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Welcome to Year 5

Autumn 1 2021


Welcome back to Kilmorie!  We have missed you all over the summer. We are hoping to make your time at school as normal as possible.

Our topic for this half term is Crime and Punishment


English The Highwayman (writing narrative poetry; writing a mystery story). We are focusing on writing to entertain
Maths Place value, number sequences, mental and written methods of calculation
Science Forces (friction, gravity, air resistance and water resistance; mechanisms)
Computing E-safety and developing games using Scratch
Art/DT Sketching images to help tell a story, using charcoal and pastels.
History Crime and Punishment through the Ages
Indoor PE Gymnastics
Outdoor PE Netball
RE Christianity
PSHE Living in the modern world: looking ahead
MFL Shops and buildings on the high street; using directional language

We will continue to incorporate mindfulness and the daily mile into our daily routine in order to help the children with their focus and resilience.

Please feel free to communicate openly with us about any worries about the year ahead. This will help us to support your child more effectively.


The children can come to school on their PE days already wearing their kit. Alternatively, they can bring a PE kit to change into for PE sessions.

ClassIndoor PEOutdoor PE
Indoor PE: shorts , tracksuit bottoms or jogging bottoms or leggings; T-shirt.
Outdoor PE: t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms or leggings, Suitable trainers for outdoor PE.
Children require weather-appropriate clothing. Ensure they have a suitable jumper for when the weather is colder.
As the children are not allowed to wear jewellery during PE, we would ask that they do not wear jewellery to school on those days. Please ensure all long hair is tied back for health and safety reasons. We will assume that the children are able to join in PE activities unless we have a letter to the contrary.


This will be posted on teams on Thursday and needs to be submitted by Tuesday. Please encourage your child to complete it in order to support their learning.


Remote Learning

In the event of school closure or children having to self-isolate we will be using online platforms to deliver home learning.  Guidance documents can be downloaded here:


This is something that we always try to focus on as a school, but as we return after what may have been challenging times, we are going to spend quality time looking at our mental well-being. Please speak to your teacher if you have any specific concerns.

sport plays an important role in our mental well-being. In outdoor PE this term, we will be doing netball.



Our first topic of the year is Crime and Punishment Through the Ages. We will be thinking about how crime and punishment has changed through the ages, from 1066 to the present day. How do you think that crime and punishment might have changed over the centuries?


We are focusing on writing to entertain this half term. We are going to begin by looking at narrative poetry. We will be reading the poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. We will unpick the archaic language and study the language features that the author uses to set the scene and tell the story. Perhaps you could research about highwaymen. We will be writing our own narrative poem based on ‘The Highwayman’.

We will then develop our descriptive and figurative writing skills to write a mystery story. We will be reading a mystery story during whole class reading sessions to give us some ideas.


In Maths we will be deepening our understanding of place value. We will be looking at numbers up to one million. We will look at how to order, compare and round these numbers. We will then move onto using column method for addition and subtraction. Throughout the year we will be looking at mental strategies that can be used to answer some questions.


In Science we will be exploring forces. We will look at the effect of gravity, air resistance, friction and more on the world around us. We will also look at the use of gears, pulleys and levers.

In RE we will be learning about Christianity and its history in Britain.



In History we will be focusing on crime and punishment through the ages. Which age in history had punishments that you think fitted the crime? What can we learn from different periods of history? Does punishment deter people from committing a crime?


We will be using our oracy skills to discuss issues around our crime and punishment topic.

In French we will be looking at finding our way around a high street. We will learn the names of shops as well as how to ask for directions.



Each child at some point this year will spend a term learning to play the steel pans. When not doing this they will look at the production of digital music with the use of GarageBand.

We will be using charcoal and pastels to illustrate scenes from ‘The Highwayman.’


In computing we will be focusing on the importance on keeping safe online and when using apps. We will also be developing games using  Scratch.

Bug Club

This is the online reading scheme which allows your child access to hundreds of books at the click of a button. Your child can read them with you or when older & more confident, independently. Each book contains comprehension questions to boost reading skills. Points collected for completing the questions correctly can be used to play games. All of the books can be read to your child by the computer too.


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