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Year 5

Spring Term 2019

Welcome back and a Happy New Year! I hope you're all looking forward to this new term as much as I am. 

We have a brand new topic: Space and Beyond. I know that everyone in our class will find the topic fascinating and engaging as there is so much to get our teeth into! There is something for everyone. I believe the topic will provide the children with opportunities to produce outstanding writing, develop research skills and create beautiful art work. Below is just a snapshot of what we will be learning about.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mr Coleclough

Please click here to view this year's curriculum map!



This term will be continuing with our Geography work!  Children will further enhance their knowledge of volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, whilst exploring whether these great natural phenomena occur within the solar system. Children have thoroughly enjoyed locating the natural disasters on World maps, and will now venture to space and beyond! 



Our first English focus will be instruction writing and children will continue to focus on various sentence structures and carefully chosen vocabulary which will help develop coherent writing skills. As well as this, children will have an opportunity at writing mystery narratives and narratives with unusual settings.  

During our second half term, children will have an opportunity to write an autobiography as we move away from Space and start to increase their awareness of refugees.


Space and Beyond is our Science topic and I know we have a lot of excited children because of this. However, the Universe is vast and I'm not sure six weeks of learning will do it justice!

Art and Design

For our art this term, we will attempt to create our own interpretations of Roy Lichtenstein's famous pop art collection!.

As well as this, we will investigate lunar habitats and futuristic buildings! Following this research, children will get an opportunity to plan, design and construct their own lunar habitats and compare them to Earth based habitats.


Computing this term will take place through the use of Lego Education. Children will design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems. Using the these programs will help the children discover science and computing on their own terms by following algorithms.    

Times Tables

Please encourage your child to practise their times tables.  Click on the image below to play!

Embedded Calendar


Each week the children take part in a focused guided reading session with the class teacher. We will work together in this session to read extracts of text and develop our deduction and inference skills through specific and targeted questions. A follow-up activity will take place the next day to consolidate the children's learning.

In Key Stage Two, we strongly encourage parents to continue to read with their children regularly (at least 3 times a week) and write comments in the child's reading diary.  I will collect the diaries on Thursdays for marking, and hand them back out on Fridays ready for the weekend.

P.E. Lessons

Two P.E. sessions take place throughout the week in Year 5.  P.E. lessons usually take place on a Monday and Wednesday. However, due to timetabling changes these lessons may alter. Therefore, please ensure that your child brings their P.E. kit with them on Monday morning and they will take them home on Friday afternoon.

During the Winter months, it is advisable that children bring with them warmer clothes for outdoor sessions.

Please ensure that all P.E. clothing is labelled clearly, to ensure that all items are returned to the rightful owner!


Homework is set on a regular basis in Year 5. All children will receive spellings and either an English or maths piece of  homework each week. The homework will outline clearly when the homework has been set and the homework task. Homework, spellings and times tables are handed out every Friday afternoon and are to be returned the following Friday.

Learning log homework is set on a half termly basis. This homework will pose a question for the children to research and answer. The children can present their answer in any form that they wish. If children do create powerpoint presentation, they can be e-mailed to the office onadmin@littleleighprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

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