Year 5 2022 - 2023

Mr Bull


Welcome to Year 5!

Mr Bull and Mrs Henderson

Summer Term 2023


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Arthur and the Golden Rope

Arthur and the Golden Rope Full Plans and Resources PoR | Teaching Resources

This term we are studying the book ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope'. Little Arthur Brownstone is the town oddity, until he is tasked with defeating the horrendous giant wolf Fenrir, who is terrorizing the Icelandic countryside and has extinguished the warming fire that keeps Arthur's town thriving.

Year 5 will be joining Arthur on this journey through Norse mythology as he meets Thor, defeats Fenrir, and becomes a legend in his own right.


The key skills we will be focusing on are:

  • Using expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely

  • Use relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or an omitted relative pronoun

  • Link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials

  • Use commas to clarify meaning and avoid ambiguity in writing



Roger Lancelyn Green, Myths of the Norsemen | Sam Read Bookseller Online  Shop

This half term, Year 5 will be reading the text: Myths of the Norsemen by Roger Lancelyn Green




Translations, Rotations, and Reflections | CK-12 Foundation

This half term, Year 5 are focusing on:



  • Solve sum, difference and comparison problems using line graphs
  • Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph
  • Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including time tables.


  • Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in m and cm
  • Calculate and compare the area of rectangles
  • Estimate the area of irregular shapes
  • Estimating volume and capacity
  • Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in cm and m
  • Calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares) and including using standard units, square centimetres (cm2) and square metres (m2) and estimate the area of irregular shapes-



  • Find missing lengths in rectangles
  • Reasoning about regular and irregular polygons
  • Describe, identify and represent the shape following a translation or reflection
  • Can describe that a rectangle has two pairs of equal and parallel sides
  • Can describe that a rectangle has four right-angles
  • Can explain why a square is a type of rectangle
  • Can find missing lengths of rectangles
  • Can identify the diagonals of rectangles
  • Can make suggestions about the size of angles formed between the parallel sides of a rectangle and its diagonals
  • Can use the fact that the angle sum of a quadrilateral is 360° to make suggestions about the size of the angles formed between the sides of quadrilaterals
  • Draw given angles and measure them in degrees
  • Use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles.
  • Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles.
  • Can recognise that a regular polygon has n equal sides and n equal angles
  • Can identify regular and irregular polygons from a set of shapes and explain why
  • Can identify a square as the only regular quadrilateral.
  • Identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed.
  • Can describe the position of a shape after it has been reflected in a line that is parallel to an axis.
  • Can describe the position of a shape after it has been translated across and up.
  • Understand the difference between a congruent and similar shape.




Isaac Newton: Who He Was, Why Apples Are Falling

This half term in science, we will be focussing on the topic 'Forces'.


We will be to:

  1. Explaining how a lever works.
  2. Explaining why objects fall to Earth.
  3. Making and calibrating a force meter and explaining how it works.
  4. Investigating the effects of air resistance.
  5.  Identifying when objects are experiencing high or low water resistance.
  6. Investigating the effects of friction on different materials.
  7. Explaining how a pulley works.
  8. Explain how a gear train works.


World Knowledge

Our whole school Learning in Context theme is Super Heroes: Small Actions, Big Differences


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

We will be considering:

  • Why have the Vikings gained such a bad reputation?
  • How did the Vikings try to take over the country and how close did they get?
  • Raiders or settlers: how should we remember the Vikings?


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Year 5 PE is on a Wednesday morning.   Please can all the children come into school on this day in their school PE Kit. If it is a cold day, the children may wear plain black of blue jogging bottoms.

  • Cricket
  • Athletics


Things to remember in Year 5


  • P.E. Wednesday with Mr Coleclough
  • Homework set on Wednesday due for the following Monday
  • Spelling Test on Wednesday 
  • Five reads a week with reading diaries due in on Monday.
  • Times Table Rockstar practise each week set alongside homework
  • Home read books are changed throughout the week
  • Monday reading diaries in for guided reading

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