Class 16 Year 5 2019 – 2020

Mrs Messenger

Class 16
Welcome back to our final term in Year 5! The year seems to have flown by so we will do all we can to make this last term the best yet! We have some exciting events ahead this term including One World Week, our Jodrell Bank trip, National Schools Sports Week, Sports Day and a visit from a theatre company who will be performing Oliver Twist.


This half term we will be reading the fabulous book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. As usual, we will be following the Talk For Writing structure, where we learn a text off by heart using a text map to help us. We will learn a section of text alongside reading the story of Hugo, and will plan, draft and edit two pieces of writing based on the story. We will recap on some punctuation and grammar objectives including use of commas and using tense consistently in a piece of writing. We will also be completing some pieces of descriptive writing based on a clip from the film Coco, as part of our One World Week topic on Mexico.


Our maths work this term will continue to be centred on our new scheme ‘Power Maths’. We will be completing our final Maths PUMA test of the year as well. Our topics will include shape, measures, timetables, volume and capacity and co-ordinates.


The children will learn what the Church teaches about other faiths and will reflect on our own beliefs. We will learn about some significant Muslim beliefs and understand important practices in Islam. We will also learn some important Jewish beliefs and recognise the strong links between Judaism and Catholicism, reflecting on the fact that Jesus himself was a Jew.


Our final topic of the year will be Vive La France! We will look at the geography and history of France, including using maps to create a 3 day itinerary for a Paris trip, looking at the architecture of some of France’s most famous landmarks, understanding the French revolution and the storming of the Bastille, as well as trying our hand at imitating some of Claude Monet’s most famous paintings.

Any further information on what we will be learning in Class 18 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.

Thank you once again for your continued support – we look forward to our final term!

Mrs Messenger

Useful Downloads

Curriculum Map