Class 16 Year 5 2018 - 2019

Mrs Messenger

Welcome back. We hope that you have had a lovely half term and have been able to enjoy the sunshine! This half term we will begin by making a Trojan horse and conclude by looking at all things science with our new topic, ‘Does it really matter?’



As our science topic for this half term is ‘Does it really matter?’ (Properties of materials) and we will also begin to look at Space. In English we will be continuing our Talk 4 Writing scheme by looking at descriptive writing, space poetry and non-chronological reports. We will be learning our example texts orally using text maps to help us, before innovating our own version, and finally writing an invention of the text using the skills we have learned. The writing objectives we will cover will include:

  •           Use of commas
  •           Adverbials
  •           Verbs – precision for impact
  •           Present perfect verbs
  •           Technical vocabulary
  •           Non-fiction layout devices
  •           Editing and improving our own work


Our maths work this term will continue to be centred on our new scheme ‘Power Maths’. Much of our focus this term will be related to fractions and decimals. We will look at ordering and comparing fractions as well as identifying equivalent fractions. The children will learn what improper and mixed number fractions are. Furthermore, we will begin to add and subtract simple fractions. We will move on to look at the relationship between fractions and decimals. We will identify the place value of decimal numbers and begin to round them. Finally we will look at simple percentages and solve problems relating to all areas covered this term.



Our topic this half term will be Reconciliation. During this half term we will be looking at parables which focus on the theme of reconciliation and forgiveness. We will discuss the Sacrament of Reconciliation in more detail, and consider the consequences of our actions. We will also find out more about the stories Jesus told relating to forgiveness and what it means to follow the right path in life.



Our focus is properties of material. Our topic is called, ‘Does it really matter?’ We will be doing lots of practical investigations where we separate materials and combine different materials. We will learn how to record scientifically and give an analysis of our results. We will learn new terminology such as malleable and permeable.


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 a fun filled second term with you all!


Mrs Messenger

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