Year 5 Autumn Term 2

Dear Parent/Carer

Welcome back to Term 2.  I hope that you have had a lovely half term.

Topic: Our topic for this term is World War II. We will look at life in the 1930’s; Why the war broke out; Who the allies and axis were; What role did women play in the war; Evacuation; Rationing and Christmas.

Science: We are going to look carefully at the forces around us and investigate movement through pulleys and gear systems.

Maths: We will be focusing this term on addition and subtraction using column methods. Decimals and fractions and data and measure.

Literacy: In Literacy we will firstly be looking at poetry based on WWII and Remembrance. Then we will go on to focusing our writing around the book ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’.

Reading: This term we will be reading The Silver Sword by Ian Seraillier.

Art/DT: Our art will be based around our topic and will include painting Blitz explosions!

RE: Our focus this term will be on Knowing God and exploring the question; ‘Was Jesus the Messiah?’

Computing: We will be investigating and understanding Digital Literacy to plan an event.

PSHE: Our topic of conversation will be ‘Aiming High’.

PE: These lessons will be on Mondays and Fridays. This term we will be concentrating on dance and drama and football.

Homework: Homework grids will be sent out each term. Children choose an activity from the grid each week to take on as their homework. Spelling will be sent home on a Friday to be learnt for the following Friday.


PE is on a Monday and Friday the children must have a named PE kit in school at all times please.

If you are in need of any school uniform including PE kits, we do have lots of sizes available at the moment. Just ask Mrs Perkins on the front desk or myself.

If there are any questions or queries please do not hesitate to ask.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Edgar

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