Lordship Lane Primary School

A Love of Learning and the Perseverance to Succeed

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Autumn 2019
Our connector this half term is...
The Victorians



We will be exploring the Victorian era, using stories, information texts and historical sources of information, with a particular focus on the changes that took place for children.
Recognising the importance of this era, we will examine the legacy that the Victorians left us and discuss the ways in which society has changed since then. In writing, we shall find out lots of facts about Victorian life and children shall write their own information text to show what they have learned. Then, we shall look at the features of a diary in order to write a diary entry from the perspective of a Victorian child.
We will have a Victorian Day, when the children will be able to travel back in time to become Victorian school children for the day.


Children are encouraged to do their own research on the Victorians and to share their findings with the class. 


Here is a great website:


Images from the Victorian era

Images from the Victorian era 1
Images from the Victorian era 2 A Victorian school child wearing a dunce's hat
Images from the Victorian era 3 Child miners
Images from the Victorian era 4 The Victorian classroom

Maths topics

Maths topics 1

This year, the children will tackle multi-step word problems, making decisions on which operations and methods to use and why. We will have a strong focus on mental maths skills. It is expected that the children will be able to recall and use multiplication and division facts for all the times tables.
This term, we will be looking at the place value of numbers to a million (1,000,000); rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, and 1,000. The children will read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 7 digits. The children will interpret negative numbers in context, e.g. temperature, and count backwards and forwards in positive and negative whole numbers.


Check out this rap all about rounding:

Grammar for Year 5 


Year 5 children are are being taught about writing complex sentences. They must use subordinating conjunctions, fronted adverbials, relative clauses, and brackets, dashes and commas for parenthesis (extra information). 







P.E. will be on the following days:
5M –Tuesday
5R— Thursday
5TW — Friday


Children will also be doing 15 minutes of Daily Mile (jogging and running) each day. 

Please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit in school at the beginning of each week and a bottle of water for Daily Mile. 

How can children practise at home?


Children have been given log in details for Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rockstars. 


Ask them to show you how it works as it really helps children take ownership over their own learning in a fun way. 


Spelling Shed


Times Tables Rockstars


If children forget their passwords, ask the class teacher. 


Contact your teacher

Should you need to contact any of the Year 5 teachers, please don't hesitate to use the form below and we will get back to you as soon as is feasible.

Secret code: write a sentence using a subordinating conjunction and receive Dojo points or merits from your teacher. They must be neat, ambitious, and punctuated correctly.