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Nascot Wood
Junior School

This week's learning

Week Beginning - Monday 20th September 2021


Our first major topics in Year 5 will be Place Value. We will look at and develop the following areas:

  • 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 0

  • round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000

  • solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above

  • read Roman numerals to 1,000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals


After revising the key Grammatical learning from previous years, we will be putting these into action and writing a short scene inspired by this picture.


Physics is the order of the topic for our first piece of science. And we will be looking at Space. 

This is often a topic that many children are passionate about, and we will be looking at the following:

  • To describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system
  • To describe the movement of the moon relative to the Earth
  • To describe the sun, Earth and moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • To use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky

Our first topic of Year 5 will be The Anglo-Saxons. In the topic we will be looking at how England and Britain moved from the Roman Empire to be a Kingdom and 1066.

  • Roman withdrawal from Britain in c. AD 410 and the fall of the western Roman Empire
  • Scots invasions from Ireland to north Britain (now Scotland)
  • Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms: place names and village life
  • Anglo-Saxon art and culture