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Year 5 Tigers

     Welcome to the Tigers' webpage!    


The Tiger's teacher this year is Mrs. Chatten.

Mrs. Mulla will also be helping us in Year 5, in the mornings.



The Tigers' library day is every other Tuesday.

We go swimming on a Thursday morning and our PE sessions are now on 

a WEDNESDAY afternoon - please don't forget your kit!





Autumn 1




This half term, in English, we will be reading a story set in Anglo-Saxon times, called 'Better than Gold'.

We will be writing information texts, diary entries and short stories.



The children will be learning to write fantastic descriptions of settings and learning how to develop stories.


We will also be studying the Year 5 grammar syllabus, looking at areas such as how to use expanded noun phrases, relative clauses, commas for clauses, adverbials and punctuation such as brackets, dashes and hyphens.

Ask your child if they know what these mean and where/how to use them.


We will also be having weekly reading comprehension lessons. The children will be learning how to do active reading and how this can help them to answer questions.

Ask your child to read a short piece of text at home and see how much they can tell you about it e.g. what they think it is about, when is it set, what impression do they get of the characters, what prior knowledge do they have? If there are any words that you don't know, look them up in a dictionary, then see if you can use them at school!




Year 5 Mathematics - Autumn 1

Place value and rounding - what each digit in a number means and how to  round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

Mentally adding and subtracting multiples of 10 e.g. 10, 100 and 1000.

Properties of 3D shapes - names of 3D shapes and how to identify them.

Multiplying by 10 and 100 - using this to adjust to multiply by 9 and 99.

Fractions - finding fractions of amounts, counting forwards and backwards in fractions and comparing fractions

Translation of shapes - moving shapes around on a grid. 

Children should have learnt all of their times tables by the end of Year 4. In Year 5, we will be working on answering at speed and knowing the related division facts.


Please encourage your child to practise their tables - they are essential for nearly EVERY area of Maths.




In TOPIC we will be studying 'The Anglo-Saxons.'

We will be looking at who they were and why/when they invaded Britain. We will also cover law and order in Anglo-Saxon times. They had some very unusual punishments; can you find out any to share with the class?

We will also be looking at what impact they have had on our lives today.

In Science, our topic is 'Living things and their habitats'

We will be studying the life cycles of different animals and insects, such as mammals and butterflies. We will also be looking at how plants reproduce and what each part of a plant does.

In RE, our topic is 'Wisdom'

We will be looking at the Christian, Muslim and Sikh religions and seeing how wisdom is important in each one.


What an exciting term this is

going to be!!

How can you help your child to succeed at school?


- test your child on their times tables REGULARLY!!

By the END of year 5 children should know them ALL off by heart!

Can they say them in order? What about BACKWARDS?!

Can they answer random quickfire questions?



In Maths, we will also be practising written addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods - you could help your child by asking them to explain to you what they have learnt - see if they can teach you a new method!!



- test your child on their weekly SPELLINGS

Can they spell the word out loud? Can they write it down?


- TALK to your child! Ask them what they are learning. This really is one of the best ways to help your child.

Can they teach you something you don't already know? 


Please support your child in listening to them read three times a week; encouraging them to learn their spellings; encouraging them to go on My Maths and helping them with their weekly English and Maths homework.

Thank you for all your support. smiley