Year 5 2019 - 2020

Miss MacSween

Welcome to Year 5!


Miss MacSween, Mrs McFetridge.

Please remember to make sure you are signed up to Class Dojo to see what we have been learning about in class.



In Maths, we will be focussing on, revising and deepening our understanding of the 4 operations of numbers, i.e. +, -, x, ÷.  

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 focussing on 'Journeys' and how they are represented in story.  We will be looking at classic and contemporary fiction and poetry.  Our first text will be the graphic novel 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan.

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 'The Journey', deepening our geography, history and citizenship skills. 

We will investigate where we fit into the world (see graphic below), and how the view of journeys, and the reasons that people take journeys, has changed over time.















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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 our 'hook' video - this is the very first thing we'll watch to inspire our learning.

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Contact the School

Highfield Primary School

Blacon Point Road

Tel: 01244 981140