Fox Class (Year 5) 2022 - 2023


This half term Year 5 are exploring the text 'Arthur and The Golden Rope' by Joe Todd-Stanton.

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Writing Outcome

By the end of the half term, the children will write their own myth: creating characters (heroes, villains and monsters) and settings.


Key Objectives

Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely

  • Use relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose or that
  • Link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials

  • Use commas to clarify meaning and avoid ambiguity in writing


 Whilst exploring this text, the children will develop their understanding the ancient Norse world and the Gods and the character Arthur.

Arthur is small boy fascinated by the magical tales of the town's wise woman, is out exploring one day when he's startled by a terrible howl. Too late, he watches as a huge wolf, Fenrir, puts out the village's great fire, meaning that the village faces being frozen solid in a week - unless a Viking god relights the fire.

Arthur decides to make the journey to the great hall and help Thor catch the wicked Fenrir. There, he is set the almost impossible task of sourcing magical elements to make a Golden Rope. In an exciting battle, it seems as if all is lost, until Arthur proves that even a small boy can be the most unlikely of heroes.


Reading text


Our reading focus text this half term is 'Odd and The Frost Giants' by Neil Gaiman

Odd is a young Norseman who leaves his village for the forest. There he meets a fox, an eagle and a bear. As time passes by, he learns that these are not normal animals, but the gods. The gods have been transformed and cast out of Asgard by a Frost Giant.

This text links beautifully to our writing focus text where children will connections in their learning about the Norse world.



The first part of the Spring Term will be spent developing and securing children's understanding of fractions.

Throughout this unit of work, we will be focusing on the following objectives:


Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number.

Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths.

Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number.

Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number.

Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagram.



This haf term, we will be focusing on the topic - Materials. 

Throughout this topic, we will explore the following:

·       Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity and response to magnets.

·       Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution.

·       Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating.

·       Give reasons, based on comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, woods and plastics.

·       Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes.

·       Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate soda.


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Sandyhill Road,
CW7 1JL,
and Darnhall School Lane CW7 1JR
Mrs Sarah Tomlinson, Headteacher
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