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Nascot Wood
Junior School

This week's learning

Autumn Term - Week commencing 28th September 2020



In writing, this week, the children will be looking at instructions - evaluating a set for their effectiveness before writing their own set to constructed a ghastly ice cream for their enemy.


In reading, we have just finished our first class book - The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We often encourage children to share these stories. 

As the class has a new range of books for the children we will be reading an extract from many of these to excite the children and develop their 


As with every school year, our maths curriculum starts with the fundamental of number and place value.

Our focus this week will be for the children to interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through 0

In addition, for this topic, Year 5 pupils will be taught to:

  • 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
  • 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.

Earth and Space

In our first science topic of the year, the children will be taught to:

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


Our focus on history and geography, this first half term, will be on Anglo-Saxons.

  • Roman withdrawal from Britain in c. AD 410 and the fall of the western Roman Empire
  • Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms: place names and village life
  • Anglo-Saxon art and culture
  • Christian conversion – Canterbury, Iona and Lindisfarne

In other subjects, we study in the afternoon, the children will be:

French: Salutations and greet one another

Religious Education: Our first topics we will study are Judaism and Christianity

Physical Education: The children are training for a virtual pentathlon.

Art: The children will be creating a cross-curricula Anglo-Saxon broach.