This week’s learning

This week in topic, Year 5 Historians learnt about the movement and settlement of people during the Dark Ages. They were able to identify how place names have evolved since the then. Additionally, Year 5 described the characteristics of an Anglo-Saxon dwelling (house) and settlement. Later in the week, they identified the features of a character description and planned their very own Dark Ages hero and beast!

Well done Year 5!



This week in maths, Year 5 mathematicians read, wrote and compared numbers up to 1,000,000. Later in the week, they rounded numbers within 100,000.

Excellent work Year 5!

French this year

This half term in French, the children will revise days and months as well as numbers 0-70 and they will extend their learning with numbers to 100. They will also learn simple directions so that they can participate in a role-play asking and answering questions on where we can find shops and different places in a town.

This week’s learning…

We have had another fantastic week in Year 5!

In topic this week, we have been learning about where the Anglo-Saxons came from and when they invaded. Also, we found out that there were a few reasons why the tribes decided to come overseas, including: for resources, farming land and because of flooding in their countries.  After this, we learnt who the Vikings were and what their daily lives were like. We then compared the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and found a few similarities and differences; one similarity being that they both travelled in longships (see the fantastic home-learning example below!).

In maths, we have been solidifying our knowledge of place value by rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000. We have also been writing numbers in figures and words up to 100,000. As well as this, we looked at partitioning numbers in different ways using the part-whole model (see example below).