Autumn 2

Welcome back! We have lots of exciting things planned for this half term!

Important dates
14th-15th November: Parents evening
19th-20th November: Tree planting
21st November: SPaG Workshop
23rd November: 5P assembly
28th November: PTA Film Night
30th November: Wizard learner assembly
4th December: St Mary’s Church
7th December: Winter Fair
11th December: KS1 Nativity
17th December: KS2 Christmas show
19th December: Year 5&6 Christmas Party.
20th December: Pantomime
21st December: Break up.


We will start the term by focusing on the poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Aldred Noyes. This narrative poem tells the story of the Highwayman and Bess and how their love is hindered by Tim the Ostler. The children will use this poem to write their own version and innovate the ending. We shall then move on to performance poetry and film our own performances.

It is crucial that your child practises their spellings each week including their homework and words from the Y5/6 key spelling words.


The children will recognize which numbers are divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 25 and identify multiples and find factors. They will also compare and place fractions on a line, find equivalent fractions and reduce them to their simplest form. They will be using mental strategies to multiply and divide multiples of 10 and 100. They will learn how to use a written method to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and estimate answers. We will then move on to dividing 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and using a written method and express remainders as a fraction and solve division word problems. When focusing on shape we will use a protractor to measure and draw angles in degrees and recognize and use terms and classify angles as obtuse, acute and reflex. The children will learn to recognize that angles on a line total 180° and angles round a point total 360°. We shall then begin to identify and name parts of a circle including diameter, radius and circumference. The children will learn to draw circles to a given radius using a pair of compasses; relate angles to turns, and recognise that a 360° angle is a complete turn and use angle facts to solve problems related to turn. The children will be able to place numbers to 100 000 and decimals up to two places on a line, round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and decimals up to two places to the nearest whole number and compare and order numbers with up to two decimal places. Then we shall move on to reducing fractions to their simplest form, knowing and recognizing equivalent fractions and decimals to half, tenths and fifths.



The topic for this half term is Forces. The children will be learning that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity. They will plan and carry out a fair test investigation to find out which shoe has the best grip and which is the most slippery. They will use a force meter to measure the force needed to pull shoes across different surfaces and then draw conclusions and create graphs to display this. Children will learn how air resistance slows objects down as they fall back to the Earth. They will plan and carry out a fair test investigation using paper spinners to explore the effect of air resistance on a moving object. They will apply their knowledge of air resistance to investigate which sail is best at harnessing the push from air. They will also learn that levers can be used to reduce the force needed to lift a load.



Our topic this term will be The Tudors. We will be learning about famous Tudor Kings and Queens and about what life was like during the Tudor times.

Please see the curriculum page to find out more.

Religious Educations

“Why do some people believe God exists?”

This is the question we will be focusing on this half term. The children will consider why people do or don’t believe in God and the impact that might have on the way they live their everyday life.



This half term will look at becoming more aware of the dangers of using the internet and looking at ways to stay safe online.



The children will be having P.E. on Monday and Wednesday each week. Our focus this half term will be on street dance.


Your child must have their P.E. kit in with them. Please make sure that your child’s P.E. Kit consists of a pair of black pumps, plain black shorts or plain black jogging bottoms and a plain white t-shirt or one with the school logo.



Our theme for this half term is ‘Being me in my World’, where we will discuss what’s good about ourselves and explore what we want to achieve to continue growing and excelling with our unique talents.


In Year 5 homework is given out each Friday and is to be returned every Wednesday. Each week the children will be set maths, topic and spelling homework. The children can choose from the “Tudor’ homework menu or think of their own activity! Homework can be presented in any way the children wish, so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

F.A.O Miss Wood or Miss Pinington to

The children are also asked to read at least twice a week to someone at home. We ask the children to record this in their Reading Log and they are checked every Wednesday and signed by a teacher or teaching assistant. Reading books are changed daily – whenever your child is ready for a new book.

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late on Thursday – YELLOW

Late by Friday or no homework- RED

If you have any questions or concerns, please come and talk to us at the start or end of each school day. We are looking forward to a new school year and helping your children to learn and grow.

Miss Wood, Miss Pinington and Miss Wickham.

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