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Year 5

Year 5

Week Commencing Tuesday 7th June





We will be starting a new unit: Non-chronological reports. This will link with our up-coming IPC topic and will focus on animals. We will start by looking at the features of Non-chronological reports and identifying what makes a good report.


In Reading lessons, we are studying Skellig. Please encourage your child to read regularly and please sign their planner to confirm they have read at home.



This week, we will continue to learn about fractions, learning about equivalent fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers. We will compare and order numbers with different denominators. We will add and subtract fractions with the same denominators, including adding three or more fractions.


In addition, we are learning about angles including the use of a protractor.


It is essential that children are fluent in their times tables now to help them with this unit of work.



Our current unit of learning  is AD900


This is a History topic about the Maya civilisation. We will investigate when and where the Maya lived, research what their daily life and society was like; examine what led to the end of the civilisation and find out what their legacy is. This will be the final week of this topic.


Please help your child by…


Reading with them regularly. Children are expected to read at home to an adult at least three times a week. Please sign their planner when they have read at home.

Encouraging them to practice their spellings

Encouraging them to continue to develop speed and accuracy in times tables and division facts for up to 12x12.




Home work will be sent each week in the Homework books. It is due back on Tuesday.