In our English, we will be looking at developing our writing skills by studying different grammatical tools. We will investigate these tools and consider the impact they have on our writing and how a good writer can use these to their advantage.

Both Year 5 and 6 are going to be using different stimuli as our writing inspiration. We will be writing newspaper reports on the 2004 Thailand Tsunami as well as writing diary extracts as if we were. As part of this, we will be watching part of the film ‘The Impossible’ and interviewing a member of staff who was in Sri Lanka at the time. We will also be looking at writing instructions around baking hot cross buns.


We are always working on our mental maths skills and strategies in Year 5 and 6. This half term is no different as we will continue to discuss and practise the best mental strategies for solving problems.

Alongside this, Year 6 will be looking at Graphs and Averages, Percentages, Volume and Area and Perimeter. We will also be focusing on our arithmetic which is recapping and practising the four operations.

Year 5 will be moving on to decimals and percentages. They will be learning how to find different percentages of whole numbers and multiplying and dividing decimals by whole numbers.

In Spanish this half term, both year groups will be focusing on ‘Eating Out’. They will be learning how to order hot and cold drinks; engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others and seek clarification.


This half-term, both Year 5 and Year 6 will be looking at Electricity. They will focus on developing the following skills:

  • Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.
  • Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.
  • Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.


In Art this half term, we will be focusing on 3D shapes. This will include sketching 3D shapes and incorporating this will clay work.


For our music, we are going to be practising songs with the entirety of KS2. This will then be shared with parents at the KS2 Easter event.


Our PE focus for this half term are handball and health related exercises. All classes will be accessing two hours of PE every week and all children in Year 5 will continue to access swimming lessons every Tuesday. Please see below which sports your class will be learning.

Jellyfish: Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA) and Swimming

Starfish: Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA) and Swimming

Octopus: Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA) and Dance

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