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Spring 2

Awesome Earth!


First of all, thank you for all of your support, patience and well wishes during the last half term. I never thought that I would ever catch the virus, especially as I only go from home to work and vice versa. However, I did and sods law it was nasty. I again thought after my ten days in hospital that I would be better, how wrong I was. This is the third week since I left hospital and I am still very weak, tired and breathless. That said I am well enough to work from home and teach online.


This half term is probably as unpredictable as the last but we will continue to provide the best education for your children as we can. Our topic is Awesome Earth and is a Geography based topic. We will be learning about natural disasters, weather phenomena and the impact that these are having on our environment. In ICT we will be building games using Scratch 2.0, this is free software that the children can download.

Reading in Year 5...

Every day I expect the children to read for 20 minutes using a book of their choice. I will also provide a range of reading comprehension tasks for them to complete daily. Once per week I will zoom with your children to listen to them read on 1:1 basis.

General Reminders…

  • A daily timetable will be included at the start of every powerpoint, every day.
  • Can you please ensure that your child is logged on by the time specified, so that we can started straight away.
  • Lots of children are not submitting their work on Class Dojo, if you are unsure of your child’s login let me know and I will send it to you.
  • Extra work is provided on the powerpoints for those that want to do it.


This terms topic is ……..

Our topic is called Awesome Earth and is a Geography based topic. Over the half term our learning objectives will be:


  • Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle
  • Know how to use graphs to record features such as temperature or rainfall across the world


  • Pupils should be taught to use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • Pupils should be taught to use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output


Talk for writing – The Game (a finding tale)


Maths half termly objectives:

  • complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables
  • Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph.
  • Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number.
  • Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths.
  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number [for example, 2/5 + 4/5 = 6/5 = 1 1/5].
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number.
  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams.
  • Read and write decimal numbers as fractions [for example, 0.71 = 71/100].
  • Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents.
  • Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place.
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places.
  • Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places.
  • Recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal.
  • Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of 1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 2/5, 4/5, and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25.
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes.
  • Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the meaning of the equals sign.


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