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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 5 Class 11

Helping the children on their learning journey this year are:

Class Teacher: Mrs.Hession

Teaching Assistants: Mrs.Butterworth, Miss.Hall

This Half term the children are going to be learning about Earth and Space.



In English this half-term we will be exploring the children book, Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.

We will be covering the following genres of writing:

  • Non-chronological report.
  • Formal persuasive letter. 
  • Diary entry.
  • NASA Report
  • Newspaper article


In Maths this half-term we are going to be focusing on the following areas: 


  • Place Value 
  • Place Value including decimals
  • Addition and subtraction - Including problem-solving. 
  • Geometry - Angles 
  • Measures- Area and Perimeter 
  • Statistics 

Telling the time can be an area which children can find quite challenging. We would appreciate your help in encouraging your child to tell the time and to question them on differences of times, for example: how many minutes until it is dinner time?

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In Science this half-term the children will be exploring:

  • Scientific enquiry and Space
  • Modelling the Solar System
  • How the Solar System works
  • Day and Night
  • Sundial designers and time zone detectives
  • A Moon Month
  • Experiments 

Art -

In Art this half-term the children are going to be looking at an artist called Peter Thorpe. During art the children are going to be using different mediums to recreate sections of Peter Thorpe's paintings. The children will then create their own final piece of Art work that reflects the abstract style of Peter Thorpe. 

Spelling and homework

Children are given spellings on Monday every week to learn and their spelling test is on Friday.

All children are now following the Rising Stars Spelling Programme. This is a Programme tailored to teach the statutory Year 5 spellings. Each week children will record the spelling rule in their spelling book, and we will be also learning about this in class.

Topic Homework - A sheet with various topic homework tasks will be stuck on the inside of the children's topic homework book. The children can choose any of the activities to complete for their homework and this will be due on a Monday. 


Thank you for your continued support. Please feel free to come and speak to a member of the Year 5 Team if you have any queries.