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Welcome to the Iguana Class








Welcome to the Iguana class with Miss Peace and Miss Scott. This page is for our parents and children to use together. It includes information about what Y5 are learning, key dates, homework and helpful websites. 

Please click here to download the Y5 Topic Long Term Plan 

Please click here to download the Y5 Maths Long Term Plan 

Please click here to download the Y5 Writing Standards 


Autumn Term

Our topic for Autumn 1 is “Six” and we will be learning all things Tudors! From royalty and riches to workers on the Mary Rose.

In English we will start year 5 by becoming judicious journalists. We will write our own articles focussing on a family feud within the Battle of Bosworth. Following this, we will be writing an engaging and humorous play script from the perspective of one of Henry VIII wives. Afterwards, we will adopt the persona of a local Tudor resident in order to write a realistic diary entry.

In Maths we will be looking at recapping place value focussing on numbers of up to a million. After developing our place value knowledge, we will develop our understanding of the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Working with 4-digit numbers, we will use this knowledge to perform mental calculations and multi-step word-problems.

In History we will identify historic moments that were significant to the Tudor period and discover what the Tudor lifestyle was really like, including the Battle of Bosworth. We will also analyse the significance of Henry VIII wives and create our own Tudor timeline throughout term 1 to compare this with the present-day.

In Science we will explore the life-cycle of a human and analyse how humans grow up. 

In RSHE we will cover a variety of topics including: bias, echo chambers, stereotypes and how do I accept my friends for who they are?

In Art we will be analysing the work of Giuseppe Archimboldo and creating our own Archimboldo pieces relating to our “Six” topic.

Please click here to see the Y5 Medium Term Planning for Autumn 1 


Our topic for Autumn 2 is ‘Survival’

In English we will be investigating a range of information linking to our topic. Firstly, we will produce an explanation leaflet to demonstrate the stages of The Water Cycle. Moving on, we will write a set of instructions to inform others what to do if a flood was to occur. Afterwards, we will read a book surrounding the topic of natural disasters and produce a reading journal throughout the reading process. Furthermore, we will use our creativity to generate a narrative opening about a time machine and its construction. Finally, we will create a poem about a mad scientist working in a lab.

In Maths we will be continuing our learning of multiplication and division. After that, we will move on to learning all about fractions. This includes: equivalent and non-unit fractions, improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa, ordering and comparing and adding and subtracting fractions.

In DT we will investigate a range of functional textile products which have been produced by combining fabric shapes. They will investigate how existing products have been constructed and how fabrics have been strengthened or stiffened to suit the purpose of the product. Pupils will build upon their earlier experiences of sewing, improving the appearance and consistency of their stitches, as they practise joining fabric pieces together. Pupils will design a water bottle holder to hold and keep the water bottle cool.

In Science, the children will be investigating and comparing the properties of the materials for themselves.  The students will start to work as scientists would, finding out for themselves which is the hardest/most soluble, and why we use different materials in different ways. 

In Geography we will introduce the water cycle and the physical processes that govern it. We will cover in detail the features and processes of a typical river, how flooding occurs and how waterfalls are formed. Furthermore, we will look at what the lines of latitude and longitude are and understand how they are used.


Important Information 

Our P.E days will be Tuesday and Friday. 

Our weekly Spanish lesson will be on Wednesday.


Dates for Your Diary

w/c 19th September - Recycling week 

w/c 3rd October - Black history month begins

Poetry day – 6th October

Diwali- 24th October

Parent Showcase  20th October

Creative Morning 13th December 


Home Learning

Each half term, we will send out a bingo grid for you to complete at home. Tick off an activity once you have completed it. It would be lovely to see any pictures or completed pieces of homework!

Other home learning activities for Autumn are:

Read to an adult at least 4 times a week and record this in your school planner.

Practise your spellings. Can you use each spelling in a sentence? Can you give the definition of each spelling? Don’t forget to login to your Spelling Shed account.

Practise all times tables up to 12 x 12. Go on TT Rockstars at least 3 times a week. Can you beat your best score? How many coins can you collect?