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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 5 Class 11

Class Teacher - Miss Richardson

TA: Mrs Jackson

*P.E is every Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their P.E Kit in school.*

*Homework is given every Friday and is due back the following Thursday.*

Spring Term 2 - The Hobbit

The Hobbit is the unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure. A timeless classic. Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services - as a burglar - on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon.

During this half term, we’ll be following Bilbo’s journey and meeting new characters he interacts with along the way!




In English this half term the children will be focusing on a range of genres including: Setting descriptions, character profiles, retelling events, graphic novels, riddles, instructions and newspaper reports.

The children will be learning to:

  • Use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary.

  • Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language,   considering the impact on the reader.

  • Identify the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own.

  • Prepare poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience.

  • Retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction.

  • Assess the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing.



This half term the children will be focusing on various aspects of mathematics:

  • Multiplication and division
  • Geometry
  • Fractions: mixed number and improper fractions
  • Measures: Volume and capacity / converting between measures



Throughout this topic the children will be analysing a range of book types. We will also be reading a  wider range of genres during daily guided reading and reading comprehension sessions.

Science - We will be learning about the properties and changes of materials by conducting a range of scientific investigations. They will work scientifically by recording and presenting data using scientific diagrams, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.

Geography Using a range of aerial images of the Earth to identify geographical features such as countries, continents, volcanoes, rivers and impact craters. They will also use globes and maps to make their identifications. 

Design and Technology

Art & Design - There will be a range of activities that link to ‘The Hobbit’. In particular we will be using a range of materials to create hobbit holes, dragon eyes. We will be focusing on the sculptor H.C.Fehr and practising sculpting skills.

Computing - Using algorithms to process and debug databases.

French The children will continue the third year of learning French .

R.E – Exploring different religious beliefs and traditions.

P.E – We will be practising our ball skills and concentration when participating in different types of sport.


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