Year 5 2021 - 2022

Mrs Schauer

Mrs Schauer, Mrs Stokes and Mrs Brown warmly welcome you to Year 5!

Year 5’s Autumn Term Learning Journey


We continue to follow ‘The Way, The Truth and the Life’ syllabus. 

Our first unit this term is ‘Creation’ where we reflect on the story of Creation and it’s meaning to us before looking at how we are the stewards of the Earth and how we can be God's great helpers . The main areas of focus are:

  • How did the world begin?
  • God is the creator
  • The Fall
  • Stewards of the Earth
  • God's great Helpers
  • God's great Gifts

Following this we will move onto the unit ‘God's Covenants’ where we will find out what a covenant is and the covenants God made with different people such as Noah, Abraham and the Israelites The main areas of focus for this topic are:

  • What is a Covenantt?
  • God's Covenant with Abraham
  • The Exodus
  • God's Covenants with the Israelites
  • The Prophets' Message
  • The New Covenant


This term the children will continue to follow the National Curriculum for Maths using the Power Maths scheme of work where we will consolidate prior knowledge and extend the children’s skills. Areas of the Maths curriculum we will cover include numbers up to 1,000,000, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, graphs and tables as well as area and perimeter. To support learning in these areas, it is really important that your child practises their times tables and weekly times tables tests will be given as well as regular mental maths activities.


Our first class text this term will be ‘Viking Boy’ written by Tony Bradman and also links with our topic ‘Invaders and Settlers’. This text will be used for our whole class guided reading and VIPERS sessions and will be the basis of lots of different genres of writing, including descriptive character and setting writing, narrative, letter writing, newspaper articles and diary entries.

In addition, discrete grammar, spelling and handwriting lessons will also be taught. It is also important that you continue to listen to your child read at home and record in their reading record at least once a week. 20 weekly spellings will be sent home and need to be practised for our weekly spelling test. Our speliings will focus on different spelling patterns as well as the year 5 and 6 statutory spellings.


Our topic for the autumn term is 'Invaders and Settlers' where other areas of the curriculum will be covered, such as history, geography, art and DT.

Within this topic we will find out about life after the Romans with the settling of the Anglo-Saxons before the invasions of the Vikings. This period of history will lead us to the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

Music and MFL

This year we will be having a visiting teacher, Miss Donkin, for Music on a Wednesday afternoon where differnt aspects of music and notaion will be looked at.

We also have a visiting teacher, Mrs Whitworth, for MFL on a Friday afternoon. The children will be, for the first time, studying German.


PE will take place on Fridays. Please ensure that PE kits are in school for a Friday. It may well be warm enough for your child to complete PE in their school PE shorts and top, but if the weather gets cooler, they will need to wear navy or black joggers or leggings and a navy/black jumper or hoodie. Please ensure that all PE items are clearly named as with all items of school uniform.

We are all looking forward to, what promises to be, an exciting term!!

Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.





Get playing Times Tables Rockstars! 

You can use the login assigned to you last year to use Times Tables Rockstars at home - get challenging your friends and see if you can make it to the top of the weekly Hall of Fame Leaderboard!

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For extra maths practice at home don't forget to log into ActiveLearn...

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St Gabriel's Catholic Primary School, Well Lane, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 2PG