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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 5 Class 12

Class Teacher - Miss Childs

TA: Mrs Harris/Mr Berry


Important information:

*PE will take place on Wednesday so please ensure your child has an indoor kid*

Spellings and homework

Your child will be given spellings and homework in their learning log on Friday every week. Our spelling test is on the following Friday, which gives them a full week to prepare and practise at home.

Please ensure your child's Learning log is completed and in class for Wednesday (Thursday at the latest).


Summer 1 - Beast Creator



A bug, a creepy-crawly, a beast! He'll tickle your skin then go in for the sting!

Arachnids, invertebrates, molluscs and myriapods, hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks...

Come search for these minibeasts, and let's sort them out! How many legs? How many wings? Who does it eat and who eats it? Can you classify it? Can you draw it or make it? Build a bug hotel or a wonderful wormery - then watch them wriggle and burrow, mixing earth as they go! Discover where in the world you'll find the deadliest beasts - scorpions, ants and venomous spiders. Perhaps the Vespa mandarinia japonica is the one that you fear?

Why not become a 'Beast creator'? Selectively breed a killer predator that saves the world from the super-strong aphid. You'll be a hero!



In English this half term the children will be  focusing on a range of genres including:  non-chronological reports, fact files, limericks and kennings and writing their own fantasy narratives.



During this topic the children will be reading a range of non-fiction books all about minibeasts.



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

  • Measures - time
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • Fractions and decimals


Geography – We will be choosing methods of observation by conducting a minibeast hunt, collecting specimens and making maps.

Science We will develop keys to identify, classify and describe living things, to record data and results, use labels and classification keys and to complete research.

Computing – To create and use conept maps.

Art & Design – To create an observational drawing.

PSHCE Discussing the wider world and different opinions.

P.E – PE will now be on Wednesday afternoon so the children will need to bring in appropriate kit for this session.

R.E – Exploring different religious beliefs and traditions.

French – The children will be going onto the third year of learning French. They will focus on basic sentences to do with feelings, family and life.