Necton Church of England Primary School

Year 5 Cherry Class 

Curriculum Information Page


Welcome to the Year 5 (Cherry Class) page.

We hope this provides you with important information to support your child's learning this year. 

Please do get in contact if there is anything that we can help you with.

Miss Gardiner and Mrs Arthurton. 


Miss Gardiner's teaching days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday-  
Mrs Arthurton's teaching days are Thursday and Friday- 


What we will be learning this Autumn Term 2023...


This term’s enquiry question is:
Is there anything out there?


This is what we will be learning about in each subject area:

English: Information text, Biographies, Sci-Fi narrative, Poetry, Recount. Class readers are The Jamie Drake Equation and Breadwinner. 

Maths: Number and Place Value; Addition and Subtraction; Statistics, Multiplication and Division, Area and perimeter.

Science: Earth and Space; Forces.

Computing: Computing systems and networks, internet safety, creating media (production).

History: Sequencing events, examine great events and compare accounts.

Geography: Countries in the Arctic and Antarctica.

Music: Melody and harmony in music. 

RE: Is believing in God reasonable? How has belief in Christianity impacted on music and art through history?

Art: Drawing in the negative, viewfinders, sections (Hundertwasser); layering and extending patterns. 

French: France, greetings, days of the week, months of the year, Christmas in France

PE: Basketball, Tag Rugby and Yoga

Life Skills: Healthy lifestyles; keeping safe with technology


How you can help your child with their learning:

  • Encourage your child to check they have everything they will need in school each day (especially a reading book and their ‘Reading Record’). Reading Records will be checked every Monday - remember for every 10 reads your child will receive a merit for their chart. 
  • Use the Knowledge Organisers (at the bottom of this page) to help your child learn the information we are exploring.
  • Discuss the school day with your child – ask them what they’ve been learning about , check out our twitter feed @NectonY5
  • Hear your child read and discuss the story with them, asking questions about what has happened.
  • Practise times tables and spellings. Children will learn spelling patterns in school but will need to practice the spellings at home, for testing in the last week of half term.


Other things to remember:

  • We will be doing PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please make sure your child comes to school in their kit for these days. PE will be outside when possible, so they will need to wear something appropriate for the weather.
  • Children need to remove earrings for PE lessons (or cover with tape if they cannot be removed)
  • Please remember to name all school uniform.
  • Please ensure hair is tied up at all times. 




Wednesday 13th September 2023 - Welcome to Year 5 Meeting @ 2.40pm

Wednesday 11th October 2023 - SEND Review Meetings

Wednesday 18th October 2023, 9.20am @ All Saints Church, Necton - Harvest Festival Service

w.b. 13th November 2023 - STAY SAFE WEEK 1

Wednesday 29th November 2023 - Parent/Teacher Progress Meetings


Autumn Term Knowledge Organiser:

knowledge organiser.pdf



common exception words.pdf


autumn 1 spellings docx.pdf