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Welcome to year 5

Welcome to Asteroid Class!


The adults that work in Asteroid Class are Miss Hancock and Miss Sutton 



Children will enjoy stepping back in time to the Stone Age and engaging themselves fully into the activities set by our guest reader. They will explore artefacts and the stories linked to the Stone Age before creating their own. Using images of artefacts found at Skara Brae, they will make their own Stone Age jewellery.

Monday 25th of February



Having explored all they need to know about the progression from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, parents will be invited in to share the fabulous work that the children have produced on Wednesday 3rd April at 2:45pm.


Take home task:

You might like to complete one or hopefully more of the following:

  • Re-create a style of cave painting
  • Make your own Stonehenge
  • Review the film ‘Early Man.’
  • Write a story set in the Stone or Bronze Age
  • Design a costume for a Bronze Age person
  • Design and/or make an artefact
  • Create a timeline for the period
  • Write a newspaper article, based in the period
  • Research a particular time period and present
  • Or make up your own…?

Hand in date: Friday 22nd March 2019


Week 1

This learning experience will begin with a visit from a travelling storyteller, Emma Morag, to read to Year 5. This is an opportunity for the children to fully immerse themselves into subject of The Stone Age from the very start. They will also be able to participate in a supporting activity such as drama, art & craft, storyboard writing and singing. During English, the children will focus on the narrative Wolf Brother, by Michelle Paver. This text will make up the basis of our literacy, for the term. The children will create summaries of the text, as well as performing a dramatic piece inspired by the events on the story. In History, the children will be putting events of the past into chronological order using timelines and before going on to learn about Stone Age lifestyle, weapons and tools. In maths, the children will further develop their abilities to solve calculations involving fractions.


Week 2 and 3:

As the term develops, having developed their knowledge of what life was like during the Stone Age (Pathaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic), the children will develop their scientific vocabulary which will enable them to describe and classify time periods and types of tools, used in a range of time periods. During this fortnight of writing, we will develop ideas and plan our own narrative, using Wolf Brother to engage the children. During maths, the children will use multiplication and division to expand their knowledge and understanding of the relationships between fractions and decimals. In History, the children will be finding out about Hunters and Gathers and  how they survived; they will go on to create a comic strip showing this, using Torak and Wolf as their characters. They will also be learning how Stone Age peoples’ settlements developed over time in the Neolithic and the Mesolithic periods.


Weeks 4 and 5:

     Following our planning stage, the children will create character profiles and describe settings in detail. These descriptions will form the basis of the children’s’ own stories. After continuing to deepen their understanding of Stone Age life, the children will build their own artefacts in the style of the Stone Age tradition. They will also learn the next period in history – The Bronze Age and will be looking at artefacts to find out more about the people of that time. For the final fortnight of maths, the children will use their understanding of fractions and decimals, to make connections to percentages. We will also find angles within shapes and develop area and perimeter understanding through practical examples.


Week 6:

To conclude our Learning Experience, the children will be using their knowledge on the development from the Stone Age to the Iron Age to create newspaper reports. Our maths focus will be to strengthen our calculation skills using decimal numbers. Then for our final project, we will be looking to mirror the effects made by traditional cave paintings and create our own handprints. It would be our pleasure to then invite all parents to an assembly for each Year 5 class, where the children can display all of their hard work and share what they have learned (held on Wednesday 3rd April at 2:45pm).


How you can support your child at home:

  • Take the opportunity to talk to children about The Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.
  • If possible, explore the internet with them to see what interesting facts you can find out.
  • Encourage children to learn tables facts up to 12 x 12 – improve speed and accuracy if possible.
  • Ensure that your child reads at least 4 times a week and has the opportunity to discuss their reading with you. Please could you ensure this is recorded in their reading record.
  • Help them to learn their weekly spellings and ensure they understand their meaning.
  • Encourage children to complete their maths homework with as much independence as possible.


Miss Hancock




Year 5 and 6 Spellings

Don't forget to use the 'HIT THE BUTTON' website. Here you can:


  • rehearse multiplication tables
  • division facts
  • doubles
  • halves
  • square numbers
  • factors and prime numbers



Welcome back everyone and a big welcome to all the Reception Children.