Year 5 – Autumn Term

Key Information

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Weekly Spelling Test: Friday morning

PE days:

Dates for your diary:

Class Texts

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
An absolutely beautiful book loosely based on the Slavic myth of Baba Yaga., Marinka’s story is magical, delightfully macabre and utterly engrossing. Skilful storytelling reimagines ancient folklore while addressing issues such as bullying, bereavement and taking control of your future, which will resonate with many young people.
The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
A timelessly told, lyrical adventure about bravery, friendship and fighting back, set in the stunningly evoked snowbound Russian woods of the early twentieth century.


At Inspire we believe reading is the heart of our curriculum. It opens doors, sparks your child’s imagination and stimulates curiosity. It is  therefore crucial your child reads every night and brings in their reading book every day to school.

Children will have the opportunity to change their reading book each morning when they come in. It is their responsibility to do this.

What’s happening this term

In Autumn 1, the children will travel back in time to the Maya Civilisation. Children will learn all about what it was like living like a Mayan: the foods they ate, how they dressed, how they lived and what they did for fun. We will spend a full day immersed in the Mayan culture, stepping outside of the classroom environment and living like a true Mayan.

In Autumn 2, we will hopefully be going on our Year 5 fieldtrip to support our Geography topic of Mountains. I hope children have their walking boots ready and are raring to go as we prepare to set off on our hike up a local mountain.

In addition to this, we will be inviting the Mountain Rescue into school to talk to us about the dangers of mountains and what exactly their job entails.