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Lions Y5

Welcome to Lions' Class Page!


We hope that you enjoy reading about all the exciting things that we have planned for the Autumn term!




Miss Speelman is the class teacher and Mrs Metcalfe is the teaching assistant in Lions . 


This Autumn term, all of our work will centre around the question: ‘Who were the braver: The Anglo-Saxons, The Vikings or The Scots?'



Our Autumn topic is all about different invaders and how they invaded/defended England. Throughout the half term we will we learning about and comparing how they all lived, how they fought and who eventually came out on top. 




A lot of our English writing and reading this term will be inspired by our topic. We’ll be revisiting lots of different skills and learning some more throughout lots of engaging pieces of writing including dragon descriptions, stories and some non-fiction texts.





We love maths in year 5. We will begin the year by focusing on place value to ensure that we have a thorough understanding of number. The four operations will follow, ensuring all children have developed key skills for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Finally, we will move onto measurement and finish the half term with some perimeter and area learning.





As we have made the jump to upper key stage too it’s important that our expectations and level of challenge have increased too. We will be using a wide range of texts to develop retrieval, inference and prediction skills with a huge focus on vocabulary. To compliment our topic we will be reading ‘Viking Boy’ which is a fantastic novel by Tony Bradman. It’s the story of how Gunnar’s world is turned upside down and how he swears a blood oath to avenge his family.





'The Earth and beyond' is the name of our science topic for the first part of the Autumn term. We will develop our knowledge of the Earth’s (and other planets’) place in the solar system, and their relationships with other bodies in space, in particular with the Sun.


In the second half term our topic is 'Get Sorted'. We will be comparing and classify a range of materials according to their properties and their uses. 




As it is so important, e-safety will feature heavily throughout the term.

We will also be developing our skills on scratch. 


Art and DT


This term’s Art and DT are very exciting. Again, we will use Vikings as our inspiration to create water colour seascapes and collages. We will also be practicing our sketching throughout the topic.





We are very excited to be starting Bible Explorers this haflf term, where we will learn about the 'New Testament'. 





This term we are lucky to be learning the rules and skills for  football with sports coach Mr Soleh. 

We will also be completing multi-skills with P.E coach Dan. 


P.E will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday.


Children need to come in their P.E kits and ensure they are dressed appropriately for the changing weather, as we may be outside. 



Homework and Spellings

Weekly homework and spellings will always been on Seesaw.

Please can you encourage your child to practise their spellings, complete their homework and read at least 3 times a week in line with our home/school agreement.


Children will be assigned weekly spellings on EdShed.



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