Y5 – What Are We Learning



In Literacy we will be focusing on texts set within the Victorian period, such as A Christmas Carol, Street Child and Sherlock Holmes. In writing, we will be covering play scripts, newspaper reports and persuasive writing. We will also continue to develop our knowledge and understanding of grammar and punctuation through our weekly sessions.




This half term we will continue to develop our understanding of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. We will also be focusing on using and applying mathematics with weekly problem solving sessions. In addition to our number focus work, we will also be developing our 2D/3D shapes and Data Handling understanding.



‘My Maths’ homework will continue to be given every Friday leading up to Christmas.


In addition to this,there will be a weekly times table test every Friday morning. Please practice these with your children at home.




In Science we are studying Solids, Liquids and Gases. We will be learning about their properties and taking part in lots of scientific experiments.




Our IPC topic this half term will be Going Global


In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

            About the countries that produce the clothes we wear and the products we use

            Where our food comes from

            What products our home countries and host country import and export

            How we can support the resources and industry in our local area

            About tourism and its impact on countries and cultures

            How we can create an eco-friendly, sustainable holiday resort

            How global alliances and organisations can help countries to trade

In History, we’ll be finding out:

            How people used to trade in the past

            What goods were available to past societies

                        How new products were discovered by explorers


In Society, we’ll be finding out:

            About our needs and wants, and how they compare with the needs and wants of others

            About the work of international charities

            How some people are suffering as a result of the global market

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

            How to create our own global brand and market it to others

In International, we’ll be finding out:

            How Fair Trade helps the lives of farmers and producers in poorer countries

            About media products (such as film, television and music) and how countries are affected by media globalization.