Year 5 2022 - 2023

Mr Bull




Welcome to Year 5!

Mr Bull and Mrs Henderson

Welcome back - Autumn Term 2022




Our text this term is 'The Darkest Dark' by Chris Hadfield

Chris loves rockets and planets and pretending he's a brave astronaut, exploring the universe. Only one problem—at night, Chris doesn't feel so brave. He's afraid of the dark.

But when he watches the groundbreaking moon landing on TV, he realizes that space is the darkest dark there is—and the dark is beautiful and exciting, especially when you have big dreams to keep you company. 

"While I was growing up, the Moon helped light the path to my dreams. But it was on a hot July night that my dreamy thoughts became real. The brave astronauts of Apollo 11 travelled to that distant place and stepped out onto its surface, their boots blazing a new trail in the ancient grey dust. Those footprints showed me that impossible things can happen." Chris Hadfield.



This term Year 5 are focusing on:


Place Value:

Numbers to 1,000,000

Counting in powers of 10

Counting in negative numbers.

Rounding any number up to 1,000,000 to nearest 10,100,1000,10000, 100000

Read Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals.


Addition and Subtraction: 

Formal written methods

Mental methods with large numbers 


Multiplication and Division: 

Factor pairs

Common factors

Prime numbers. 

x/÷ by 10/100/1000 

Multiplying 4 digit by 1 or 2 digit numbers using the formal written method

Using long multiplication for 4 digit x 2 digit

Divide up to 4 digits by 1 digit using formal written short division



Compare and order fractions

Equivalent fractions



This term in science, we will be focussing on the topic "Earth and Space". We will be:

describing how the movement of the Earth and other planets are relative to the sun with a particular focus on the Earth and moon.

investigating the Earth's rotation in order to try and explain day and night.

and exploring how shadows are formed.


Remember to keep an eye on Class Dojo to see what we have been learning about in class. 


World Knowledge

This term, our whole school Learning in Context theme is

Around the World in 80 days

In Year 5, we will be focussing on developing our understanding of the Maya.

We will be considering:

Where and when did the Maya exist?

What was everyday life like for the Maya?

Why did the Maya Civilisation decline?



Our PE day is Wednesday morning.   Please can all the children come into school on this day in their PE Kit. If it is a cold day, the children may wear plain black of blue jogging bottoms.



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