Mr Smith, Miss Thomas and Mr Cooper would like to welcome you to the Year Five homepage. Here you will be able to catch up on the latest news and information for Year Five and keep up to date with the fantastic learning and achievements throughout the year!

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This term in Year Five


English:  Throughout this half term, Year 5 will be creating their own Non-Chronological Report about a minibeast discovered on Sherrier site. The children have been tasked with finding an elusive minibeast that resides within the Sherrier grounds. We will do lots of exploring across the grounds in search for this minibeast before writing a descriptive piece about the creature they have discovered.



Maths: Our main focus this half term is behind with adding and subtracting decimals. We will then look briefly at multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000. Following this we will move on to learning how to measure angles with a protractor, as part of out Geometry focus. 



Connected Curriculum: A bug, a creepy-crawly, a beast! He'll tickle your skin then go for a sting! Arachnids, invertebrates, molluscs and myriapod, hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks...Come search for these minibeasts, and let's sort them out!How many legs? How many wings? Who does it eat? Can you classify it? Can you draw it or make it? 

During out 'Beast Creator' topic, Year 5 will be learning all about the wonderful creepy-crawlys in our garden's and around the world. 

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Maths Overview


• If you could be an insect for a day, what kind would you be? Why? Where would you live? How safe would you be from predators?

• Make a bug’s-eye plan of your classroom or bedroom. How would things look from high up there on the wall?

• Read the novel Charlotte’s Web, then write a book review to share with your friends. Is it a good read? Would you recommend it?

• Find out which flowers and herbs attract minibeasts. Plant a bulb or seed in a pot or planter and see who comes to visit.

• Go on a bug hunt in a local park or woodland. What will you find? Can you photograph it?

• Make a comparison between two minibeasts. How are they similar? How are they different?

• Visit a local museum or nature centre to find out more about minibeasts and bugs. Make your own sketchbook and record any information you can gather.

• Use dough or clay to make a replica of your favourite minibeast. Bring it in to school to share with others.

• Make a minibeast glossary to explain all the specialist vocabulary associated with this topic.

• Use poster paints to design a beautiful and symmetrical design for a butterfly’s wings. Can you transfer your design to a computer?



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Our PE days are TUESDAY and THURSDAY. Please ensure you have you  PE kit in school.

If your child does not have appropriate kit in school then they will not be able to take part in P.E lessons.


Children should have an outdoor and indoor P.E kit. All t-shirts should be white, plimsoles should be worn for indoor P.E and trainers for outdoor. One type of shoe can not be used for both. 



As a year group we  will be working  as ambassadors for the Christian Value "Trust". Throughout the year we will be exploring the other values adopted by Sherrier pupils but we will be focusing on what it means to be a compassionate in class, on the playground and at home. If your child impresses you with how  trustworthy they are at home do share this with us.


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Last update: 2019-06-11