Year 5
Year 5

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Purple Mash

Class Curriculum

Autumn Term 2023
 Year 5

Welcome to Year 5! Here you will find all of the key information about what the children are getting up to this term. The door for Year 5 will be opened at 8:45am and will close at 8.55am for registration. Please ensure children arrive on time to ensure that they can settle into the school day successfully.


Our novel we we will be enjoying this term is The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell – This adventurous, gripping tale follows the story of Feo, a Wolf Wilder, when the hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves! Reading continues to be an important part of the day. Please ensure that your child reads at home daily and that this is recorded in their reading record. Your child’s reading book and reading record need to be sent into school daily to enable us to read at school, change books and monitor your child’s reading progress. A mixture of them reading to an adult as well as reading independently is encouraged in order for children to develop their fluency and comprehension. Our library day is Friday.


As writers, we will be writing our own Defeat The Monster Tale inspired by our Model Text – Hansel and Gretel. In this Unit, we will be exploring different ways to engage our readers using suspense and descriptions. We’ll also be exploring poetry and writing a persuasive text.


Then in Maths, we’ll be developing and extending our knowledge of place value and number, involving rounding and comparing numbers.  We will then look at addition and subtraction of 4 digit numbers. We will also be studying multiplication including square, prime and cubed numbers and division moving on to fractions.

Project Learning

We will be starting our new Cornerstones project, Dynamic Dynasties where we will learn about the ancient Chinese Shang Dynasty, their livelihoods and methods of casting Bronze.  Our other projects this term include Tints, Tines and Shades, Taotie, Earth and Space, Forces and mechanisms and Moving Mechanisms.

Physical Education

All PE will be taught outside and this term we will be focusing on tag rugby followed by gymnastics after half term. Our PE lessons will be on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit every Friday.


Keep an eye out for further details of our trip to Winchester Science Museum and planetarium coming soon!

Home Learning

Remember to check the Home Learning section on the website every Friday to practice your spellings and times tables for your tests the following week.


If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to email us at: or


Mrs Hill and Mrs Butler