Welcome to a new school year at Mosscroft Primary School.


Miss. Adcock is our teacher and Miss. Corrigan is our teaching assistant. We have settled in quickly to being in Year 5. We would like to welcome you to our Page; you can find important information about our class.

Please click on the link below and take a look at our curriculum map to see what we will be learning about this year:

Year 5 Curriculum Overview 2017-2018


Homework is an essential part of your child’s learning, children are expected to read at least three times a week (every day is even better!) and complete a Maths and Spelling activity each week. In Year 5, we also receive worm sweets if we read at home; these are kept in our ‘Be A Bookworm…’ Display in our reading area. We can also receive certificates for demonstrating commitment to reading, including at home. Homework will be given out on a Friday and must be returned on the following Friday. Remember you don’t want to miss out on getting dojo point!

Important Information

PE will take place every week on Monday.  Please ensure your child has their full kit in school on this day in order to be prepared for the lesson and to receive a class dojo point.

Children will have a music lesson every Tuesday with a specialist music teacher.

Autumn Term


We have started the term by focusing on place value; we have taken our time to ensure that we understand the value of each digit in large numbers – even up to 1,000,000!

Each of our Maths Lessons begins with a Hook; this allows us to look at concepts together as a class. We then practice what we have learnt.

During this term we will be focusing on the following objectives:

Place Value

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit.
  • Count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000
  • Interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers including through zero.
  • Round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000, and 100000.
  • Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above.
  • Read Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals.

Addition and Subtraction

  • Add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers.
  • Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction).
  • Use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy.


  • Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.


  • Convert between different units of metric measure (for example, KM and M; CM and MM; G and KG; L and ML)
  • Understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints


  • Solve problems involving converting between units of time

Multiplication and Division

  • Multiply and dive numbers mentally upon known facts
  • Multiply and divide whole numbers by 10,100,1000
  • Identify multiples and factors
  • including finding all factor pairs of a number and common factors of two numbers
  • Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers and the notation for squared and cubed
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes
  • Know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (non-prime) numbers
  • Establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19.




During this term we will be focusing on:

Adventure stories



Diary Accounts

Persuasive Brochure


We will be using The Queen Of The Falls by Chris Van Allsburg to explore the different writing genres.

We have begun the Autumn Term by looking at different descriptive writing tools including: expanded noun phrases, relative clauses, similies, metaphors and personification. We have been describing Niagra Falls and in particular the scene from the story above.

IPC – The Great, the bold and the brave

The big idea

The history of western civilisation begins with the Greeks. Their expanding empires helped to spread ideas about architecture, food, entertainment, literature, science, medicine and politics across the globe. As their empires ended, other cultures rose to prominence, absorbing and passing on their own ideas and cultures –creating the world we know today.

In History, we’ll be finding out:

Finding out about the Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta

Exploring the political systems in Athens and Sparta

Finding out about the Persian Wars and their impact on Greece

Learning about Athenian life by studying the Parthenon

Finding out about the origins of the Olympic Games

Planning and performing our own Greek play

about people and culture through archaeological evidence

In Music, we’ll be finding out:

Learning about the role of the Greek chorus and writing our own songs

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

Finding out about Ancient Greek art

Creating our own piece of art in a Greek style

In International, we’ll be finding out:

Finding out about the effects of invasion on countries around the world


Autumn Term Topics:

  • Animals, including humans.
  • Light

Animals, including humans.

We have begun by exploring the function of the heart. We made our own stethoscopes and experimented listening to the heart, and the changes if we made the stethoscope longer or if our partner did some exercise.

We have learnt more about the double circulation that happens in the body, and the function of the heart. We imagined that we were blood cells and wrote about the journey around the body; we had to think about the correct order and including technical vocabulary in our story. The stories can be found in class on our Science Display.

Throughout the we will:

  • identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood
  • recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function
  • describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans

After half term we are going to be learning about light. We are going to:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines
  • use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye
  • explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes
  • use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them

Religious Education

In Religious Education we have been looking at how others can demonstrate their faith. We began the year by looking at the life of Corrie Ten Boom and how she has demonstrated her Christian Beliefs throughout her life. We put ourselves in Corrie’s shoes and wrote a post-card to a friend as if we were Corrie Ten Boom. We wrote some very thought-provoking postcards!

We are also going to look at the life of Mother Theresa and how she demonstrated her faith.

After half term, we are going to be learning about and thinking about promises.


Our Learning In Action

Keep visiting our Webpage to see updates of our work, and photographs of us in action.


School Council Votes

We wrote speeches so that we could be considered to be School Councillors or Captain and Vice Captain. We read our speeches out to the class. After that, we voted in class for who we would like as our school councillor. We have displayed our speeches in class. Here are some photographs of us reading our speeches.





We did a fact finding treasure hunt in the school hall. We are not going to find out more about how Mother Theresa demonstrated her faith.



In science we have been learning about the Circulatory System. In this lesson we were acting out the double circulation of the blood around the body.


English Persuasive Brochures

In English, we have been learning about ways a writer can be persuasive.

We planned, wrote and edited brochures persuading others to come and visit  Mosscroft Primary School.

Would you be persuaded? Can you recognise the persuasive tools that we have used?

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