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Phase 5/6

Autumn one

Welcome back year 5 and 6! We hope that you had a lovely and relaxing summer and are ready to join us for the exciting year we have ahead. Over our first half term we will be answering the question: How do our bodies work?





This half term we will be starting with place value and the number system. From reading and writing numbers up to 1,000,000 to ordering and comparing decimals, you will secure your basic understanding of numbers.

As well as this, we will look at the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplying and division. Best bring your thinking caps this week as we will be introducing new strategies which will help you progress as a mathematician.

As we develop the basic skills, we will apply these to solving a range of problems, ensuring your reasoning and problem solving skills are up to scratch!



To begin the half term, we will be focusing on explanation texts. Based on your own research, you will learn how to organise and write your own engaging and informative text, explaining how to stay healthy. You will develop your editing and improving skills by up levelling your writing.

After this we will be reading a series of short, inspiring stories about athletes such as Jessica Ennis-Hill (Olympic gold medallist). After exploring their lives, you will use these ideas to write your own motivational story!




As mentioned earlier, the human body will be our topic this half term. We will be focusing on learning how the circulatory system works as well as the effects of diet and exercise on our bodies. There will be lots of new scientific vocabulary to learn as we learn more and more, so you will need to make sure you are using your learning to keep your body and mind working perfectly.

You will investigate the effects of exercise on your own heart rate and think about why the changes occur.



As we explore the effects of exercise on our bodies, you will be challenged with creating your energetic work out video! You will take part in a range of Joe Wicks’ workout videos to gain your own ideas for what your work out video could include. You will then develop your filming and editing skills, as you create your own video.



Design and Technology


After researching a range of healthy meals and balanced diets, you will design and make your own nutritious menu. You will focus on your cutting skills as well as a range of cooking methods. 

Once you have perfected your menu, you will design and make your very own packaging to entice customers to buy your product!

R.E and Harvest Festival 


During the last two weeks, we will work towards our annual Harvest Festival; looking at poetry; art and performance dance. Hopefully your parents will join us on Wednesday 24th October.