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Welcome to Year 5!

Building a Village!

Welcome to Year 5!

For the run up till Easter, Year 5 will be continuing the topic ‘Building a Village’. We will be posed with some interesting questions: Is this neighbourhood a good place to live – what do you think? Have you ever wondered why people in the past chose to live here? Together, we are going to find out about the places where people live. We’ll be looking at different countries as well as different times in history and different societies.


We will be studying the Shakespeare classic Macbeth and will be writing l letter to Macbeth offering him advice on what to do after his strange encounter with The Three Witches.  A big focus this term will be on reading and we would encourage all pupils to read as much as possible at home, especially with Wold Book Day being celebrated this term


In Maths we have been focussing on exploring fractions by adding, subtracting and finding equivalent fractions as well as multiplying two and three digit numbers.  We will be reinforcing our knowledge of the times tables as it a fundamental platform for the understanding of fractions. 


We will be finishing off our topic which is to learn about the properties and changes in material.  Over the term we will:

  • Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets
  • Understand that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
  • Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating
  • Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic
  • Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes
  • Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.


Trips and Workshops

During this term, we will be planning a visit to Eden Valley Museum and will be learning all about how Edenbridge was born, how it grew into a village and then flourish into the town we now call home.  The visit is planned for Wednesday 25th March.


Curriculum Targets

Topic Letters

Please click below to find out what Year 5 will be learning about this term. 


Homework will be sent out on Thursday and should be returned to school on Tuesday. The homework menu allows children to choose which homework they would like to do each week based on what subject interests them the most.  Please date the menu to show which homework has been completed each week.

Reading Records are to be in school every day whether your child has read or not, this is so we can record any comments that we may have during Guided Reading sessions. Reading books may be changed daily if the Reading Records have been signed by an adult to show a book has been read. All Reading Records are checked on regularly to ensure that children are reading at home.