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Year 5

The document below contains all of the statutory requirements of the new National Curriculum for each subject.  There are supporting appendices that should be read and used alongside this.


The statutory requirements within this document inform the long, medium and short term planning to ensure full coverage and progression.

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In Year 5 this term, we are learning how to read and write a range of non- fiction, fiction and poetry. It would help your child enormously if you could support their learning by encouraging them to read a selection of fiction and non-fiction books, poetry and plays.  The children are allowed to borrow two books at a time from the Active Learning Library and we are also fairly close to both Britwell and Slough libraries.  There is also a wealth of resources on the internet.


In Maths, we will continue to focus on quick recall of important number facts, especially focusing on number bonds (up to 1000), times tables (up to 12 x 12) and halving odd numbers mentally. The children will learn multiplication and division strategies, fractions, measurement and geometry. If you would like to know what methods your child is being taught, please do not hesitate to come into school and ask to meet with your child’s teacher.


In other subjects, we will investigate Living Things and their Habitats in Science. In French, we will continue to practise useful phrases and learning how to say and identify members of the family. In Geography, we will be studying the oceans and seas across the world. In History, the children will be continuing to study British History, focusing on how the Vikings eventually defeated the Anglo Saxons.


In PSHE, the children will learn about the rights and responsibilities as a British citizen and as a member of the school. They will also learn about being healthy.  


Many thanks for all the support you give your child.  It is very important that we continue to work in partnership with you to ensure they make the most of their learning opportunities.

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