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Y5 Spring term

Topic: Savage World



In English we will be studying a text based on Shakespeare, persuasive writing, non-chronological reports, recount and poetry, producing a range of writing in different genres. We will continue to develop our understanding of grammar. We will continue to promote a love of reading by sharing a class book and read a variety of texts in guided reading sessions, developing the ability to infer and deduce information from the text. Through regular trips to our library we will read and share a wide range of books, making comparisons between them.



In mathematics we will be looking at addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, beginning to choose the most effective strategy from those we have learnt. We will extend our learning about 2D and 3D shapes, focusing on angles and properties of irregular shapes. In measures we will practise reading scales and further work on time, including 24 hour digital time. Throughout all areas of maths, we will be developing the ability to problem solve, taking a logical and methodical approach.



We will be learning about the properties and changes of materials. This will include dissolving, mixing and separating materials and learning about reversible and irreversible changes. We will compare materials and their properties, linking them to their everyday uses. We will be making links between our Science learning and our topic.



We will be doing a history based topic in the Summer Term.



We will be finding out about volcanoes, earthquakes, avalanches, tornados, tsunamis, flooding and other natural disasters and where in the world these are most likely to happen and why. To do this we will use maps, atlases, globes and digital mapping.


Art & Design

We will be exploring different painting techniques and choosing the appropriate tools and media to get the desired effect.


Design Technology

We will be making a volcano!



We will continue developing our vocabulary and speaking skills through the topics of ‘weather’ and ‘hobbies and sports’. The children will also have the opportunity to write in Spanish.



The children will continue to learn either their brass instrument or violin alongside developing their understanding of musical notation.


Physical Education

The children will be exploring gymnastic movements, both on and off apparatus, putting together a sequence. After half term the children will be taking part in invasion games outside, learning skills and applying them in small-sided games.



In Philosophy the children will be developing the ability to justify their reasoning during discussions. In PSHE we will be looking at future aspirations and the wide variety of opportunities available to them.


Religious Education

We will be studying Christianity, looking at where the Bible came from and how beliefs influence Christian actions.



We will be creating our own animations using ‘Scratch’. Using the Internet to research information on our topic and a variety of programmes to present our findings will also form part of our work this term.


Visits and visitors

  • Visit to The Natural History Museum

  • ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’

  • ‘When I Grow Up’ - theatre presentation.

  • Suffolk New Academy will be coming in to do some PE sessions.


Learning outside the classroom

Our learning about volcanoes and changes to materials will involve outdoor experiments. We will also be exploring the uses of materials in our school environment.


Spiritual, moral, social and cultural

We will continue to learn how to support each other in making the right choices in our attitude to learning and behaviour. Our topic will encourage us to develop empathy with those who are victims of natural disasters.

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