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Year 5

Elms (Mr Hobbis), Oaks (Mr Chater) and Sycamores (Mrs Frankland and Mrs Howell)

Learning Support: Mrs Bagnall and Mrs Read

Year 5 Learning and Year Group Information


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This week we will be learning:


Maths - This week we will be continuing the learning about the link between fractions and decimals. There are videos about the methods we are using on the White Rose home learning page and you can download a workbook here.

English - We will continuing to focus on the story of Street Child by Berlie Doherty.


Foundation subjects - half term overview


History - This half term, the children will be learning about the Victorian era and how Britain changed during this time. The children will find out about what life was like for rich and poor people, how technology evolved and what changes occurred in our local area.

Science - We will be learning about how materials can be changed. The children will be completing a number of practical investigations to see how chemical and physical changes occur.

Art - Our focus is creating images using one and two-point perspective.

Computing - The children will be developing their searching skills and learning how search engines work.

MFL - The children will be learning Spanish throughout Year 5. This half term we will focus on how to describing homes.

PSD - This half term's unit is 'Relationships'.

PE - Indoor PE this half term is dance, linked to our Victorian performance. Throughout this term, outdoor PE will be ball skills.



Year 5 Maths knowledge organiser


Class routines and required equipment


  • Oaks come in games kit
  • Water bottle
  • Coat
  • Trainers needed
  • Sycamores and Elms come in PE kit
  • Water bottle
  • Coat
  • Trainers needed
  • Water bottle
  • Coat
  • Trainers needed
  • Water bottle
  • Coat
  • Trainers needed
  • Oaks come in PE kit.
  • Sycamores and Elms come in games kit.
  • Water bottle
  • Coat
  • Trainers needed
  • Homework due in and new homework available on website. 


Year 5 Online Learning
Year 5 Subjects
Term Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Learning Theme:Ancient Maya Earth in Space The Victorians Anglo Saxons and Vikings
  • Character description
  • Narrative
  • Diary
  • Information text
  • Biography writing
  • Explanation
  • Letter of application
  • Non-Chronological report
  • Descriptive writing based on a classic text
  • Narrative 
  • Narrative
  • Letter writing
  • Monologue
  • Balanced Argument 
  • Viking myths
  • Explanations
  • Persuasive writing 
  • Place Value
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Statistics 
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Perimeter & Area 
  • Fractions 
  • Fractions, decimals & percentages
  • Division 
  • Shape
  • Position & direction 
  • Measurement 
ScienceForces Earth in Space Materials & their propertiesAnimals including humans Life Cycles 

Personal & Social


Being Me in My WorldCelebrating DifferenceDreams and GoalsRelationshipsHealthy MeThe Great Growing Up Adventure
Religious EducationWere we made by God or an accident?How do people celebrate Christmas?What did Jesus teach about love?What does Easter mean?Are there similarities and differences in prayer in different traditions?How could a pilgrimage help someone with their journey of life?
Physical Education

Footwork skills

Football / Netball


Football / Netball

Sportshall athletics

Ball skills 



Sports day skills


Jumping and landing


Art & Design Sculpture (Maya masks)Sketching Drawing & Painting Great artists - William Morris Drawing, painting, sculpture & printing 
GeographyN/AMexico / Central America todayN/ALocal study of SolihullN/AEuropean Geography linked to the Viking invasion
HistoryAncient MayaN/AThe Victorians How Solihull changed in the Victorian era Anglo SaxonsVikings
Music Spanish Songs & GlockenspielsThe Solar SystemOur CommunityKeeping Healthy (Beat)At The Movies (Composition)Life Cycles
ComputingOnline safety / Artificial intelligenceExploring Mars (programming rovers, binary, 3D design)Programming musicSearch enginesMicro:Bit programmingUsing IT creatively

Modern Foreign

Languages (Spanish)

GreetingsDays, months and yearsWeatherHomesClassroom objectsVocabulary development
Design & Technology Controllable vehicles - Electrical Systems & MechanismsVictorian Inspired Moving Toys - Cam Mechanisms Baking & packaging muffins - Food Technology & structures