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St Martin's Primary School


Year 5


We would like to welcome all the children back to St Martin’s as we start 2024. We are so excited for the year ahead and the topics we are going to learn about. Mrs Holder and Mrs Adams are our teachers and we have Mrs Keen who will be working with us.



This term, we will be working hard continuing to develop our writing skills in a wide range of genres. We are also going to be working hard to ensure we are expanding our vocabulary within our writing and will be having weekly comprehension activities which will build on the skills that the children already have in this area to allow them to gain more confidence. Our Reading for Meaning book this term is ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar– a real modern classic – which we will be integrating to our English lessons.


In Maths, we will be focusing heavily on developing and recapping formal methods of multiplication and division. We will be relating this to real life situations as well as applying this knowledge to a range of skills including working on area of shape, factors and prime numbers and many other new skills in maths. We will be still focusing heavily on our times tables as they are a crucial tool that will help everyone greatly in their maths education throughout their childhood. We will still have access to Times Tables Rockstars - which can also be accessed at home as well!



In our Geography we are going to explore 4 and 6 figure grid references. This should be a very interesting topic that will allow us to study a range of locations in the UK in detail as well as improve our mapping skills.



We will be continuing to learn about Ancient Greeks in History and then move on to studying the Maya. This is a really interesting topic which gives the children the opportunity to compare historic events.



In Science this half term our topic is Forces. This is a very fun topic that offers us the chance to do lots of investigations.



PE is on Monday and Thursday this term. Please remember your PE kits for these days. We are lucky enough to have an external coach teach the children cricket so it is really important the children have their kits in order to take part fully.




After the children have worked so hard on their singing skills for Young Voices, this term we will focus on tuned and untuned instruments, following the Charanga music scheme.


Mrs Holder and Mrs Adams.