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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Our new topic this term is ‘Roots, Shoots and Fruits’ in which there will be a key focus on science, especially investigation skills and enquiry.

As Scientists we will:

  • Investigate how well does the school grounds support plant life
  • Investigate the major parts and functions of a plant
  • Explore the different types of roots systems
  • Investigate what conditions plants need in order to thrive? (plan a fair test, predict and conclude)
  • Research how flowers attract trees and butterflies.
  • Examine results to conclude and explore patterns.
  • Investigate and compare the life cycle of plants
  • Record observations on the similarities and differences between different seeds
  • Investigate the different forms of seed dispersal and why different forms are needed

Useful Weblinks:

Phonics games: http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Writing activity: https://www.pobble365.com/

Hit the button times table game: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/flash.aspx?f=hitthebuttonv11

Times tables Practise: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student


In Maths we will to continue consolidate our arithmetic skills this term, practising different strategies for all four operations as well as developing our understanding of the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.

As Mathematicians we will:

  • Round to the nearest whole and 1 decimal point
  • Understand percentages as fractions and decimals
  • Find equivalent fractions
  • Calculate the perimeter of rectangles, rectilinear shapes and polygons
  • Calculate the area of rectangles and compound shapes
  • Estimate area Read and interpret tables
  • Explore two way tables
  • Read and interpret timetables


In English this term we will be studying the text ‘Wolf Brother’ by Michelle Paver. We will be covering a variety of writing genres using the text as a stimulus including narratives from a bystander’s point of view (writing to entertain), a non-fiction report and exploring figurative language to develop our vocabulary and description. We will also be recapping key grammar terminology (such as propositions, modal verbs, formal and informal, pro nouns and past and present progressive tense).

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