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Year 5

In Year 5 we continue to provide children with a broad and balanced curriculum that allows for creative thinking and the development of independent skills. We aim to teach this through a range of fun and exciting activities which underpin the learning of key skills across the curriculum. Furthermore, this year there will be a strong emphasis on the development of children’s mathematical and English skills, preparing them for the challenges of the Year 6 curriculum.

Year Group Information

Class 5D

Teacher: Mrs Draper

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Smith

PE: Monday Morning 

PE: Thursday afternoon


Class 5M

Teachers: Mrs McLeod

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hipwell 

Field: Monday Morning 

Field: Thursday afternoon


Important Dates

18th - 20th September 2019- Robinwood Trip

Harry Potter Day - Wenesday 16th October

Carol Concert - Tuesday 17th December 2019 at 1.30pm


Class 5SB

Teacher: Mrs Bluck and Mrs Samra

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Anderson

PE: Monday Morning 

PE: Thursday afternoon                                                             


Class 5HW

Teacher: Mrs Healy and Mrs Wilson

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Peake and Mrs Aspinall

Field:  Monday Morning 

Field:  Thursday afternoon






All Aboard the Hogwarts Express (Autumn )

Quality Text: 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone' by J. K. Rowling

The Year begins with a visit from Simon Ward, who discusses the importance of having a ‘growth mindset’ when facing different challenges. This is very useful for the children, especially those who attend the Robinwood residential in September! Following the Robinwood trip, reading our quality text, J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, whilst discovering the wonders of the British Isles. The children will also use their new iPads and atlases to learn all about where we we live in relation to the rest of the UK and the world! As scientists the children will be looking at forces in action beginning withe a visit to the Botanic Gardens.

Who Let the Gods Out (Spring )

Quality Text:  The Usborne Book of Greek Myths and 'Who Let the Gods Out' by Maz Evans

In Spring, the children look at how the Greeks have inspired us and society. They study Greek architecture and recognise Greek influences in buildings and monuments on Lord Street. They learn about the Greek city states and forms of government, identifying how a democracy is an effective way of governing a country. The children also learn about the Olympics and influential Greeks. 

'A Cog in Time' (Summer 1)

Quality Text: 'Cogheart' by Peter Bunzl

Here, the children find out everything they can about Queen Victorian and Britian during her reign. The children are transported back in time for a special 'Victorian Day' in class where they gain first-hand experience of what it would be like to be a child in school during this period. They are able to lead their own learning and research different aspects of this era which interest in them, while also being taught about the Victoria Cross. 

See Year 5's overview at the bottom of this page.

Home Tasks 

In Year 5, we expect children to read at home with an adult 3 times a week. In addition to this, children should complete independent reading daily and this should be recorded in their Reading Record.

We aim to provide children with a range of homework activities to prepare for or consolidate their classroom learning.  Homework will be given out on Friday to be finished by the following Wednesday unless otherwise instructed. Usually, there will be a 20 minute task relating to English and/or our current Theme, as well as a 20 minute Maths challenge.

Times table knowledge is essential as a building block for all maths skills. We expect the children to know all their times tables off by heart, up to 12x12. It is important that the children take time to learn these throughout the week.


Home Learning - MARCH 2020  

For those children who will be completing home learning, please find attached a variety of activities for the children to complete. 

The activities have been broken down into the different areas of the curriculum (maths, reading, writing and theme). Exercise books have been provided for all children to complete their home learning activities. Some of the activities set by the year group will be web based game and will be activities that do not need to be put into books. There is no expectation for parents to print out any work that children are given.

During each week, the following will be provided: 

4 x Maths activities 

2 x SPAG activities

1 x Pobble picture writing stimulus 

1 x Author write/free write 

1 x Reading comprehension 

3 x Theme activities via Purple Mash 

Alongside this, children will be encouraged to read at least 3 times a week. These can be books from home and e-books from ‘Oxford Owl’ appropriate for their age. 

David Walliams Audio Book:

Children should also complete TT Rockstars and use the Nononsense Spelling Strategies to learn the Year  5/ 6 word list as appropriate for your child’s year group and recap the spelling patterns stuck in the yellow reading diaries. 


Don't forget to look at our Year 5 Caterpillar blog on Purple Mash where there will be regular updates on how our 4 caterpillars are developing. You can comment on what you see and make suggestions for their names. 🐛 🦋

If you have any questions or queries regarding the work set, please email:  Emails sent to this address will be responded to Monday to Friday within school hours 9.00-3.00pm by a member of the Year Group team term time only.

We have set extra  activities for the first week to account for Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March, in addition to week beginning Monday  23rd March. 

Each morning children should log onto Purple Mash and on there they will find an e mail from their class teacher. There are instructions in a document below on how to access the e mails.