Squirrel Class (Year 5) 2022 - 2023


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

Arthur and the Golden Rope: (Brownstone's Mythical Collection, 1):  Amazon.co.uk: Joe Todd Stanton: 9781911171034: Books


Throughout this unit of work, the children will immerse themselves in Norse myths, whilst exploring the story of Arthur, as he experiences the land of the Vikings. 

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


Reading text

Odd and the Frost Giants : Gaiman, Neil: Amazon.co.uk: Books


Our reading focus text this half term is 'Odd and the Frost Giant' written 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.



During this unit of work, children will learn about the different stages of the human life cycle. They will discuss a simple timeline first before going into more depth about what happens in the womb, during puberty and when you are older.

Pupils will be taught to describe the changes as humans develop to old age.

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