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Our first lesson in Year 5

Our first lesson in Year 5 1

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This term, we will be looking at some really exciting stories in English. We begin by studying Beowulf and later in the term we will read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. There will also be units on persuasive writing, poetry and play scripts. Some of our art, D.T., music and P.E. will come from these topics.

In maths, we will cover place value, addition and subtraction, statistics, multiplication and division and finally perimeter and area.

Our science will involve investigating the properties of materials and reversible and irreversible changes we can make to different materials.

The people from Sports Development will come to teach us about football and we will try some traditional country dancing.


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In the first half of the autumn term, we will look at the geography of North America and we will make dream-catchers. In the second half of the term we will find out more about rich and poor people in Victorian times.

The Bible will be the main focus in R.E. We will think about how and why Christians read the Bible and some visitors will give us their ideas on this topic. We will also talk with Sahid, who will tell us why Muslims read the Qur'an. Of course, later we will be thinking more deeply about Christmas, the birth of Jesus and its real meaning for Christians. This will also be the focus of our Family Worship in November.