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Year 5

Our Class Newsletters

Here you will find useful information and any important news regarding Year 5.

 

On the left-hand side, you will find downloadable copies of the class newsletters; these outline the topics and knowledge that your children will be exploring and learning in each half-term.

On the right-hand side, you will find the English and Mathematics' Long-Term Plans, and also the Knowledge Organisers for the Foundation Subjects. These documents set out the key knowledge and specific vocabulary that your children will be learning in each of the subjects, each term. These correlate with the Long-Term Plans, that can be found under the 'Curriculum' page. These documents provide a full overview of how the new learning fits into our whole school curriculum, building upon prior knowledge and also supporting future learning.

We recognise reading as the key to unlocking learning and future success and so you will find, below, the recommended reads, for your children, throughout this year.

Click here for 50 Recommended Reads for Year 5

Blurbs from the Recommended Reading List for Year 5

Yorkshire Folk Tales for Children by Carmel Page

Where in Yorkshire can you walk on a dragon's backbone? Who goes dancing at the Spot Bottom Hops? Which very old story gives advice about loading a dishwasher? Which mischievous child invented Yorkshire pudding? And is it safe to offer a gift to a small-toothed dog? Yorkshire has a rich heritage of fantastical folk stories, traditional tales and words of wisdom handed down through generations. These tales are beautifully retold here for 7- to 11-year-old readers, written and illustrated by storyteller and artist Carmel Page –a southerner by birth but who has lived in Sheffield for so long that she now uses her backdoor as her front door and has started to eat her dinner at lunchtime.

 

Skellig by David Almond

When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain.

Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital.

But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever . . .

The Elephant Thief by Jane Kerr

When pickpocket Danny buys an elephant at auction, he’s swept up on an unforgettable adventure.

Offered a job by a zoo owner, all he has to do is ride Maharajah from Edinburgh to Manchester in one week.

Everyone is watching, even Queen Victoria, but the journey is filled with drama and danger, and it’s soon clear that not everyone wants them to arrive in time ...

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2023-24

Long-Term Plans

Reading

English

Mathematics

Knowledge Organisers

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

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