Bishop Bronescombe C of E School

Angels - Year 5

Miss Edney


Well where do I begin with talking about The BFG? This book has and always will be a firm favourite of mine! As a child, I would read this book and then pick it up and re-read it to envelop myself in a world of mystery, magic and wonder. From the mysterious yet emotional beginning, where Sophie finds herself in an orphanage to the suspense-filled moment where she is snatched and whisked into a new, alluring and dominating world full of giants and adventure, you simply can’t put it down! Not only this, but I couldn’t help but love this book just that little bit more because the main character shares my name! The connection I had and still have with this book, and the enjoyment I get from this book means it has secured its place in my bookshelf forever more.

Mrs Provis

Support staff

As a child I loved Enid Blyton's The Faraway Tree trilogy. The wonderful worlds at the top of the tree were an adventure to read and the characters were fascinating. Even now, as a grown up, I would still love to whizz down Moonface's slippery-slip!

Autumn 1
Welcome back everyone, we hope that you have all had a fantastic Summer break. For our Maths this half term we will be focusing on Place Value, including recognising numbers up to 1 million, comparing and ordering numbers and rounding. We will also be looking at negative numbers before moving onto addition and subtraction. There will be a big focus on times tables this year, through  encouraging the children to practise their number recall through weekly 99 Club challenges, TT Rockstars battles and our daily flashbacks. 
In English this half term, we are focusing on writing to entertain and to inform. We will begin by writing our own autobiographies before exploring the book 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty. During this unit, we will be writing in the role of different characters, before producing our own diary entries. Following on with the Victorian theme, we will finish the half-term with a non-chronological report based around Victorian inventions. We will also be studying Street Child as part of our Guided Reading. 
For topic, we will be finding out about the Victorian era and delving deeper into Queen Victoria's reign. We will be looking at the contrast between the lives of the rich and poor during these times as well as the exciting discoveries and inventions made. This ties into our art and DT, where we will be looking at William Morris and creating our own Victorian toys. 
Our RE this half term is based around the key question, 'What does it mean to Christians to believe God is holy and loving?' We will be thinking about why knowing God is considered a personal experience for Christian believers, as well as how God is portrayed both to believers and non-believers. 
In Science, we will be focusing on Living Things and their Habitats. Within this unit, we will be describing and classifying living things, including: microorganisms, plants and animals. 
The children have voted for their class story and for Angels in this half-term, we will be reading The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell.

Autumn 2


Welcome back everyone, we hope that you’ve had a relaxing half-term break and are ready for another exciting half term. For our Maths this half term we will be focusing on statistics including interpreting and drawing charts, timetables and line graphs . We will then be moving on to measurement where we will be exploring perimeter and area. We will continue to encourage the children to practise their number recall through weekly 99 Club challenges and TT Rockstars battles as well as daily Flashback4's to encourage retention.


In English, we will be focusing on writing to entertain. We will begin by writing our own narrative inspired by the Sorcerer’s Apprentice before writing a play script which we will perform to our peers. We will also be exploring Christmas Adverts and some much anticipated performance poetry with a festive twist.


For topic, we will be finding out about The History of Music through the Eras, from 1931 to present day. We will be learning about the types of musical instruments used in different time periods, the structure of different genres and styles of music as well as playing and performing in solo and ensemble contexts using our voices.


RE for this half term is based around the key question, 'Was Jesus the Messiah?' During this unit, we will be thinking about the qualities and characteristics needed to be a Messiah as well as examining evidence from the Bible and the views of others to draw conclusions.  


In Science, we will be focusing on Light. Within this unit we will be revisiting prior learning to recap how light travels and how we see light as well as conducting investigations which will explore refraction, the light spectrum and shadows to continue to develop our working scientifically skills.

We hope you find the resources below easy to access for supporting your child's learning at home and understanding the key objectives being covered. The list below includes:
-Knowledge Organisers
This explains the key information and facts your child needs to know by the end of their topic unit with some visual aids and key vocabulary we will learn too.
-Calculation Policy 
This provides you with information about the key mathematical concepts and how these are taught during this Key Stage. 


Bishop Bronescombe CofE School, Boscoppa Road, St Austell, PL25 3DT
01726 64322