Year 5

Teacher - Issy Woodford
Teaching Assistant - Lily Apostolou

Autumn Term


Our Computing topics are Using Technology Safely and Coding/ Programming. We will learn about communicating on-line and staying safe as well as algorithms and decomposition.


We will be studying the book ‘Curiosity’ and exploring the themes of exploration and discovery as well as ‘Hidden Figures’, which is an inspiring text about four icon women in history. We will be reading a variety of other texts to engage the children and help them to make their writing more interesting for the reader, as well as more technically accurate as we write in both formal and informal contexts. In all of our English learning we will be finding ways to improve the quality of our sentences by adding more detail, advanced punctuation, and correct grammar. Our Shared Reading sessions will focus on improving our inference and deduction skills and finding evidence in the text to support our opinions. We will also be building up our understanding of a range of more advanced vocabulary.


We will be working on a range of topics throughout the term. We will be working on our place value of numbers up to 100,000 and to 2 decimal places. We will also work on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division throughout the year and we will be using a formal method.

We will learn about 2d shapes and angles including measuring using a protractor. We will be working on fractions including mixed numbers, equivalent fractions and percentages and mass and capacity.

We will focus on time including the 12 and 24-hour clock and timetables.

Throughout all of our topics we will be building up fluency in calculation, problem solving and reasoning skills.


Our first Science topic is Earth and Space. This will involve being able to describe the movement of the earth and other planets, relative to the sun in the solar system.

We will learn about the way that the rotation of the earth gives us day and night.

We will describe the movement of the moon relative to the earth and learn about the moons of other planets.

After half term, our topic will be about properties and the changes of materials. We will learn about the way materials change through heating, cooling and mixing. We will learn about key changes such as evaporation and condensation.


We will learn how to solve problems


In our topic on the United Kingdom we will learn to identify key geographical features. We will locate counties, seas and coasts, towns and cities. We will show on a map where hills, mountains and rivers are. Through this we will develop our map work and atlas skills


Our Art topic is Cityscapes. We will look at examples of pop art for example the use of bright colours by Leonid Afremov. We will create our own cityscapes using a range of media and techniques.

In DT we will be creating a Viking boat.


We will be learning to play the ukulele.


We will learn about what inner forces affect how we think and behave. We will also learn about how Christmas is celebrated throughout the world.


Children will be taking part in football, gymnastics, dance and multiskills.


We will discover how the Viking and Anglo-Saxons struggled for the kingdom of England and how England became a unified country.

Also, we will explore where the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings came from, how they fought for territory and power, and how their fighting ultimately led to the kingdom of England we know today.