Year 5

Summer Term

Well done year 5 for completing the Spring term. You have worked hard and achieved so much!  I hope you have had a super Easter break and are ready for an exciting term ahead.

Escape the Labyrinth

This topic is all about Ancient Greece and we will be delving into the history and exploring the Greek Gods and Goddesses, studying ancient art work including patterns and sculpture associated with the era. The children will take part in a Greek themed day, where they will learn about how and when the Olympic games started. The children will create and take part in their own Olympic games and evaluate them. They will also be tasting Greek food and conducting a presentation to an audience.



In English, we will be reading ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’ which links with our current topic. We will also be reading about lots of the favourite Greek Mythology such as – Pandora’s Box, Medusa, Theseus and the Minotaur. They will be learning how to use description in their writing to create tension and imagery. They will have many opportunities to publish their work.

Towards the end of the term, we will be focusing on poetry.


In Mathematics we will be focusing on decimals and percentages, shape, position and direction, converting units and volume.  We will continue the times tables practise alongside weekly arithmetic and key skills.

Please take some time to look at the wonderful work we completed during our last term.

Maths Expectations

To help you prepare for Year 5, it would be great if you could work on the following key skills. Take a look at the following document:

Year 5 Maths Key Skills


Your child will be given a new set of spellings to practise each week and will be tested weekly.

Please download the spelling lists below. Your child should know which group they are in.

Spellings Group 1 Summer 1

Spellings Group 2 Summer 1

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Please see below the homework for spring term.

Included in the pack are some maths, writing, reading and topic activities to complete. Alongside this are some interesting tasks that you can do at home to link with our character counts at school.

Homework Year 5 Spring 2

Topic work 2021 – 2022

Take a look at some of the work we created during our topic Global Explorers

Spring Term – Marvellous Maps