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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 Monday 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).


Spring 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, diary entries, graphic novels, riddles, instructions, non-chronological reports and newspaper reports.



During this topic the children will be reading 'The Hobbit'. We will also be looking at the graphic novel and the film to compare media.



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
  • Statistics: 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. 

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.

Computing – Using algorithms to process and debug databases.

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.

PSHCE Discussing relationships and what makes a good friend.

P.E – PE will be on Monday afternoon so the children will need to bring in appropriate kit for this session. The lessons for this half term are football skills and sports science, so will take place in the hall and the children will need an indoor kit.

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.