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Year 5 - Jaguar Class

Welcome to Year 5!


Here we will regularly post information and pictures of the children's learning in Year 5. Remember to check the Class Dojo page too - this is where you will find the most up to date information and news, as well as helpful learning links.

There is a useful 'messenger' function on Class Dojo, so you can communicate easily with us. You will also get notifications when your child is awarded Dojo points!





 Autumn Term 1 


It's the start of a new term and of a new year! I can't wait to meet you all. On this webpage we will be posting pictures of what we are getting up to and some examples of our amazing work. However, for up to date announcements please check Class Dojo. If you have trouble with this please let me know. 


In Jaguar class we will have lots of fun whilst learning about some exciting topics. In our class we are welcoming, respectful, kind, hard-working and we always try our best! Please scroll down to learn about the topics we are learning about at the moment and how best to support your child ! smiley




PE days are Monday and Wednesdays. Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit stated on the uniform policy on these days. If you are unsure please let me know.  


Homework and Spellings 


More information about homework and spellings will follow once children have settled back to school


This Half Term's Big Question: What have The Romans ever done for us? 


Our topics: 

Maths: Place Value

English : Shackleton's Journey 

Science: Forces

History and Geography: The Romans

Art and Design: Electrical Systems

PSHE: Myself and Relationships - Beginning and Belonging

RSE - My feelings

Music - Listening and Appraising different types of music

RE - Christianity 

Computing - Designing, Writing and debugging programmes





Our topic in Maths at the moment is Place Value.  

Below are our targets for the end of the topic: 

Pupils should identify the place value in large whole numbers.

They should continue to use number in context, including measurement.

Pupils extend and apply their understanding of the number system to the decimal numbers and fractions that they have met so far.

They should recognise and describe linear number sequences, including those involving fractions and decimals, and find the term-to-term rule.

In English we are currently studying 'Shackleton's Journey' by William Gill. 


'In the last days of the Heroic Age of Exploration, Ernest Shackleton dreamed of crossing the frozen heart of Antarctica, a place of ferocious seas, uncharted mountains and bone-chilling cold. But when his ship, the Endurance became trapped in the deadly grip of the ice, Shackleton's dreams were shattered. Stranded in a cold, white world, and thousands of miles from home, the men of the expedition set out on a desperate trek across the ice in search of rescue.

Shackleton's Journey is the true story of how Shackleton and his crew managed to survive this epic adventure, and a testament to their great courage and endurance.'



Our current topic in Science is Forces! Which includes gravity, air and water resistance and pulleys


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