Welcome to Year Five

Mrs Stott, Mrs Farnworth and Mrs Vaughan help the children in Year 5 with their learning.


This half term our topic is 


This will give us the opportunity to study a period of history from over 1000 years ago. We will use timelines to understand the various events of Anglo Saxon and Viking Britain. We will look in particular at the Anglo Saxon kings and write a biography of King Alfred the Great. The Vikings used longboats to travel and we will look at how they were built. Can you build a longboat model at home? We will work in groups on projects about Viking houses, daily life and the Gods they worshipped.

In English we will be reading a simplified version of 'Beowulf' - the oldest example of old English literature.

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We will perfom verses from the poem.Then we will read Michael Morpurgo's version of the story before writing our own narratives of the legend. 

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We will watch the short film 'The Dragon Slayer' and write instructions about how to look after a baby dragon!



In our Maths lessons we will start by rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We will then learn now to multiply 4 digits by 2 digits using long multiplication.

before moving on to equivalent fractions and decimals. Then, we will investigate the area and perimeter of compound shapes and look at nets of 3D shapes. Finally we will look at angles and properties of rectangles.


In Science we will continue to study forces, focusing in particular on water resistance, and link to our Viking topic.


In RE our topic is Incarnation


In our French lessons we will learn how to order food and drink in a cafe.


Important Dates

Wednesday 21st November                  Cinema trip

Friday 14th December                           Christmas assembly led by Y5


There will be a learning log challenge that will be set every Wednesday which should be returned to school the following Wednesday. 

As well as a learning log, we expect the children to do at least 15 minutes per week on IXL. 

All children also have a short Maths rapid recall challenge which needs to be practised at home. The children will be tested on Tuesday.

Similarly, they will also have a weekly spelling test, which will be on a Thursday 

We also expect that the children will be spending time each day reading!

We will be checking the children’s homework diaries regularly so may we ask that you please initial all completed homework for your child.


Things to bring to school

Every day: PE kit, homework diary and reading book, homework folder

Wednesday – learning log


Our class prayers

 At lunch time, we share this prayer:

For health and strength and daily food, we thank you God.



At the end of the day, we share this prayer:

At the end of the day, we would like to say thank you God for a lovely day. Please keep us safe 'til the morning.



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