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Sycamore Class Year 5

Welcome to Sycamore Class

Teacher: Mr Higgins

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Evans and Mrs Nataraja


Spring 2017

English Maths RE       Science Topic PE      

This term we will be looking

at adventure stories for our 

fiction topic.  We will be

using Roald Dahl's famous

book the BFG as our

starting point.  We will

be focussing on characters,

writing style, writing dialogue

and creating suspense. 

For our non fiction topic we

will be looking a persuasion. 

In particular we will be writing

persuasive letters and linking

the content to our topic on








In maths we will be

developing our

problem solving skills.

We will be looking at

Roman Numerals in

place value and looking

at mass for our

measurement topic.

In geometry we will be

focussing on position

and direction of shape. 

After half term we will

be revisiting fractions,

decimals and

percentages and

building on our learning

from this term.  We will

also look at solving

problems involving time ,

measures and money.

In RE our topic is

inspirational people.

Children will be thinking

about what it means

to be an inspirational

person and then they

will be looking

deeper into the lives

of inspirational religious


In science we will be

exploring forces in

the first half term.  We will be thinking about how

gravity acts between

the Earth and falling objects

and we will be exploring

magnetism, air resistance

and levers and pulleys.

After half term we will

be looking at our biology

unit on animals including

humans.  Children will

identify the changes humans

go through as they grow


Our topic this term is all about rivers.  In particular we will be looking at the River Severn and why it is so special to us.  Did you know the River Severn is the longest river in the UK?

We will be thinking about the physical geography of a river and how they are formed as well as all of the practical uses of a river and why they are such an important part of our landscape.

Our PE sessions will be on a Wednesday and a Friday.  On Wednesday our outdoor PE sessions will be led by our sports leaders and will focus on net and wall team sports.  Our indoor topic this half term will be gymnastics.  After Half term our indoor topic will be indoor athletics.


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