths, we will be developing our understanding of the four number operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Some other topics we will look at are: shape, place value and money.




For our Science Unit, Year Five will explore properties of materials. We will be comparing and grouping together everyday materials on the basis of their properties. I won’t give too much away, but expect tales of Alien soup, magic custard and ways you can keep you cup of tea or coffee warmer for longer.



Within our RE lessons, we will be focusing on Jesus the Teacher. We will be developing the children’s understanding parables that Jesus taught, and then we will be writing our own parables.


In Art, we will be focusing on the topic ‘Look at this- Cezanne’. In this unit, we will be selecting, arranging and presenting objects in a still-life paintings. We will investigating the work of artists who have used the theme of still life in a variety of ways to convey ideas and feelings.


In computing, we will design, write and debug a programme making a computer game software. 


Our topic work will move towards Geography, by investigating the big question ‘How is our country changing?’ We will begin to understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom. To link with this, our music topic will be all about our community.


 In French, we will be covering the unit ‘On Holiday. We will learn the vocabulary needed to describe where they are going on holiday, where they’re staying and how long they’re staying.



Homework will be given to the children on Friday and is expected back in to school on Thursday.


Reading Books

Reading books are to be in school every day.


May I remind you that although Year 5 are scheduled to have indoor P.E. on a Tuesday and Wednesday and outdoor P.E. on a Friday, kit should be in school at all times in case on any last minute changes.



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