Mount Stewart Infant and Junior schools are working together in a Hard Federation known as The Mount Stewart Schools.

Year 5

2017-2018 Termly Overview

Autumn Term 1 Overview

Year 5 Parents Information Meeting 2017-2018

Tips for Parents

Autumn 2017 Termly Review



Children will be given a variety of opportunities to develop their speaking and listening skills. This half term we will focus on Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. In addition we will be refining understanding of text and comprehension skills focusing on the works of the author Roald Dahl. Children will focus on looking at patterns in his work to use as examples/models for their own writing. We will be covering Recounts and Diary Entry to further develop their writing skills. Whole class reading will be undertaken daily, in order to develop their literacy skills. Over the year, we will be preparing children to hone in on specific grammar skills; these are tested in Year 6 as part of the SATS English paper. This preparation is necessary to secure a good outcome for next year; it will therefore form part of their homework. Your continued support is vital in order to achieve the best outcome for your children.

Recommended Reading List – Years 3, 4 and 5


Children will continue reinforcing their understanding of the place value, reading and writing numbers up to a million, negative numbers, rounding number, prime numbers, factors, number sequence and the four basic operations in maths, whilst continuing to develop strategies to solve mental maths problems.

Children will consolidate their number knowledge to develop different written and mental strategies. These topics of studies will link into their humanities studies of work where they will discover the Maya and their number systems.


Sun, Earth and Moon: Children will learn about our solar system including identifying the planets and the role of the sun and moon.

Properties of Materials: Children will extend their knowledge of the classification and properties of materials. They will plan and carry out scientific investigations.

Foundation Subjects

This term children will continue their studies of Christianity and Islam in order to develop their understanding of our wider community.

In Humanities children will discover the Maya civilisation and learn of the many inventions of that particular culture which has contributed to our way of life today. In the second half term, the children will study South America and will have the opportunity to discover the history and geographical aspects within this topic.

Enrichment Activities

  • PGL visit
  • Cycling course


Children will be introduced to Brain Building this term. This method focuses on developing the children’s independent thinking skills and research skills. These developing skills will begin to transfer into their class, helping to improve their overall work.


We look forward to working with you to support your child’s learning.