Birchwood Grove CP School




Year Five 

 Autumn Term 2021

 It has been an absolute pleasure to see how engaged and excited year 5s have been these past weeks. We really enjoyed reading a book called ''The Promise''. The children observed their local environment and created collages about the values that are most important to them. We also spent some time appreciating trees and then writing poems about them. 




As we move on through the term we will be focusing on the following concepts as part of our curriculum; change, cause and consequence.  

The key question for this term is: ''Are human beings always in control?''

We will be linking this question when learning about the ancient Maya. Children will be researching their chosen topics and writing non-chronological reports about it. We will be creating print art, inspired by ancient Mayan hieroglyphics, comparing caste systems from around the world, and celebrating the ''Day of the Dead'' with Mexican food and music. 




 At home

Please support your children at home with the homework provided weekly.

-Reading (a weekly sticker through Seesaw)

-Times Tables Rockstar (500 coins a week)

-Spelling Shed (set lists following spelling patterns looked at in school)

-A big make project (once a term)

-GPS task (set weekly on Seesaw)

Homework will be set on a Friday and will be checked on Thursdays. Homework club will be on Fridays after school- contact the school office if your child would like to join. Please let us know if you are having trouble with any logins. 


Help at home


100 Books to Read

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spellings

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spellings

Multiplication Square

Maths Fluency Sheets




Oak Academy Key Stage 2 Lessons