Year 5

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Welcome to Year 5

Welcome back!

Thank you for all of your support during the lockdown period. We are delighted that the children have returned to school which such positive attitudes towards their learning.

Please remember we will post updates of your children's learning and important information on the Class Dojo app and on the class blog page.

Key Information

PE will take place every Thursday and Friday morning. Please can the children wear PE kits to school on Thursday and Friday.
Homework will be handed out on a Thursday and must be returned the following Tuesday.
Please read with your child each night and comment and sign in the home school planner.
Remember to look for regular updates on the class blog and the dojo app.

Children need 2 water bottles in school each day. One for the morning and one for the afternoon.

Thank you for your continued support and if you have any concerns or questions then please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher.

Year 5 are thoroughly excited about all the fantastic learning we have planned for our Autumn Term. Please read below to find out what we will be covering in each area of the curriculum.


In our English lessons, we have begun looking at the text Beowulf. Beowulf is an epic poem about a legendary Anglo-Saxon king. We will be using Talk for Writing to box up the tale, create our own characters and eventually use the structure to write our own beat the monster story.
We will be having our spelling tests every ‪Wednesday morning, so please ensure that your child learns their spellings each week. ‬‬

Oxford owl reading books (250 free books)

Bug Club

Spag Games

Within our Maths lessons we will be looking at place value. Last year the children thoroughly enjoyed our new power maths scheme and we look forward to continuing with this. We will also be continuing to focus on our times tables. The children have done so well! It would be very helpful if you could also be practising these at home.

TT Rockstars

Sumdog Login

In history we will be looking at WWII. Our learning challenge question is ‘How did Hitler convince a nation to follow him?’ It would be useful to research this topic with your child at home.

BBC Bitesize Topics

This half term we will focus on our science learning challenge question- Do all living things begin life as an egg? The children have already been impressing us with their scientific questioning. If you wish to find out more at home, please visit the following website which has lots of great information and video clips.

BBC Bitesize Science


This half term we will be focusing on the importance of our health and wellbeing ensuring that the children are settling back into school well and rebuilding their friendships after a prolonged period of time at home.

This half term the children will be becoming web developers! They will be designing and developing their own website based on a topic of their choice. I will share access to the children’s web pages through class dojo and the class blog for you to have a look at.

We will be looking at the devastating effects of the blitz. Children will analyse different pieces of art work and produce their own interpretation of the night sky during this time period. The children will use many techniques and materials including line drawing, water colours and chalks.

Miss H Smith and Mr P Gleaves

Maths and English

All Curriculum Areas


Dyslexia Award LogoYST Quality MarkSchool Games Gold AwardBig Lottery FundedHealthy School Award

Sustrans Bike It Bronze AwardBug Club Gold Music mark