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Welcome to Olive Class

During the second part of Autumn term, we will be focusing on multiplication, division and statistics. The children will start by learning the skills then they will be given opportunties to apply these skills to a range of problems. The children will work on their individual Maths and English targets ensuring they are making excellent progress. In English will be working on writing a non-chronological report  based on a short clip.  Olive Class will complete a series of reading, writing and speaking activties based on this, as well as working on a range of grammar and spelling skills. In Science we will focus on Forces, the children will have the chance to learn new knowledge as well as conduct a range of comparative and fair tests and conduct their own reserach to answer scientific questions. Our History focus this term will be the Romans again. If you want to complete some extra homework this term, why don't you make a Roman shield or sword. 


Useful Information

PE sessions are on a Wednesday and Friday each week. Please ensure that full PE kits are in school every week.

Spelling lists go home every Monday, ready for a spelling test every Friday.

Mad about Maths challenges are updated every week on a Monday.

Homework will go out on a Monday and it is to be returned on a Friday.

Reading logs are checked each day. Please make sure that these are in school every day. Remember in Year 5, children are expected to read every day! 

Please support your child by ensuring they complete all their homework tasks and hand them in each Friday.

Bike Right

The children in Olive Class have had their two days of Bike Right. They loved every moment of it and the instructors were very impressed by the children's behaviour.Please ensure your child is safe on the roads when they are out and about on their bikes. 


Hope and Dreams Week

Year 5 loved taking part in a range of activities as part of Hope and Dreams Week. They were lucky enough to have a visit from the Police, an engineer and they also visited BCA to work with the STEM team. 



 This half term we will be looking at Non Chronolgical Reports. We will use a literacy clip  'Mystery Mansion' to enhance learning, along with teaching the skills that are needed for the children to independently write their own reports.

The children will continue to learn a range of grammar skills. This half term they will focus on fronted adverbials, adverbials, realtive clauses and expanded noun phrases. 



We will be working on multiplication, division and statistics.

 The children will also be learning the formal methods for multiplication and division. They will firstly learn the skills then be applying these skills to more complex problems. 

Click on the link below to find thousands of problems for your children to solve at home.



Also we will improve our speed and fluency with mental maths. Remember to choose a challenge from your maths passport to practise every week to help improve your mental maths skills.

Here are some links for games to help improve your mental maths skills.

Push the Button - times tables, doubles and halves and number bonds.

Loop Cards - addition and subtraction facts, doubles and halves and times tables.

Woodlands Junior - lots of different maths games to improve your mental maths.



In our topic work, we will be learning about the Romans. Our topic work is very much child led, the children will have the opportunity to research the past using the internet, a range books, visiting a museum and looking at artefacts. This terms challenege question is:

  • How did people from the past shape the world we know today?

In Science, the children will be learning about Forces. They will use research to find out about gravity, friction, air and water resistance.  Also they will be planning and carry out investigations to answer their own scientific questions based on air resistance. 

PE- Hockey

Computing -' Programming'







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