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Year Five

Class teachers: Miss Cannon 

Teaching Assistants: Miss Davies




Our main topic this spring half-term: the Anglo-Saxons

This half-term, we will be learning about the Anglo-Saxons. We will learn about where they came from, what areas of Britain they settled in and why. We will also learn about Alfred the Great and King Althelstan and their significance within this historic period of time. We will look at images of the  archaeological evidence of the Anglo-Saxons found at Sutton Hoo and will compare living conditions of the Anglo-Saxons and the Romans.


In science, our topic will be ‘Properties and changes of materials'. Throughout this topic we will explore and investigate whether materials have different properties and state. We will test that some materials can be dissolved in liquid to form a solution and some changes can be reversed and some cannot. We will also learn indicators, thermal and electrical conductivity and more about magenetism.


Values driven learning

Year Five’s curriculum for 2023/24

At Litherland Moss we have a values driven approach to learning. Below is the ‘Rainbow Pathway’ for our current curriculum focus in science and geography:

Important information.

PE this half-term will be every Tuesday. Please ensure your child has their full swimming kit with them every Tuesday afternoon.

Home Reading

Regular reading helps children to develop their fluency and comprehension skills, and in turn helps them to access the rest of the curriculum.

Please sign your child’s reading record every time they read. Children that read 3 or more times over the course of the week will be entered into a weekly raffle for the chance to win a book of their choice!  Children that have read the most over the course of the half-term will be invited to a special reading breakfast at the end of term.


Homework projects will still be set half-termly. Children can choose to complete one project a week from a selection of tasks. The children are encouraged to take more time over these projects. 

Spellings and Times Tables

Children will receive spellings on Friday. These should be practised in preparation for a spelling test the following Friday. 

In year 5, we also hold a weekly times table speed test, in which the children aim to beat their score or their time. Please ensure your child practises their times tables regularly – it is a national curriculum objective that children know all their times tables facts up to 12×12 (and the associated division facts) by the end of year 4.

Working at home

If you are looking for some extra work to do at home take a look at these websites. There are a range of fun activities for you to do.