Welcome to Year 5 

Teacher: Mrs Abdelgalil
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Moreton & Mr Buttery


Spring Term Objectives

Year: 5      Date: April 2022

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






  • Identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations.
  • Know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles.
  • Draw given angles, and measure them in degrees (o )
  • Identify angles at a point and one whole turn (total 360o ), angles at a point on a straight line and 2 1 a turn (total 180o ), other multiples of 90o.
  • Use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles.
  • Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles.
  • Identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed.

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..

This half term our focus is a text called ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’

by Michael Morpurgo.




In Our English lessons we are going to be:


  • Choosing words for deliberate effect and using them thoughtfully and with precision.


  • Managing shifts in time and place effectively and guide the reader through my text.


  • Increase familiarity with modern fiction.


  • Explore different viewpoints in a text.


  • Considering how other authors develop character and settings.


  • Describing characters and setting.


  • To plan and develop ideas for writing a third person narrative and a newspaper report.


  • Choose words for deliberate effect and use them thoughtfully and with precision.


  • Using dialogue to advance action.


  • Edit for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.


Other useful information for this term:
  • Music for Y5 is on Mondays afternoon.
  • E. is on a Thursday afternoon. Please make sure you are wearing correct sports kit to school. A blue or black tracksuit is acceptable.
  • 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 - 

How can we use our knowledge of mechanical systems to make structures move?

During this topic, we will be:

  • Visiting a local park to look at the mechanics of playground


    A3 - I can generate ideas by collecting and using information.
    A4 - I can communicate alternative ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and pattern pieces and prototypes, showing that I am aware of constraints.

  • Looking at how cogs work, particularly on playground equipment and making our own cogs.

  • Designing a Ferris Wheel. Thinking about which material would be best to use, as well as considering strength and the ability to fold.

    A2 - I can incorporate the views of intended users and for the intended purpose.

  • Using our knowledge of rotation to create a model Ferris


    D1 - I can measure using mm to cut, score and fold with precision.
    D3 - I can select appropriate joining techniques.
    D4 - I can use techniques for reinforcing and strengthening structures.

  • Reviewing and evaluating our Ferris Wheel, thinking about the purpose and overall effect.

    A5 - I can reflect on my designs as they develop, drawing on previous experience.

  • Creating mechanisms using Lego.