Year 5

Spring 2 Home Learning

Hello parents!

This half term we are learning all about Anglo Saxons. We will begin to understand who the Anglo Saxons were and link this to our learning on Romans in Year 4. 


We are looking at some very exciting texts in English, such as ‘Beowulf’, which will enable us to gain a further understanding of the life of an Anglo-Saxon character. We will also explore ‘Macbeth’, which will deepen our historical understanding as it highlights events of Anglo-Saxon culture. 

Some resources you could use to learn more are: 

BBC Bitesize: Anglo Saxons

BBC Bitesize: Macbeth


In Maths, we are recapping our knowledge of fractions. We need to remember how to convert mixed numbers into improper fractions and vice versa. We will then be beginning to learn how to multiply unit fractions and non-unit fractions by integers. 


In Art, we are going to create some Anglo-Saxon shields and brooches. We are going to be researching and sketching their designs, then making and evaluating. This will supplement our History knowledge as we will understand more about Anglo Saxon culture and art. 

You should already have your Spelling Shed and TT Rock Stars logins, but please let us know if you are having any problems accessing this at home. Please also make sure you are trying your best to read at home: even if it’s just two pages each night.

Home Learning Expectations

Please take some time to look at the following to see what your child should be doing at home to extend their learning:

Reading their book band book - 3x a week

TT Rock Stars - Soundcheck - Daily, for 10 minutes

Spelling Shed - Daily, for 5 minutes

Thank you!

The Year Five Team

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