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Cotham Gardens Primary School

A Co-operative Academy

Welcome to Year 5!



                Welcome to our Year 5 page. Here you will find aspects of our academic content, homework, websites for learning and useful information such as trips and forthcoming events. We are all looking forward to an awesome year! 

                                                                            Mr Millington, Mr Brett & Miss Young 

Literacy and Numeracy

In this section of our web page we will provide regular updates regarding our literacy and numeracy learning. We will endeavour to provide the information before we teach the content so that parents/carers can talk about it with their children if they wish. 



Term 2's literacy learning will mainly focus on The Tudors. We will be looking at what life was like for school-children during that period, as well as learning about the Battle of Bosworth, Henry VIII and local celebrity, John Cabot. Off the back of this, we will be honing our skills for writing to different purposes, looking at diary entries, newspaper articles and biographies.


We will be focusing our attention on maintaining the correct use of tense in our sentence writing, using concise vocabulary to express greater meaning, We will also be learning how sentences are built from phrases and clauses. 



In term 2, children will move on to focus on multiplication and division. They will learn to:

    • identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two numbers
    • know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (nonprime) numbers
    • establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19
    • multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers
    • multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts
    • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context
    • multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000
    • recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers, and the notation for squared ( 2 ) and cubed (3 )
    • solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and

Home Learning


 Every Friday, maths home learning will be set and should be handed in by the following Thursday. The questions and challenges will  reinforce learning that has taken place during the previous week. If your child is not yet fluent on the recall of their times tables, please could you ensure that regular practice of them is taking place at home. 


Please choose any three tasks from the learning wall below. (coming soon...)

This home learning will be due in this term on the following dates:

Thursday 15th November

Thursday 29th November

Thursday 13th December

If your child would like to do more of the learning challenges, this is absolutely fine!


Spelling word lists will be sent home every Friday and should be  learnt using the Look, Say, Cover, Write spelling strategy as part of home learning. The children will be tested on these words the following Friday. Please encourage your child to practice the words on a daily basis as this is proven to help children retain spellings in the long term.



Curriculum Overview

Here you can find information regarding all other aspects of the curriculum for this term. 


In term 2, our exciting topic is THE TUDORS. This fascinating period of English history is full of intriguing characters, exciting events and momentous social change. There is so much to get our teeth into that the children will wish that we could continue the topic all year.


In our PE sessions we will be learning how to play football or NFL and working on our passing, receiving, positioning and shooting skills. In our indoor slots, we will be playing dodgeball, benchball or getting to grips with the gym apparatus.


As part of our topic of The Tudors, children will be learning three songs called The Battle of Bosworth, Henry VIII and John Cabot.

Art and design:

We will be looking at the art of Hans Holbein, portraitist to Henry VIII, and trying to recreate his techniques for our own Tudor self-portraits.


We will be exploring Judaism and answering the question: What is a synagogue?


Our Jigsaw topic this term is titled Celebrating Difference.In this unit we will be exploring the rich tapestry of our own backgrounds, personalities and experiences. We will be celebrating what makes us individuals while also highlighting the similarities that bind us.


Children to develop their online set of protocols in order to keep safe online.
Children to  recognise inaccuracy and bias on the web and evaluate websites for
their validity




Updated 25/10/18





This is our song about managing our feelings when we find something hard or upsetting.