Year 5 2020 - 2021

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.

Work for the week beginning 22nd June

Please choose some of the activities that  are

suggested for each day:



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 texts and media.  To begin with, we will read 'The Lost Book of Adventures' by the Unknown Adventurer, and then we will write myths: creating characters (heroes, villains and monsters) and settings.  These will be based on our learning from the Myths of Ancient Greece.

You may also wish to take a look at this link -  it will be the 'hook' for the start of our theme. 

In writing, as well as writing in a variety of genres, we will  unpick how good writing is created - by looking at converting nouns or adjectives into verbs using suffixes, Verb prefixes, Relative clauses, Modal Verbs, Devices to build cohesion within a paragraph, Linking ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time, number or tense choices, Brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis, and Use of commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.

In World Knowledge, our theme will be 'The Legacy of Adventure - Myths, Mysteries and Mayhem' and we will be focusing on investigating 'the legacies the Ancient Greeks left us'

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

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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Contact the School

Highfield Primary School

Blacon Point Road

Tel: 01244 259650