All Saints CE Primary School

All Saints C.E. Primary School

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Year 5

Indigo Class

Teacher: Mrs Rogers


During Term 3 we will be studying ‘The London Eye Mystery’ by Siobhan Dowd. It tells the story of how Ted, a boy with Asperger syndrome, and his sister Kat, solve the mystery of how their cousin, Salim, seemingly vanishes from inside a sealed capsule on the London Eye. We will create our own mystery narratives, as well as looking at narrative devices such as linking paragraphs and dialogue.


We will continue to learn a range of grammar, including use of cohesive devises, verb tenses, and figurative language. Spellings will continue to be weekly, with new spellings going home on Tuesdays, with a test the following Monday.


We will be looking again at place value and the four rules of number, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be building on skills already learnt in terms 1 and 2, and deepening our knowledge and understanding of the concepts.

We will continue our ‘tables challenge’ focussing on division, i.e. the inverse of tables. Encourage your child to look at these when learning tables, as they are just as important! We will continue to use ‘Hit the Button’ in class, so any practice at home will certainly help.

Foundation Subjects 

This term our topic is The Anglo Saxons. We will look at how Britain changed following the departure of the Romans, and how the Anglo Saxons lived. We will be looking at how we can use historical evidence to draw conclusions, and how different opinions of historical events can occur through different viewpoints.

In science we will be looking at forces and gravity, including air and water resistance, and in RE we shall be looking at how different religions and cultures share food.

PE this year will be on Thursday afternoons.


Please encourage children to complete homework tasks independently!

Targets this term:


  • ˜ Use cohesive devices in narrative writing
  • ˜ Improve our fluent, joined handwriting


  • ˜ Times tables: rapidly recall division facts for tables to 12
  • ˜ Divide and multiply mentally