Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 with Miss Deasey

Miss Deasey, Class Teacher

Miss Deasey, Class Teacher

Here is a little bit about what we will be learning in the Autumn Term and the ways that you can support us!

Subject Area Learning How you can help at home





We will do most of our writing through our topic, Off With Her Head and then Stargazers.  The children will be writing biographies, non-chronological reports, persuasive letters and diary entries.There will also be daily Spelling, Grammar or Handwriting lessons to develop technical skills that they can apply to their writing. Talk about our topic.  Any additional research will make them better writers!Reading for at least 30 minutes each day makes a huge difference!  Click here for some ideas of books that you might like to read.Talk about new and interesting vocabulary that they come across and make sure they understand the meaning.Spellings for this term will be sent home, but are also available – Autumn Term Spelling.Make sure that anything they write at home is in joined up handwriting (except for capitals), the spelling is correct and then sentences make sense.   Practise makes permanent.
Maths We will start by focusing on place value, the move on to carrying out calculations with all four operations.On Wednesdays and Thursdays we will focusing on Geometry and Statistics. This term please focus on times tables.The children will need to know their times tables inside out and back to front.  For example:7 x 8 = 568 x 7 = 5656 ¸ 8 = 756 ¸ 7 = 8and then:0.7 x 8 = 5.6

0.8 x 7 = 5.6

5.6 ¸ 8 = 0.7

5.6 ¸ 7 = 0.8

I will use to set homework sometimes, however the children can use it anytime to practise something we have learnt or test to make sure they that they can remember.

Information about how we teach calculations is available here –  Year 5 Calculation Policy Leaflet.

Creative Curriculum In Autumn 1 our topic is called Off With Her Head and will focus on the Tudors.  The children will learn about the War of the Roses and then about the lives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.We will be painting portraits and learning how to dance as they did at Court!We will also be studying maps of Tudor Exploration.

In Autumn 2 our topic will be Stargazers.  We will be learning about Space and Space Exploration.  Use your Knowledge Organiser to find out everything you need to know!

Please talk about the topic and encourage your child to do additional research to help improve their knowledge and contribute more in class.Please encourage your child to spend 10-15 minutes each week learning the facts on their Stargazers Knowledge Organiser.  There will be little quizzes each week to make sure they are practising, which we will do in their homework books so you can see how they are getting on!


Stargazers KO


RE Our topic is Pilgrimages and Sacred Places.We will be finding out why people make special journeys, where are sacred places in our community and the religious significance of these places to different faith groups.   Talk about the things we are learning.This is a link to a video describing Hindu pilgrimages.
PE Our PE lessons will take place on Thursdays.Our Swimming lessons will take place on Fridays (Autumn Term only) Please make sure that all kits are in on the right days.If you would like to help by coming to swimming, please let the Office know.
SpanishMusic These lessons are taught by specialist teachers following the National Curriculum.


Your child will be taught reading and how to understand complex texts as part of whole class reading sessions.  In addition to this, they will also be given a book that they are expected to read during the course of a half term and have in their bag every day.  I would also encourage the children to read their own choice of books either from our class library or from home.

Home Learning

This will be set on a Friday and should be handed in on Wednesday.  It will consist of spellings to practice, maths and then either grammar or something related to our topic.  Children should also spend time learning the information on their StarGazers Knowledge Organisers.

Trip Dates:

27th November 2017 – ‘Space Day’ at the Science Museum (The cost for this trip will be approx £8.40). Please pay on Parent Pay

Tudor Dancing

The children practised their Tudor Dancing today.  Here are some photos and hopefully some video!

Tudor Dance Video 1

Tudor Dance Video 2

Tudor Dance Video 3

Tudor Dance Video 4

Kingswood Update

We have arrived safely!  I am going to upload some photos of today – wifi permitting!

Day 2 update

Sorry for the late pictures tonight…We have had a great day but it has been incredibly busy!  The children have been brilliantly behaved, have taken part in everything and represented the school fantastically.

Here are some of our Friday photos:

I will put all the photos together for you at some point so you can have a great record of the fun we had!

Henry VIII

The children came up with imaginative and varied ways to telling the class the story of the life of Henry VIII.  We are moving on to writing a biography of his life next week…