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Year 5 Mr Tumilty

Welcome all to Year 5 - Autumn.


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 and help you to grow your brain. 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 and Written methods

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers determining the value of each digit
  • Count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10
  • Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents
  • Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place

Written addition and subtraction

  • Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits and decimals with two decimal places
  • Choose an appropriate strategy to solve a calculation based upon the numbers involve
  • Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why


- English-


  • Writing a character description of the Viking god Thor based on the saga of Thor and the Giants.

Non Fiction

  • Writing a formal report to describe and explain different aspects of Viking daily life


Writing Kenning poetry, riddle-like phrases used by Vikings and Anglo-Saxons


- Topic-

Our topic this term is The Vikings. We will be doing all manner of exciting things including learning about:

Geography and History:

  • Recognising and describing key features of the Icelandic landscape
  • Making connections between the Icelandic landscape and the legacy of Viking settlers
  • Investigating and mapping the routes of Viking invaders and settlers



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. 


Don't forget you can track our progress throughout the term on Twitter @firsprimarysale.


Thank you for your continued support.

Mr Tumilty, Mrs Morgans & Mrs Lawrence.

Year 5 Autumn Curriculum Newsletter

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.

Year 5 are Mindset Masters.