Welcome to Year 5 Autumn 2

We hope you’ve all had a brilliant holiday and are ready and raring to go again. We are really looking forward to this half term and we hope you are too! Autumn 2 is a very busy one, so here’s what we’ll be up to!


As usual, we’ve got lots of exciting activities planned in English. Our focus is on writing a non-chronological report based on a film clip called Pandora. We will be creating our own mythical creature and writing our own report. We will be analysing different texts and video clips to help inspire our own writing, so that we can carry on being awesome authors too!

We will develop our SPAG knowledge through continuing to learn about the various word classes and different spelling patterns, including the Y5/6 word list. We will be focussing on how to apply all our SPAG work into our own writing.


We will continue to develop our skills in the 4 operations, our understanding of  Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Interpreting Tables  and Area & Perimeter.We will be focussing on the Using and Applying aspect of Maths through Resoning Challenges and improving our Maths fluency through Fluent in Five each day.

Please remember to carry on practising your times tables up to 12×12.



Our topic this half term is Forces. We will be carrying out investigations to test materials to see how friction affects movement.


Our topic for the whole of this term is  The Tudors. We will be learning all about the Tudor reign- Henry 8th and his 6 wives, the break with Rome and what daily life was like in the Tudor times. Don’t forget we have our Tudor Dayon Wednesday 7th December.


Our next Puzzle is called Celebrating Difference where we will discuss how being different to each other makes us special and unique.

Computing – 

We will be using imovie to create different types of media.


PE will be on  Thursdays.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PE KIT. Make sure you don’t get RED on your Assertive Mentoring!


We will continue to have a creative approach to our homework this term. You will be given Maths and Spelling homework each week as well as being able to choose from a range of creative activities in Topic.

Homework is given out on Friday and is due in the following Wednesday.


Homework handed in on Wednesday is GREEN.

Homework handed in on Thursday is YELLOW.

Homework handed in on Friday is RED.

We read in class every day, so make sure you always have your Reading Log in school.

Please make sure you also read regularly each week at home and ask an adult to sign your Reading Log for you. We will sign your Reading Log every WEDNESDAY  to check you have read at home, so please don’t forget!!

Miss Turner, Miss Lester, Miss Mees & Mrs. Parrett

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