Class 16 Year 5 2018 - 2019

Mrs Messenger

Class 16 – Autumn B 2018


Welcome back! We hope that you had a lovely half term. We are really excited to start our second half tem with you. We have a very busy half term which begins with Zoolab visiting us and ends with Snugburys ice cream!!! Not forgetting all of the Christmas activities and concerts too! We will certainly be busy this half term!



Our English work this term will begin with a focus on narrative writing using The Highwayman as a stimulus. We will be using Talk For Writing to learn a short story version of the narrative poem by Alfred Noyes. We will then be innovating this to create our own version of the story before creating an alternative ending. As well as this, later in the term we will look at writing a balanced argument. Prepare for a visit from someone who plans to build houses in an area that would be very damaging for St Mary’s! It will be up to us to argue why this shouldn’t happen.

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In spelling we will  focus on learning new spelling rules including patterns -cious, -tious, silent letters, modal verbs, words ending in -ment, adverbs of possibility and frequency and statutory challenge words for Yr 5/6.




Our maths work this term will continue to be centred on our new scheme ‘Power Maths’. We will look at the written methods for addition and subtraction. This will also include using inverse operations and mental calculations. We will also look at data handling, in particular line graphs. The children will learn how to interpret the data. In addition, we will learn what prime numbers, square numbers, cubed numbers and factors are. The children will multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. Finally, we will look at finding the area and perimeter of 2D shapes. As well as using ‘Power Maths’, the children will continue to learn and be tested on times tables. We will also continue to develop arithmetic skills.



Our topic for this half term is God’s Covenants

The children will learn about the meaning of covenant and reflect on God’s covenant with Noah. Furthermore, they will learn about the covenant God made with Abraham, Moses and the Israelites. They will understand that God guides and challenges His people. The children will become aware of our need to grow in faith and trust in God. They will also discover that God sent prophets to remind His people of His covenant. Finally, we will learn that God makes a New Covenant with us. We will reflect on our part in this covenant.



Our focus is on our local area. Our topic is called ‘The Only Way Is Cheshire.’ We begin by exploring where in the world we live and what countries are close to us. The children will learn how to read maps and use grid references to find locations in and around Cheshire. Historically, the children will investigate how Crewe has changed over time and they will learn about the Fire of Nantwich. Our art work will centre on Lowry. We will look at his art and try to create our own images in his unique style. Finally, we will end our topic by looking at a local business… Snugburys! We will have an enrichment day where Snugburys visit us and we design Christmas flavoured ice creams!


Any further information on what we will be learning in Class 16 over the next half term, calendar dates and other useful information can be found on the curriculum map attached to the bottom of this page. 


We really look forward to getting to know you all even better.


Mrs Messenger

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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Danebank Avenue

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Tel: 01270 685174