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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Year 5 Learning at Home

Our home learning page will give you links to help you continue learning if you are at home. You can access these lessons on any device: phone, tablet, laptop or PC. Have fun!
Spring 1 


We are writing a diary, a set of instructions and part of an adventure narrative. These grammar skills will be useful:

Here are a set of lessons on sentence types; use of tense; and speech punctuation.  


We are learning about fractions, percentages and decimals. 


We are learning about materials.


We are improving our geographical skills and learning about maps and how to create and read maps. 


We are learning to play musically with increasing confidence and control. We will learn about musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures - by creating a sound scape for Harry Potter.



We are improving our spoken language and increasing our vocabulary by learning about healthy eating.  

Autumn 1


We will be writing persuasive texts this half term. Use this link to follow 10 lessons all about writing to persuade. 

Our class novel is "Wonder" by by Raquel Jaramillo. 


This half term, we will be practising our place value skills. These 15 lessons about reasoning with large numbers will help. 


We are learning about growing up and growing old in Science. 


Have a go at these lessons on rhythm. 


We are learning how to draw self-portraits. Check this YouTube clip and then try to draw your own self portrait. 


We are learning how to talk about school subjects in French.


We are learning about the Anglo-Saxons. 


We are learning about internet search engines. 


We are learning about what people from religious and non-religious backgrounds believe about God, and why people believe in God.

There is a link here to humanism to look at some reasons. 

Autumn 2

In English this half term we are reading the story, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. In writing we are writing descriptions of places and also diaries.

In Maths we are learning about multiplication and division calculations. After this we are learning about graphs. 
In Science, we are learning about forces. 
In Music, we are learning about jazz. 
In DT we are learning about mechanisms and pulleys and gears.
In French, we are learning about living in the city. 
In History, we are learning about the Vikings. 
In Computing, we are learning about Coding. 
In RE, we are learning about places of worship.