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Year 5

I hope you all had an amazing summer holiday and are safe and well-rested! We are so looking forward to seeing you all!

Our Autumn Term Curriculum:

World War 2

This Autumn term we are learning about World War 2. We will be gaining understanding of why and when WW2 began and the legacy it leaves behind which still impacts our lives today.  We shall be learning about the Allies who were involved; evacuation; The Blitz; Battle of Britain and the role of women. Mrs Davis will be developing your Design & Technology skills where the class will be designing, making and evaluating your own air raid shelters.


In English we will be developing our descriptive writing skills.  We will begin this term with settings and explore how the positioning of vocabulary and phrases can impact how our writing is read and the imagery and mood it creates. We will also look at report writing, letters and poetry linked with our work on World War 2.  During each unit of writing we will be expected plan, draft, write and edit our own work. 


In Maths we will progress to build knowledge of place value from 4-digits up to 5-digits (Including counting backwards and forwards in 10, 100, 1000, 10,000). We will also be rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000. Finally, we will apply this place value knowledge to addition and subtraction, confidently securing our mental methods before moving onto written.

Fluency in Maths is very important and acts as a solid fountain in which to build new learning.  Therefore, we will be focusing on mental arithmetic and rapid recall of known facts. Counting forwards and backwards in multiples of 10, within 5 and 6 digit numbers. You must be secure in your x12 tables and the division facts.


In Science we are going to be exploring the properties of materials understanding how this then impacts where and why they are used.  We will be working scientifically to explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible.

Please help by:

  • Practise counting in multiples of 10, 6, 7, 9 and 25 with your child;
  • Challenge your child by asking to round a variety of numbers;
  • Ask your child what vocabulary they learnt each day and challenge to use in a sentence correctly;
  • Practise spellings and timetables;
  • Read with your child or listen to them read everyday.


  • PE Monday and Wednesday. PE Kits please!
  • Pumps everyday
  • Homework goes out on a Friday to be back by Thursday
  • Don't forget to keep checking Class dojos - sign up here https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CRL35NS  


Mr Miller and Mrs Mira

Y5 Y6 Curriculum Overview cycle 2(3)
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