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Stilton Church of England

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Year 5

Class Teacher: Mr Wallace

Welcome to Squirrel Class!


I am really looking forward to seeing you all back in class for our Summer Term. Please do not worry if you have any concerns about coming back to school because this is completely normal. 


We will continue with a similar timetable like during 'Lockdown 3' as the children will be used to the daily tasks and weekly routine. As always, where possible, the most important thing your child can continue to do whilst at home is read, practise times tables ( and spellings given.


We will be introducing homework again using the following websites:


Maths -


SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) -


As a school we are here to support you and the children and their continued learning at home, so please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please contact myself directly via Class Dojo to ask any questions you may have and stay in touch.


Kind Regards,


Mr Wallace


Here you can find support materials and resources for home learning. 

Autumn Term 1: Allotment


Welcome back Year 5! We hope you've had a fantastic summer holiday and that you are looking forward to another year at Stilton. This term our topic will be about Allotments. 


As part of this topic we will be learning about lots of exciting things:

- about food production

- about trade around the world

- how plants reproduce

- we'll grow our own vegetables and maybe use them to cook something if we are successful!

- we'll read The Secret Garden and answer questions about it in Guided Reading

- we'll explore wonderful artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe

and so much more!


We can't wait to get started!


Below you will be able to find a curriculum map for this term and some other useful resources that you might need throughout this topic. 

Autumn Term 2: Firedamp and Davy Lamps

This term we will be descending in to the depths of Britain's coal mines and discovering how coal miners brought the precious coal up to the surface. We will learn about how coal mining changed industry throughout time and we will even get to interview our very own coal miner, Mr Adcock who really did work as a coal miner in Yorkshire many years ago!


Check out our Knowledge Organiser for more facts that you will learn about this term!


Below you will be able to find a curriculum map for this term and some other useful resources that you might need throughout this topic. 

Term 3: Peasants, Princes and Pestilence


This term we will learn about how the 14th Century was a difficult time for the people of England. We will learn about the battles that were fought; the cold climate which lead to a famine and the Black Death which spread far and wide across Europe killing millions of people. 

Term 4: Tudors


This term the children will begin their topic by recreating the Battle of Bosworth which marked the dawn of the Tudor reign. They will learn about the events of that day and then recreate it on the school playground.



Please make sure that you have your PE kits in school all week however PE lessons will be on a Monday and Thursday afternoon. Due to COVID-19, we will aim to have outdoor PE so please make sure you have warm clothing for PE as the weather gets colder.



Each week you will be expected to: read at least 4 times a week, practice your timestables (this can be done online) and to learn your spellings for your spelling test every other week (the words are available in the link below).

Maths Key Performance Indicator Year 5