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Year 5: Mrs Dickens and Mrs Cadwallader

Welcome back to the second half of Spring term where we have lots of exciting lessons and activities planned for the rest of term. 

Spellings will be tested on a Friday.

PE will be on a Tuesday and a Friday and, so you will need to be in a full, correct PE kit.

Please bring your reading diary into school every day - don't forget you have the chance to be entered into our reading raffle!


At Nantwich Primary Academy we absolutely love the acclaimed author Katherine Rundell, and this term we are going to be studying her fabulous book, Rooftoppers. This will tie in with our Geography work on Europe which we will be undertaking this term.

As a baby, Sophie is found floating in the English Channel in a cello case, as the ship she is travelling on slowly sinks beneath the waves. We will find out all about her adventures with her eccentric guardian, Charles Maxim, as she searches for her mother - a search that takes her to the rooftops of Paris.   

We will also be completing a whole school English topic based on The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan. What would you do with a strange creature that doesn't seem to belong anywhere?


Katherine Rundell



This second half of the Spring term in mathematics, we will begin with a journey into fractions. We'll look at how to represent them, introduce terms such as equivalent, numerator and denominator. Following this, we'll begin to look at how to read the time, and how to solve problems involving time. Next is a great little topic about the properties of shape, such as faces / edges / vertices and more. We'll finish off with a look at 'Mass & Capacity', while filling any gaps from the spring term such as statistical work.


First to use the fraction bar



Science this half term will be out of this world as we discover all about the solar system!

We will be using scientific evidence to consider how we found out that the sun and the planets are spherical bodies before looking in more depth at the planets within our solar system. 

We will then be learning about how day and night occur as well as thinking about the moon and its relationship to Earth.

This half term's homework is based on our Science topic.



Once again we have an amazing topic for this half term. Our Geography focus will be on Europe, where we will be identifying and locating the different countries within this continent.  

We will be taking an in depth look at both human and physical geography before moving on to focus on biomes. This will be followed by a series of mapwork lessons, where we will be working with compasses and then using 4 and 6 figure grid references. 


Knowledge Organisers

Click a coloured button to access key facts, words and more!



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Knowledge Organisers

Word Aware

To help new words stick in your long-term memory, use the Word Aware rap.

Choose a word from your weekly spelling list, and join in with the rap.

Think about...

What does it start with?
How many syllables does it have?
What does it rhyme with?
Can you put it in a sentence?

Share new words with your class.

Learning Powers

Every week we celebrate our learning powers and pupils across the school are awarded one of the following awesome mascots for a week.


"I'm Lovely Ladybird. I treat people with respect."


"I'm Busy Bee, resourceful, that's me! Hee hee!"


"I'm Groovy Grasshopper. I never give up."


"I'm Approachable Ant. My gift is reciprocity."


"I'm Beautiful Butterfly. I reflect on what I do!"


"I'm Smart Snail. I take risks with my learning."


"I'm Safe Spider. I'm always safe in school, at home, and on the world wide web - I'm e-safe."

Useful Basic Skills for Unconfident Mathematicians

Click on any of the topic videos below to watch some useful revision of basic skills needed in Maths.

Represent numbers to 100

10s and 1s using addition


Numbers to 1000

Numbers to 1000 (PVG)

100s, 10s and 1s (part 1)

100s, 10s and 1s (part 2)

Number line to 100

Number line to 1000

Find 1,10,100 more or less

Compare objects

Compare numbers

Ordering numbers

Count in 50s

Basic Maths Skills
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