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Hempstalls Primary School

Come as you are and leave as a Champion


Year 5


 Y5 curriculum
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This week’s work is focused on fractions, decimals and percentages - click the picture below to find the lesson video, resources and answers!

And don't forget we have access to Numbots and TTRockstars! Click the links on the images below!


Reading and comprehension:

This weeks reading and activities have been set on reading eggs- you have a book to read, questions to answer about the book and some lessons to try and work through!

Reading Task 1


Please continue to wow us with your project ideas. Keep us updated on your progress on padlet- we love to see your writing!


Writing task week 1

Expert Afternoons

Please see this week’s overview for our excellent expert lesson ideas!

We would like to take this opportunity to offer a very warm welcome to yourselves and your child to this academic year at Hempstalls. Year 5 is an important year for the children. They are now upper Key Stage 2 and are at a point where a positive attitude to school and learning is vital to equip them with the confidence and skills that they need for Year 6.

During the Autumn term, the children will be working as historians to study ‘Turmoil and Tragedy’ in the Tudor period with a focus on Henry VIII and his quest for power. They will also be working as physicists to investigate air resistance and gravity and as geographers to identify capital cities from significant countries in Europe. The children will also be working with different texts from Shakespeare including ‘As you like it’ as part of our work as a Royal Shakespeare Company associate school.

During the Spring term, the children will be working as historians to study ‘Raiders and Traders’ in the Viking period with a focus on the conflict that took place and how this had consequences. They will also be working as biologists to study life cycles and how plants and animals reproduce. In Geography, the children will be looking at rivers and mountains and linking this to the Vikings and how they used waterways to trade.

During the Summer term, the children will be working as historians to study ‘The Revolution’ during the Victorian period in time with a focus on change. They will also be working as Chemists to look at reversible and irreversible changes in materials and our whole school project on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ will enable them to access several pieces from Shakespeare using different drama techniques.

Swimming sessions take place on a Monday afternoon and PE takes place on a Friday afternoon.

We are very lucky to have classroom support from Mrs Tagg, who is an experienced teaching assistant.

We are looking forward to the year ahead!

Miss McDonald


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