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Year 5 Mr Taylor

Welcome all to Class DT.


I know that starting a new school year in a new class with a new teacher can be daunting.  Be assured that you are in good hands and I have many exciting, fun and challenging activities that will keep you engaged this term. Thank you to all those children who have introduced their parents/ guardians to me.  Everyone feels better when they can put a face to a name.  If I haven't managed to see you yet, I am on the playground every evening; come and say hello!


I will attach our newsletter with full details below, but curriculum highlights this term include:

- Maths- place value, ordering numbers including decimals, negative numbers and revision of the written methods;

- English- lots of topic-linked learning including a character description, retelling of a Viking Saga and a non-chronological report.  Also, among other things, several pieces tied to a novel- 'Journey to Jo'burg' which we will be studying.

- Topic- our topic this term is the Vikings.  We will be doing all manner of exciting things including using water colours to paint a depiction of Thor- the Viking God of Thunder- and making our own longboats.

Welcome back to what I know will be a fun-packed and exciting Autumn Term.


Please find below a copy of this term's newsletter which includes some details of some of the exciting things we have planned this term.


We expect children to read at home on a regular basis in year 5 and keep practising the rapid recall of their times tables up to 12x12. Each week, children will receive a piece of literacy homelearning, a piece of maths homelearning and fifteen spellings to learn.  Homelearning is usually given out on a Friday and should be returned no later than Wednesday to enable us to mark and feedback.


Mr Taylor

Year 5 Autumn Newsletter 2017

A trip down memory lane


New year 6 students are sometimes sad that their memories are lost (from the website) when a new class moves up to year 5.  So that their hard work and effort is not lost and so that you have a sample of the types of things and activities that you may have in store this year, please see a taster of these below....

Scrooge Character description: Talk for Writing activity

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Below are three Class DT girls who performed a song they wrote as part of a whole-school home learning task for anti-bullying week.


Click on the link below to watch their (nerve-wracking) performance in front of the whole school in Assembly.

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Sort it out: Lyrics

Our class display that we did during transition day

Our class display that we did during transition day 1

Mindset Madness: Class DT

As a school, we have been doing a lot of thinking, talking and learning about how to grow our brains. We know that our brains are muscles that can be exercised like any other: if we want to become smarter, we have to work hard and try challenging things.

Class DT on Roald Dahl Day

Class DT on Roald Dahl Day 1

Here is a copy of the Year 5 expectations - this covers what children will be learning throughout the year in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Here is a copy of the new Numeracy Framework for Y5 to help you understand what your child will be learning and when.