Year 5 2019 - 2020

Miss MacSween



Welcome to Year 5!

Miss MacSween and Mrs McFetridge.

Please remember to make sure you are signed up to Class Dojo to see what we have been learning about in class.  If you're not sure how to go about this, just ask Miss Mac.


In Maths, we will be focussing on, revising and deepening our understanding of the 4 operations of numbers, i.e. +, -, x, ÷.   Clicking on each of the operations will explain the method we use in Year 5.

We will continue to focus on the speed and accuracy of our mental maths skills, our knowledge of our times tables, and using and applying our maths in problem solving and reasoning situations. 



In English, we will be focusing on enhancing our reading, writing and speaking and listening skills.     We will be basing most of our learning through a variety of space based texts and media.  To begin with, we will watch 'One Small Step', an animation by Taiko; and then we will write biographies and autobiographies based on the story 'The Darkest Dark', which is a biography of Chris Hadfield, the Canadian Astronaut. 

In writing, we will be looking at new types of punctuation such as hyphens, semi-colons and colons. There will be a greater emphasis on grammar features too, for example using modal verbs (these are words like would, could, might and must).


In World Knowledge, our theme will be 'One Small Step.... One Giant Leap...' - chosen to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. 

Through this theme, we will deepen our geography, history and citizenship skills. 

We will investigate 'Who does the planet belong to?' and then look into whether the world's view of our achievements is influenced by our gender.  

Click on the image to find out more!

We'd love to hear your suggestions as to what we could investigate as part of our theme.  Please email any ideas you have to


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Please let Miss MacSween know if you have any other useful websites to add to the list!


You may also wish to take a look at these videos - they will both be 'hook' videos for the start of our theme. 


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Contact the School

Highfield Primary School

Blacon Point Road

Tel: 01244 259650