Fox Class (Year 5) 2022 - 2023


This half term Year 5 are exploring the text 'The Paperbag Prince' by Colin Thompson.


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Throughout this unit of work pupils will explore issues of landfill, pollution and how we can better look after our environment. 

Writing Outcome

By the end of the half term, the children will write a persuasive information leaflet.

Key Objectives

  • - Use modal verbs to indicate degrees of possibility
  • - Use devices to build cohesion within a paragrah 
  • - Choose the approprate register
  • - Use brakets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis
  • - Enhance meaning through selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary 


Reading text

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Our reading focus text this half term is 'Pollution a look behind the scenes' written by The Literacy Company.


In keeping with our 'environmental' theme, 'Pollution a look behind the scences' is a text that will allow pupils to fully immerse themselves in all things eco-friendly. This informative text links beautifully to our writing focus text where children will deepen their connections with the world aorund them. Throughout the term pupils will explore the text, making predictions, discovering new vocabulary, reading and retrieving and making inferences.



The first part of the Summer Term will be spent developing and securing children's understanding of perimeter and area.

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


Area and perimeter

  • - Calcualte the perimeter of rectangles
  • - Calculate the perimeter of rectilinear shapes
  • - Calculate the perimeter of polygons
  • - Calculate the area of rectangles
  • - Calculate the area of a compound shape
  • - Estimate the area
  • Statistics
  • - Draw line graphs
  • - Read and interpret line graphs 
  • - Read and interpret tables
  • - Read two-way tables
  • - Read and interpret timetables


  • Shape
  • - Understanding and use degrees
  • - Classify angles
  • - Estimate angles
  • - Measure angles up to 180
  • - Draw lines and angles accurately
  •  - Calculate angles aorund a point 
  • - Calculate angles on a straight line
  • - Explore lengths and angles in shapes 
  • - Explore regular and irregular polygons
  • - Explore 3D shapes



During this unit of work, children will learn about habitats and living things. They will explore all aspects of plants and thier life cycles. Pupils will also explore habitats and where a veriety of creatures live.

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Sandyhill Road,
CW7 1JL,
and Darnhall School Lane CW7 1JR
Mrs Sarah Tomlinson, Headteacher
Mr Davie Kindon, SEN Contact