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Timothy Hackworth Primary School

Timothy Hackworth Primary School

Year 5

We have been learning about some fascinating topics with Mrs Hill and Mrs Churchill this term.

Summer Term in Year 5 - 2017

Our theme for Building Learning Powers will be how to develop a growth mindset.  We will explore this in our own classes, in assemblies and in Family Group time.

This term we will be finding out more about what it is like to go to secondary school by visiting a number of those local to us.  They all have an action packed schedule, and we look forward to finding out about their learning facilities.

Back at school we have a PE coach, who will be teaching us the skills needed for invasion games e.g. basketball, hockey.  We will also be swimming every Friday for four weeks.  Later in the term, we will return to athletics and dance in preparation for Sports Day.

In other Foundation subjects, we will be:

·       designing and making a controllable toy vehicle (DT)

·       exploring how textiles have been used to represent stories in different times and cultures (Art)

·       discovering more about the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggles for power (History)

·       finding out about trade links, natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water (Geography)

·       finding out about why Mohammad is important to Muslims and why people use ritual in their lives (RE)

·       talking and writing about family and the seasons (French)


Our learning in English uses ‘The Firework-Maker’s Daughter’ as a starting point during Summer One.  This will enable us to find out more about a fantasy story from another culture.  Among many other skills that we will continue to develop, we be looking at how to use dialogue as a means to drive action forward and convey character.  We will also look at how to write a flashback.

Our second novel will remain a closely guarded secret.  Watch this space!


In Mathematics, we will (in Summer 1):

·       use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy 

·       solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph 

·       understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints

·       complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables  

·       solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the meaning of the equals sign 

·       solve problems involving numbers up to three decimal places 

·       solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes 


In Mathematics, we will (in Summer 2):

·       know angles are measured in degrees; estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles 

·       draw given angles, measuring them in degrees (°) 

·       identify angles at a point and one whole turn (total 360°) 

  • angles at a point on a straight line and ½ a turn (total 180°) and the multiples of 90˚ 

·       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. 

·       write mathematical statements >1 as a mixed number (e.g. 2/5 + 4/5 = 6/5 = 1 1/5) 

·       solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates 

Home Learning

Maths and spelling homework will continue to be set on a Wednesday and must be returned by the following Monday.  It is suggested that five minutes per day spent learning spellings and a further five minutes on times tables will enable to children to retain key facts over time.  Reading at home is still expected on a daily basis.  It is recommended that now children are looking toward the transition to Year Six they ensure that they read daily for as long as possible. 

We will visit the local library as often as we can to help support the children’s reading at home. 

We visited the children in Year 4 to show them what we are learning and the standard of work that is expected in Year 5