Welcome to Year 5 

Teacher: Mrs Perks 
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Layton

Autumn 1 Term Objectives

Year: 5      Date: September 2016

This is intended for parents and pupils to share the learning objectives for the term. It also provides targets for the term ahead.









  To read, write, order and compare numbers to at least

    1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit.

  To round any whole number up to 1,000,000 to the

    nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000.

  To read Roman numerals to 1000 and recognise years

    written in Roman numerals.

  To interpret negative numbers in context, count

    forwards and backwards with + and – whole numbers,

    including through zero.

  To identify multiples and factors.

  To recognise and use square numbers.

  To add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4

     digits, including using formal written methods.

  to solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems.

My Maths target is:
To know by heart all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12.









  To increase familiarity with myths including modern


  To explore the meaning of words in context.

  To draw inferences about characters’ thoughts,

    feelings and motives from their actions.

  To explore different viewpoints in a text.

  To identify and discuss how language contributes to

    meaning and how it impacts the reader.

  To plan and develop ideas for writing.

  In narrative writing, to develop settings and

    characters and use grammar and vocabulary to

    enhance meaning.

  To use dialogue to advance action.

  To check writing for correct use of tense.

  In non-fiction, to use sub-headings, headings, bullet

    points as appropriate.

  To learn spellings from the Year 5 and Year 6 Word


My English target is:
I proof-read my work to correct punctuation and spelling mistakes.
Other useful information for this term:
P.E. is on a Tuesday afternoon and correct kit must be in school. Long hair must be tied back and earrings removed. To encourage independence, your child is responsible for handing in their reading book when it needs changing. We will be starting music lessons this half-term (Wednesday mornings); the children always enjoy these as it gives them the opportunity to be taught how to play an instrument by specially trained music teachers.

Making the News -


Life during the Roman Times

 We will be learning about:

Early communication: How did people communication with each other in the past? How was news communicated in the past? Creating a timeline of forms of communication.

The Roman Invasions: How many attempts did it take for the Romans to invade? How can we use different sources to find out about how and what happened?

Roman Roads: Why did the Romans want to build new roads? Where are the Roman roads located? What is special about the Roman roads?

Roman art: How did they decorate their homes and cities? Where can we find evidence of Roman architecture?

Gods and Goddesses: Who are the Roman Gods and Goddesses and what do they each stand for?

Life today: How is life today affected by the Romans and the way they lived their lives? What is life like in Rome today? What is their legacy?


Making the News -


Life during the Roman Times Homework

Have a go at as many of these homework activities as you can and bring in whatever you do to share in school:

1.    Write your own newspaper report about a Roman event.
2.    Design a Roman coin.
3.    Learn about Roman numerals and list places where Roman numerals are used today.
4.    Design a ‘Wanted’ poster. Soldiers for the Roman Army. You need to be very fit and

       healthy, march long distances, throw a javelin, swim, be calm in battle and fight

        with a sword and shield.
5.    Research about the Roman Army and write down 10 facts about it.
6.    Design a new Roman god or goddess – what would they rule over?
7.    Floors of Roman buildings were often richly decorated with mosaics. Research and

       then design your own Roman mosaic.
8.    Find out about the Roman baths.
9.    Pretend you are writing a quiz about Roman leisure (theatres, gladiators, games).

       You need to ask 10 questions with 3 possible answers. Make sure one of three is

       the correct answer.
10.    Find out about Julius Caesar – who was he? What did he do?
11.    Take photographs of places where you have seen Roman architecture.
12.    We still use a lot of Latin in our language today – find out which words originate

        from Latin.
13.    Write a diary entry as though you were a child living in Roman times – what would

         your daily life be like?

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Head Teacher: Ellen Taylor