Happy New Year! Feliz año nuevo


Throughout the Spring term, Year 5 will be going back in time.

During Literacy and History the children will be learning about, Conflict within the monarchies, focusing on Monarchs of Britain since 1066.

Our Literacy writing will be centred around gaining historical knowledge about Monarchs and the Victorian legacy, where the children will be writing biographies, explanation texts, setting descriptions and discursive debates.

A couple of great websites to look at and use are:



The spelling focus for the term can also be found by following this link:

Unit 9_12

In Numeracy the children will be learning about fractions, decimals, and percentages.

  • compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number
  • identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths
  •  recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number for example, 2/5 + 4/5 = 6/5 = 1 1/5
  •  add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number
  •  multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams
  •  read and write decimal numbers as fractions [for example, 0.71 = 71/100 ]
  •  recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents
  •  round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place
  •  read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places
  •  solve problems involving number up to three decimal places
  •  recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal
  •  solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of ½, ¼, 1/5, 2/5, 4/5 and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25.

Again, a couple of good websites to support your child’s learning are:




In Science the children will be covering, Forces then Earth and Space.

  • explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  •  identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  •  recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
  • describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system
  •  describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
  •  describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
  •  use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

Any questions please use the schools Dojo app.

https://teach.classdojo.com/#/classes/5b8e747c0325080016ae99a6/points – Mrs Ellis class

https://teach.classdojo.com/#/classes/5f4e30afe0d4e227b907efcf/points – Mr Watkins class