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A huge well done to Friends of Cranborne for organising fantastic events for our children this term. So far they have raised well over £8000 from the Fireworks, School Disco and Tesco Blue Token Scheme. Thanks to everyone who has attended events and supported the Friends with their fundraising efforts

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5's class page! Here you will find information about our fantastic learning, experiences, class information, homework and any other news. Enjoy! Miss Hope, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Khajuria and Mrs. McCarthy

Maths: In the autumn term, we are planning on covering the following units in maths.

  • Place value and rounding of large, whole numbers
  • Negative numbers
  • Place value of numbers with up to three decimal places
  • Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 1000
  • Properties of numbers - multiples, factors, common factors
  • Prime and composite numbers
  • Mental strategies for multiplication and division
  • Problem solving using key facts
  • Addition and subtraction strategies
  • Formal written methods for addition and subtraction
  • Formal written method for multiplication
  • Formal written method for short division
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Comparing and ordering fractions
  • Adding and subtracting fractions

The time we spend on each, remains to be seen as we will vary our pace according to the needs of the children. However, we will try to stick to this order.


 To support your child's Maths at home - please use the Mathletics website. This is a really engaging resource for the children to use where they can play games and listen to times tables tunes! We really recommend it :) Each child should have a login and password. (These should be inside the new Reading Record books) If you require another copy of this, or encounter problems, please let us know.


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                                   Monday = Outdoor PE 

                                   Tuesday = Indoor PE




Literacy: Autumn term, weeks 1-3

Over the next few weeks in Literacy, we will be looking at the 'Adventures of Odysseus.' We will start off by looking into the characters and the setting and develop our reading skills. We will identify some key features of legends.


During this unit we will be learning new skills and recapping skills we have already learnt, such as:

To use brackets, commas or dashes for parenthesis

To punctuate speech correctly

To consider the balance between dialogue and narrative

To use adverbials to build cohesion within a paragraph



For the children's final piece of writing they will be writing their own adventure for Odysseus. They will try to include many of the skills focused on and create a story in the form of a legend.


See if your child can tell you about Odysseus so far. 

How did he anger Poseidon, God of the seas?

Can they predict what dangers Odysseus may now face?


Attached is the National Curriculum document containing the year 3/4 and year 5/6 spellings for children to learn throughout the year. Every couple of weeks some of these spellings will be set for spelling homework.   

 Homework - class projects

If the children are given any project based homework such as preparing a presentation, you can send the homework to the email address below. Please mark it for the attention of Miss Hope or Mrs. Hughes. 


This term in Science our topic is The Earth, Sun and Moon. We have started the topic by finding out what the children already know and what things they are looking forward to learning about. We asked the children any questions they had, that we could answer in class. It was identified that the children really wanted to know about the planets, how we have day and night and they wanted to know more information about the sun and the moon. They also want to know how Mars can rust if there is no rain there...

We will do our best to make sure that all these areas are covered!


We are really looking forward to our trip to the Greenwich Royal Observatory! Look out for the letter soon...

Thank you to all the children who have competed their space homework. We have got some amazing models of the solar systems and the planets. They are making our KS 2 corridor look very colourful and scientific!


This term, we will be learning about life in Ancient Greece. We will be using a cross curricular approach and linking literacy, maths, computing and art.

The children will be engaged in some active enquiries and will be encouraged to infer information for themselves using a range of artefacts and sources.