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Welcome to Year 5

Nurturing bright futures 


Respect    Responsibility   Resilience 


‚ÄčMeet The Team


5P Class teacher - Miss M. Hamilton

5P Teaching Assistant - Mrs A. Wilkinson

5G Class Teacher - Miss K. Weaver

Year 5 Teaching Assistant - Mrs V. Patterson


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Welcome to Year 5! We are really looking forward to continuing and sharing in your learning journey this year and have planned plenty of lessons to engage, excite and inspire your learning. We hope that you all enjoy your time in Year 5 and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on our class e-mails and we will be more than happy to support you.  


Home Learning

Home learning will be given out on a Friday and expected to be handed in on the following Wednesday. Children will need to put their homework book into the designated homework box in their classroom upon completion.


Topic home learning is set termly and we would love to see as many tasks completed from the Home Learning Ideas Sheet as possible. We would like children to complete one task a week. This term our topic is Dynamic Dynasties.


Spelling Shed is full of games, which are designed to encourage your children to develop their spelling of the year 5 and 6 curriculum words. Logins can be found in the front of your child's Reading Record book.


Reading Books will be changed once your child has finished reading their book. There is a box in each classroom for the children to put their book in. We would like to encourage children to change their book at least once a week to increase their reading fluency. Please can you ensure that you sign your child's Reading Record each time you hear them read. Children need to bring their reading book into school each day even if it doesn’t need changing.


Bug Club is a great way for your child to continue improving their reading and comprehension skills. The bands correspond with the book band that your child is on in school and completing the quizzes by clicking on the Bug's face on pages throughout the books will improve your child's comprehension skills further. Logins can be found in the front of you child's Reading Record book.


Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots is a great way for your child to practise their times tables and number skills. Logins can be found in the front of your child's Reading Record book.


Autumn Term Curriculum



Thursday a.m. Swimming - Outdoor with Mr Hardwick

Friday p.m. Athletics - Outdoor with Mr Hardwick


Swimming kit and a towel will be required for swimming and a P.E. kit will be required for athletics, which should include jogging bottoms or shorts, jumper/hoodie, t-shirt and trainers. We recommend bringing a carrier bag too as trainers may get muddy and covered in grass. Please ensure all PE kits are named and in school on the day that your child has P.E.



This half term, we will be using the book Cosmic to learn how to write a modern fiction story. Following this, we will be focussing on writing a balanced argument. In the second half of the term, children will learn how to write a narrative from another cultures based on the text Rose Blanche, poetry and how to write a persuasive letter.



This half term, we will be focussing on place value and addition and subtraction. In the second half of the term, children will focus on Multiplication and Division and calculating with fractions. All lessons will focus on Maths mastery following the White Rose scheme.



In Science, we will be learning all about Earth and Space and the children will have opportunities to research the solar system and carry out investigations into shadows and how long it takes each plant to orbit the sun. Following this, children will learn about Forces.



Our topic for this term is Dynamic Dynasties and the children will be focussing on their History skills, where the children will learn about Ancient China, and the Shang Dynasty. It will also explore the significance of jade and silk, everyday life and the legacy of the Shang Dynasty.



Our Art topic will be carried out in the second half of the term and is called Taotie. The children will design, create and evaluate taotie motifs.



Using Purple Mash, the children will learn about coding and spreadsheets.



This term, the children will be studying the following topics: buildings on the high street, directions, connectives and adjectives, asking where places are and Christmas.



Using Charanga, the children's learning will focus on the songs Livin' On A Prayer and Classroom Jazz. They will have many opportunities to listen to and appraise music, as well as study lyrics and rhythm.



This term, the children will focus on specific topics including families and friendships, safe relationships and respecting ourselves and others.



This term, the children will be focussing on the key question - why do some people believe God exists?  

Home Learning - Dynamic Dynasties

Topic Knowledge Organiser - Dynamic Dynasties

Science Knowledge Organiser - Earth and Space

Autumn Term Timetables