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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-

  • Developing mental strategies of addition, subtraction, multiplication.
  • Consolidating skills of adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers.
  • Data handling and using units of measure.
  • Identifying and ordering fractions
  • Solving number patterns and word problems.
  • Practising multiplication and division facts for 2,3,4,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11,12  times.

- English- lots of topic-linked learning including an informational leaflet on a space character, sea poetry, and a recount of a scene in Hamlet having studied the text.

- Topic- our topic this term is Space.  We will be doing all manner of exciting things including learning about the relative distance between the Sun, Earth and Moon; investigating whether the Earth is round; the movement and orbit of the Earth; graphs to show the amount of hours of sunlight; the phases of the Moon and looking at 'what is gravity?'



Of course this half term also includes our residential experience to Robinwood.  The space below will used to showcase pictures of what I know will be a fantastic experience on our return.


Don't forget you can track our progress and get a sneak preview of the excitement by following us on Twitter @firsprimarysale.

Welcome back to what I know will be a fun-packed and exciting Spring 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

Spring Term Newsletter

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.