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Paddock Wood Primary School

Paddock Wood Primary School

A school of excellence and enjoyment at the heart of its community

    Year 5 Studies

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    Term 1




    We will be concentrating on :

    • Place value to 6 digits
    • Formal methods of addition and subtraction
    • Solving problems involving money
    • Factors and multiples


    • Planning and writing newspaper reports
    • Descriptive writing, including characters and settings
    • Varied sentence structures
    • Drafting and editing for improvement


    Our topic this term will be space. We will study:

    • Timeline of space travel
    • The first moon landing
    • The International Space Station
    • Creating space-related art using chalk pastels


    We will cover concepts relating to our space topic, including:

    • Earth, Moon and Sun
    • Planets of the Solar System
    • Day and night
    • Phases of the Moon
    • Seasons


    Term 2




    This term we are focusing on :

    • Consolidation of number and place value
    • Mental arithmetic strategies, including quick recall of number facts
    • Written strategies for all four operations
    • Problem-solving


    • Non-chronological reports, including biographies
    • Traditional tales related to the Anglo-Saxons with a focus on the epic poem Beowulf
    • Improvement of vocabulary and sentence structure through study of other narrative texts
    • Using drama to improve writing


    We will be studying materials, including:

    • Comparing and grouping materials based on properties
    • Applying knowledge of the three states of matter to the processes of dissolving, filtering, sieving and evaporating
    • Reversible and irreversible changes


    Our topic this term will be Anglo Saxons. We will look at:

    • Invasion and settlement of Anglo-Saxons in Britain
    • Geography of Anglo-Saxon Britain compared to the UK of today
    • Daily Anglo-Saxon life
    • Defensive strategies
    • Anglo-Saxon beliefs, laws and justice

    How you can help at homeā€¦


    We recommend that you aim to read every day. Please sign the reading diary every time your child reads at home. It is important that children read a wide variety of challenging texts and genres, as this will be highly beneficial for their writing. Talking to your child about what they have read will help you to gauge their understanding.


    Maths and English homework will be given out weekly and will consolidate learning from the week. Children should spend no longer than 30 minutes on each homework task.


    Children are expected to know all times tables up to 12x12. It is important that children continue to practise their times tables regularly as rapid recall of these facts is extremely important across all areas of maths. They must also know the related division facts.


    Each class has PE twice a week. Please ensure PE kits are in school at all times, and as it gets colder, that they have jogging bottoms and suitable PE shoes.