Welcome to Year 5 

Teacher: Miss Clarke 
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Moreton & Mr Buttery


Autumn Term Objectives

Year: 5      Date: November 2021

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






  • Solve problems using multiplication and division.
  • Multiply and divide whole numbers by 10,100 and 1000.
  • Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers.
  • Establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19.
  • Identify multiples and factors.
  • Know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (non[1]prime) numbers
  • Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in cm and m.rs, including finding all factor pairs.
  • Estimate the area of irregular shapes.
  • Calculate and compare the area of squares and rectangles.

Please continue to help your child learn and retain all twelve times tables.                   
They can practise by completing activities on Times Table Rock Stars and Purple Mash.

My Maths target is:

To know by heart all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12.

Our book this half term is

‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens and retold by Gill Tavner. 





In Our English lessons we are going to be:



  • Predicting what might happen and read the story together.
  • Explore the meaning of new words in context.
  • Draw inferences about characters’ thoughts, feelings and motives from their actions – justify with evidence.
  • Summarise main ideas from a paragraph/text and identify main ideas from text.
  • To plan and develop own ideas for writing to write a persuasive letter and a newspaper report.
  • Selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning.
  • Identify types of speech along with formal and informal language.


Other useful information for this term:
  • Music for Y5 is on Mondays afternoon. 
  • P.E. is on a Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure you are wearing correct sports kit to school. A blue or black tracksuit is acceptable. 
  • Swimming is on a Thursday afternoon. Please come to school in  your sports kit and remember your swimming kit.  
  • Make sure that long hair is tied back and earrings have been removed.
  • To encourage independence, your child is responsible for handing in their reading book when it needs changing. All children will be heard once a week in school and this will be noted in their planner. 
  • Homework is all set on Google Classroom. English homework set on a Tuesday and due in on Friday. 
  • Maths homework is set on a Friday and due in on Tuesday. 
  • Spellings are set on a Friday for a test the following Friday.

    Any issues please contact me on jclarke@lit-bloxwich.walsall.sch.uk


Discovery Quest Topic


Topic - What variety of cooking techniques can be used to prepare foods from around the world?


During this topic, we will be:

  • Stunning Start - Have a variety of foods to try, find out where they come from and plot them on a world map.
  • A1 - I understand seasonality and can identify different foods produced in each season. 
  • C1 - I can name and locate the countries of North and South America and identify their main physical and human characteristics.
  • C2 - I can name and locate some of the countries and cities of the world and identify human and physical characteristics, including hills, mountains, rivers, key features and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.
  • D2 - I can identify and describe the geographical significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, and time zones (including day and night).


  • Find out what the nutritional benefits of rice are and cook our own rice.
  • B2 - I can measure accurately and calculate ratios of ingredients to scale up or down from a recipe. 
  • B4 - I can demonstrate a range of baking and cooking techniques  (controlling the temperature of the oven on the hob).


  • Use a variety of techniques to make salsa and guacamole as well as learning about food hygiene.
  • B1 - I can apply the rules for basic food hygiene and other safe practices e.g. own safety, food storage.
  • B3 - I can prepare foods in a variety of ways e.g. chopping, peeling, grating, coring, sieving etc.


  • Compare Mexico to another country when thinking about how cuisine differs around the world.


  • Fantastic Finish – Follow a recipe card to make pretzels. 


Have a go at these homework activities and bring in whatever you do to share in class:

  1. Follow a recipe for a meal from another country – bring in the recipe and photos of what you did.
  2. Find out how pasta is made.
  3. Make a world map and locate where different foods come from.
  4. Find out what children eat for their school lunch in different countries.
  5. What are the most popular foods in the world?
  6. Make a fruit salad with fruits from at least three different countries.
  7. Design a menu for a restaurant made up of food from around the world.
  8. Find out how milk is made safe for us to drink.
  9. Grow your own vegetables or fruit and bring in photos.
  10. Find out what people around the world eat for Christmas.