Squirrel 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, the children will explore issues of landfills, 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 leaflet to give information about waste management.


Key Objectives

Use modal verbs to indicate degrees of possibility.

Use various devices to build cohesion across paragraphs.

Use brackets, dashes or 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 will be through two texts: 'The Last Wild' by Piers Torday and 'Pollution: A look behind the scenes' written by The Literacy Company. 


In keeping with our writing text 'The Paperbag Prince', our reading texts will allow pupils to fully immerse themselves in the topic of pollution and what we can do to look after our environment. Throughout the term, the children will use evidence in the text to make predictions, will explore new vocabulary (which can be used within their writing), make inferences, summarise ideas and explain why information is structured in a particular way.



The first part of the Summer 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:


Perimeter and Area

  • - Calculate 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.



  • - Draw line graphs.
  • - Read and interpret line graphs.
  • - Read and interpret tables.
  • - Read two-way tables.
  • - Read and interpret timetables.



  • - Classifying angles.
  • - Estimate angles.
  • - Measure angles up to 180 degrees.
  • - Draw lines and angles accurately.
  • - Calculate angles around a point.
  • - Calculate angles on a straight line.
  • - Explore lengths and angles in shapes.
  • - Explore regular and irregular polygons.
  • - Explore 3D shapes.




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