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St John's Church of England Primary School

Love of GodLove of NeighbourLove of Oneself

Year 5

Autumn Term

Welcome back to the new school year. All the children seem excited to be back and we have a packed term to look forward to.

Within our Literacy lessons we start by looking at the book "Goth Girl and the Ghost of  a Mouse". We will be extending our writing skills with an initial focus on detailed character description and extending our sentences using relative clauses. Our literacy will also link to our Art, in which we will be producing some work inspired by the pen and ink illustrations for "Goth Girl" done by author/illustrator Chris Riddell.

During Maths lessons we will be consolidating our understanding of place value, extending our range to numbers up to one million and down to three decimal places. We will link this to multiplying and dividing by ten, one hundred and one thousand. We will continue to embed our arithmetic and times table skills, the underpinning of all our calculations work. We will also be thinking hard about reasoning and explaining clearly how we have worked out our answers.

This term in Science our topic is human growth and changes. This, together with our Design and Technology topic of healthy food, will be brought into particular focus during Healthy School Week, which starts on Monday 1st October.

Our topic will be based around countries. We will consider geographical similarities between different countries, how the terrain of a country might have a direct impact on the lifestyles of people who live there and how country borders might arise and change. As part of this topic we will be visiting the Imperial War Museum North in Salford. This will also link with our work leading up to Remembrance Day.

For Computing and RE the children will be working with Mr McDonald, where they will be developing their understanding of staying safe while online, and exploring The Fruits of the Spirit. 

PE lessons will be led by Stockport County coaches on a Monday, starting with tag rugby skills, and gymnastics with Cerys on a Tuesday.



Mr Williams and the Year 5 team.