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growing, learning and loving God together

Year 5

What will we do in the autumn term

in Year 5?


In English, we are reading the story of Beowulf which will lead us into writing our own hero legend. Grieg’s music about the legend of Peer Gynt will be the source of our music topic where we will compose music about trolls. Later in the term, we change our focus to Charles Dickens, looking especially at two of his most well-loved stories - ‘Oliver Twist’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’.


Maths will cover place value, addition and subtraction, statistics, multiplication and division and, finally, area and perimeter.


Holy books are the theme in RE and we will focus on the Bible and the Qur’an, thinking about how and why Christians and Muslims read them. Later, we will be thinking about Christmas.


In science, we will be taking a closer look at materials – the stuff things are made out of – their properties and how to change them.


For history, we will explore what happened after the Anglo-Saxon topic we did in Year 4 and, linked to this we will create some printing in art. Then, in geography, we will be doing some map work based in our local area. In DT, we will be looking at the food that comes from this same area.


We have a good mix of four PE topics this term – netball, orienteering, dance and gymnastics. There will also be some one-off events through the term. Look out for more information in the news letters. Also, Year 5 will go swimming this term. We will go every week and you will need a swimming costume, a swimming hat, a towel and a carrier bag. That's all.


In PSHE, we will think about what makes up our identity and feeling safe in friendships and online.


We certainly have a busy but interesting time ahead of us.

On a journey with Jesus;

growing, learning and loving God together