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 Hello Year 5 and welcome back to Sir Francis Drake for Summer and our final term in Year 5! 

We have a very exciting term ahead with lots of fun, exciting learning!

Below is the Year 5 overview of what we will be learning this term, our topic is 'Location, Location, Location' and we have lots of great learning opportunities planned.


Homework will be posted on Google Classroom every Friday afternoon. If you have any questions you can always leave a message on Google Classroom.

Homework needs to be submitted by the following Thursday.

Our spelling test is every Friday.

In addition, make sure you: 

  • Read for at least 20 minutes per day.
  • Practise your times tables on 'Hit the Button' or TT Rockstars every day:
  • TT Rockstars
  • Hit the Button
  • Practise your spelling words every day. You could write each word into a sentence or make up a fun story with the words in. 

You could also:


Virtual Reading Library

Please use these reading strategies below to comment at least five times a week in your Reading Diaries:


In Maths, we will be learning about shape and angles. This week we will be looking at identifying, measuring and comparing angles and how to use a protractor. 

Here is a link to some learning guides and video clips to support and develop your understanding:

Topic: Lines and anglesBBC Bitesize: Year 5 - Lines and Angles

Online protractor and angle maker Using a protractor


In writing, we are using the book 'Kick' by Mitch Johnson to learn more about children's rights and child labour. We will then write a persuasive letter based on what we have learnt. 

Use this Newsround page to learn more about children's rights:

What rights do children have?

Here is a link to learn more about the author and the book:

Mitch Johnson - Kick

We are also reading the poem 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes. 


In Science, we are looking at Earth and space. We will be learning more about our solar system and the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the Sun, as well as the movement of the Moon relative to Earth. Here are some links where you can learn more:

BBC Bitesize - Earth and Space

 Tim Peake (astronaut) interview

Nat Geo Kids - Science   European Space Agency - Space for kids


In RE this term we will be learning more about Sikhism and the Sikh community. 

Here is a link to learn more about Sikhism:

BBC Bitesize - Sikhism