Class 5 – Summer Term

Anglo-Saxons and Vikings


This term we will be using Beowulf as our stimulus linked to Anglo Saxons. The children will use the text to write a variety of fiction, including a story with the theme of defeating a beast.

We will continue with stand-alone spelling, grammar and handwriting lessons throughout the week.

Reading regularly is the most effective way for children to improve their writing. I would like all children to read most days and a variety of text types. If your child needs any guidance in choosing books, then please ask.


This term Maths’ lessons will consist of: fractions, decimals and percentages; properties of shape; position and directions; converting measurements and volume. Arithmetic skills including times tables will be a clear focus throughout the year.

The website has problem solving questions which will help your child apply the skills that they are learning in class. These will be part of our homework and they are designed to revise previously taught concepts as well as recently taught ones.


Science: This term we will finish our forces topic in Science: gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction. Later in the term our topic will be Living things and their habitats: life cycles of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds; reproduction in plants and animals. We will also describe the changes as humans develop to old age.

History/Geography: Our theme is Anglo Saxons and Vikings this term. We will look at the invasions, settlements and kingdoms, their art and culture as well as their laws and justices. This will then lead on to Viking raids, Alfred the great and Edward the Confessor.

Computing: I will be introducing the children to coding this term.

RE: We will focus on Worship and the Christian Creed.

MFL: Year 5 will continue to be taught French, by Madam Clowes on a Tuesday afternoon.

PSHCE: Our focus in our PSHCE sessions will be relationships and changes.

PE: PE sessions are every Friday. Please ensure correct kit is in school daily and clearly labelled with your child’s name.

During the Summer term the children will be learning to paddle board at Astbury Mere – more details to follow.


English, Maths and Spelling homework will be given out weekly.  When online homework is set, the children are always welcome to complete this in school during lunchtimes. Reading at home needs to be daily, with parents listening and questioning their child about what they have read at least 3 times each week. Please sign their planners weekly.