Year 5

Mr Bowen

Mr Bowen

Alder Class Teacher

Mrs L Shawcroft

Mrs L Shawcroft

Larch Class Teacher

Mrs Hopkins

Mrs Hopkins

Beech Class Teacher

Miss Doran

Miss Doran

Beech Class Teacher

PE: Monday & Wednesday.

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!  During your time 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.


If exciting topics is what you are after, then Year 5 is the place for you! We kick start the year, reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which is our hook in exploring grid references using the ‘Marauders Map’ and is our stimulus for creative writing!  Later in the year, the children will delve back in time exploring Ancient Greece and the Victorians, before blasting off to Space during our Science topic ‘Earth and Space’. This is just a glimpse of what is to come.

Alongside some of school’s most exciting topics, the children should also look forward to: Harry Potter and Victorian enhancement, swimming, performing their carol concert at St Cuthbert’s Church, learning how to play bouls in Botanic Gardens and performing at the AO Arena in Manchester, as part of the Young Voices extravaganza.

Year 5 Curriculum

Below is the curriculum for Year 5. This has been broken down by subjects and then by half-terms:

School Clubs 

Parent Information Afternoon

Home tasks


In Year 5, we believe that homework is a vital tool in consolidating recent learning and embedding learning into a child’s long-term memory - this is proven to help progress. Weekly activities will focus on preparing children for Year 6 and beyond.

Our weekly homework offer in Year 5 includes:

1. A reading comprehension or a maths task each week to consolidate learning (this will alternate each week)

2. Reading- please continue to aim to read with your child at least 3 times a week.

3. Maths - We would also like your child to continue to practise their times tables at home – Times Tables Rockstars ( is a useful resource to use to help support with pupils practising this at home. Their login details are in the font of their reading diaries and this should be accessible for all children.

4. Spellings- To support with our reading and writing work in school, we will send home each week a spelling rule and linked words so you are aware of what is being covered as part of our work in school. This rule will be taught and practised throughout the following week in school and we wanted to send this home so, where possible, children can practise this at home. Children will have the chance to learn, practise and apply this rule in class through a range of activities and quizzes as part of our RWI spelling programme.

We teach the children to take pride and responsibility for their own work and we strive to develop their independence, therefore we expect each homework task to be completed with care and to the best of their ability.

Homework should take no longer than approximately 40 minutes per week to complete.

Feedback for homework will primarily be given either verbally or through self/peer marking during whole-class feedback where appropriate. Teaching staff will ensure any misconceptions are addressed during feedback given to support progress and understanding.

Thank you so much for your continued support!

Other family learning opportunities

  • Family projects 
  • Playing board games & card games
  • Discussion and debate around topical issues and news items

Practical Maths Activities:

  • Money – counting, going shopping, and calculating the change, currency conversion.
  • Cooking- measuring and weighing, calculating cooking times, calculating total weight, using scales accurately.
  • Telling the time -  5 minute and 1 minute accuracy. 
  • Using timetables for travel. 
  • Calculating time intervals between TV programmes, bus journey’s and car journeys. 
  • Other opportunities for real life maths and applying their number and computation skills for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


PSHE Information


Times Table Rockstars -

Eedi -

Google Classroom -