Year 5

Vicious Vikings…  This is a history based topic where we will be learning about England before and after the Viking raids and what daily life was like within that period.

In Science we will be learning about materials and their properties. In DT we will be teaming up with year 2 on a Ford Engineering Project where the pupils will design and make a model car. Literacy over the whole term will find us, writing a fantasy story in response to the text ‘How to train your dragon’, we will also be delving into the world of espionage, where we will be writing a spy story based on ‘Stormbreaker’ . Our Math’s work will involve us developing and using the formal written methods of short and long multiplication and division. Then we move onto fractions, decimals and percentages, we will also be using our problem-solving and reasoning skills to provide challenge. Next half term our topic is called ‘What am I?’  and it is a Science topic where will be learning about states of matter, reversible and irreversible changes.


PE: Thursday – All jewellery needs to be removed. Indoor and outdoor PE kit will be needed in school all week.

Library session: Thursday afternoon


Reading at least 5 x a week and record on the Record card.

Spellings are given out on a Friday and tested on the following Thursday.

Times tables Rockstars

Challenge homework:  Please support and encourage your child to complete one piece this half term.

Vikings year 5 Challenge Homework

  • Design a Viking board game
  • Make a model of a Viking longhouse
  • Make a Viking collage
  • Draw or paint a picture of a Viking God
  • Create a presentation or a PowerPoint about something that interests you about the Vikings.