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Following the Leading Learners Long Term Plan this half term we are focusing on statistics and measurement. Our grid targets are:                                                               Measurement                                                                                                                                                            I can convert between different units of metric measure (for example, kilometre and metre; centimetre and metre; centimetre and millimetre; gram and kilogram; litre and millilitre)
 I can understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints
 I can measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres
 I can 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
 I can estimate volume [for example, using 1 cm3 blocks to build cuboids (including cubes) and capacity [for example, using water]
 I can solve problems involving converting between units of time
 I can use all four operations to solve problems involving measure [for example, length, mass, volume, money] using decimal notation, including scaling.

Statistics.                                                                                                                                                                     I can solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph
 I can complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables

It is imperative that your children know all of their tables up to 12 x 12 so that they can move forward and develop their multiplication and division formal recording. Correct methods of recording feature strongly in the new Yr6 SATs.

In History we will be studying: Benin 900-1300   

In this topic we will learn about the rise and establishment of the Benin Kingdom, consider what brought the Edo people to the rainforests of Benin and how the empire grew; study the rulers of the Edo people, their everyday life, their religion and worship, their trading currencies and trade routes, their music and art and finally how the Kingdom of Benin came to an end.

In geography we will be studying: a journey through the Americas.

We will be travelling through North America with a focus on latitude and longitude.



In Science we will be studying the uses and properties of materials.


In P.E. will be improving our cricket skills.

Ways you can help your child:

Reading as regularly as possible and encouraging your child to read to you. Number games can also be fun to play on the way to and from school and help your child’s mental maths skills!

Helping them learn their tables. Random quickfire questions will help their instant recall of their facts.

Helping your child find the time to attempt work on their homework grid.

Trips and visits:



Useful websites:

Education City

Grammar Monster

Any other useful information:

PE this half term is on Tuesday afternoons, please ensure your child has a suitable kit to wear (including pumps or trainers). Please bring your kit on Mondays and then leave it in school during the week. We often have exciting events happening in school which mean we have to change our P.E. days. If the kit is in school we are ready for anything.

A celebration assembly take place each Friday morning at 9.00am, which everyone is welcome to attend.

Homework Grid

Year 5

Please support your child to complete an activity from their homework grid each week.  They can complete more than one activity if they would like to.  Once they have completed an activity they are encouraged to bring it into school on a Monday and celebrate their work with the rest of the class.

Learn times tables to 12 x 12 and division facts. Talk about the book you are reading for the Book Challenge with an adult. Write a boring sentence like ‘The dog barked.’ And improve it. Make a list of things that make you happy and share it. Draw a moon chart. What does it look like each night? Keep a sleep diary. What nights did you have a good sleep and why? Practise some of your spellings from your Yr5/6 chart.
Listen to some African music. What do you like about it? Design and draw a new cover for the book that you are reading. Choose a maths calculation and explain it to an adult. Watch a movie with your adult. Turn off games and phones for 15 minutes and have a good chat. Start a diary. Write an adventure story. You could be the hero or heroine.

More information about our Curriculum can be found in the documents tab of our website.