Welcome to Year 5 

Teacher: Miss Frost
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Moreton, Mrs Taylor & Mrs Cordon


Spring 1 Term Objectives

Year: 5      Date: January 2023

This is intended for parents and pupils to share the learning objectives for the term. It also provides targets for the term ahead.






  • To multiply up to 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers.  
  • To multiply 2-digit numbers.
  • To multiply 3-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers.
  • To divide a number up to 4-digits by 1-digit.
  • To divide with remainders.
  • To use division efficiently.
  • To solve problems with multiplication and division.
  • To multiply unit, non-unit and mixed number fractions by an integer.  
  • To calculate fractions of an amount.
  • To find the whole.
  • To use fractions as operators.
  • To write decimals up to 2 decimal places- less than 1 and greater than 1.
  • To understand equivalent fractions for decimals- tenths and hundredths.
  • To understand thousandths as fractions and decimals.
  • To understand thousandths on a place value grid.
  • To compare and order decimals.
  • To round decimal numbers to the nearest whole number.
  • To round decimals to one decimal place. 


Our English lessons this half term will be based around a visual literacy clip called ‘The Piano’ created by Aidan Gibbons.




During our lessons we will-

  • Draw inferences about characters’ thoughts, feelings and motives from their actions.
  • Select appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning.
  • Organise writing into paragraphs to show different information or events.
  • Add well-chosen detail to interest the reader.
  • Use correct and consistent tense throughout a piece of writing.
  • Begin to use relative clauses, starting with a relative pronoun (who, which, where, when, whose, that).
  • Plan and develop ideas for writing a setting description and a diary entry.
  • Create a setting description.
  • Create a diary entry.




Topic: Animals including Humans   

The objectives we will cover include:

  • Describe the changes as humans develop to old age.
  • Understanding gestation periods of animals.
  • Understanding how a foetus develops.
  • To make observations of humans as we grow.
  • To understand the body changes during puberty.
  • To understand ways to stay healthy including looking after our mental health.


Discovery Quest:

How do different materials serve different purposes?

Click the link below to download our information sheet:


Other useful information for this term:

  • Remember your reading book and planner every day.
  • Please write in your child’s planner whenever you hear them read, this does not have to be their school reading book, it can be a library book, a book your child enjoys reading, etc. Remember there are example questions to ask them about their book in the planner.   
  • Homework is set on Google Classroom as follows- English homework is set on Tuesday and due inFriday.  Maths homework is set on Friday and due in on a Tuesday. It is an expectation in Year 5 that all children complete their homework on Google Classroom unless they do not have an electronic device.
  • Spellings are put on Google Classroom on Fridays for a test the following Thursday.   
  • P.E is on Thursdays, children need to come to school in their P.E kit. Please remember to tie up long hairand take out earrings or provide plasters.   
  • Please remember to bring a drink everyday- either water or squash.