Year 5 2023 - 2024

Miss Tyrer 5/6LT

Miss Tyrer 5/6LT

Miss Gittins 5MG

Miss Gittins 5MG

Mrs Edwards  5SE

Mrs Edwards 5SE

Welcome to Year 5!


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Our history topic this term is...


War Over Time


By the end of Autumn Term, we will know when World War 1 and World War 2 began and ended and some of the main countries involved in the wars. We will know some of the main reasons why the wars began and the impact the wars had on the people of Britain. We will know how women’s roles changed before, during and after the wars.  We will make comparisons between WWI and WWII, and we will understand the consequences of the First and Second World War, and the ways in which Britain had to rebuild post war. We will have considered what has been learned from WW1 and WW2 and make connections to modern day wars and conflicts. 




In English this term, our focus text is The Day War Came by Nicola Davies

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 This emotive pictture book tells the journey of a child forced to become a refugee when war destroys everything she has ever known. Imagine if, on an ordinary day, war came. Imagine it turned your town to rubble. Imagine going on a long and difficult journey – all alone. Imagine finding no welcome at the end of it. Then imagine a child who gives you something small but very, very precious... 


Our mastery targets in English this term are:

  • *Use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis
  • *Use a variety of verb forms correctly and consistently including the progressive and the present perfect forms


    *Link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials and tense choices   


Exploring Guided Reading in the Primary Grades - KNILT


This term, we will be reading, 'When We Were Warriors' by Emma Carroll in our whole class reading sessions.

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A body washed up on the beach . . .
Evacuation to an old house with forbidden rooms and dark secrets . . .
An animal rescue service . . .

Set in World War Two, Emma Carroll explores the resilience, resourcefulness and inventiveness of children when their lives fall to pieces.


Mastery Keys 


*Draw inferences (inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions) and justify with evidence.

*Evaluate authors’ language choice, including figurative language. 

*Make comparisons within and across books   




In Autumn 2, we will be focusing on the topics 'Multiplication and Division' and 'Fractions' in maths lessons.



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Year 5 will have P.E and COJO's on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Please ensure children have a weather-appropriate kit for these P.E. days, which includes a white top and black/navy joggers/shorts. Both PE sessions may take place outside for this half term, so it may be best for children to wear an outdoor kit for both lessons.



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