Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Our staffing team consists of Miss Johnson (Year Leader), Mrs Yates and Mr Juttla supported by Mrs Azeem, Mrs Akhtar, Miss Newman and Mrs Taylor.


I hope you all had a great half term break. We have started well and have already started on a piece of information writing which links to our Victorian Day experience. We will be writing information texts before starting to look at narrative writing followed by a piece of narrative all based on the Victorians.

The children are enjoying reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty.



All homework is set on Google Classroom which the children can access using their email address and password. A maths challenge is set daily and the children should be reading their reading books every evening. Please ask the children what they have been reading about and sign their purple journal every evening. Alongside the reading and maths challenge, the children will also receive English homework which will be set on a Wednesday to be handed in the following Tuesday. As an additional challenge the children will receive a 100 word writing prompt on a Monday to be handed in on a Friday. Set teachers will also provide spelling activities to be completed daily to work alongside teaching taking place every English lesson.


Please do remember to sign the children’s purple reading and maths journal. We really do appreciate the support of parents and carers in ensuring that homework is completed on time and to a high standard. However, please would parents kindly remember that Google Classroom is for the children to use and is not designed for a communication tool between parents and teachers. 


If you wish to speak to a member of the Year 5 team, please do speak to us at the end of the day or contact the school office. We are only able to hold a brief conversation at the end of the day so if you would like a slightly longer conversation, please phone.




This half term, we will be writing a non-chronological report on Victorian schooling, a diary entry and a setting description.

Grammar and punctuation will be taught once a week usually on a Friday. Spellings will be taught daily at the beginning of every English lesson.

Spelling tasks are set be class teachers daily.



Our text this half of term is Street Child by Berlie Docherty. Street Child is based on the life and times of Victorian Britain and links to our history topic this half of term.


Ways to support your child with English 
Please find below a list of websites which will help your child succeed in reading and writing: (please use your child's google classroom log in details)
In addition to the above it is important to listen to your child read regularly as this develops their oral fluency as well as asking questions about the text they are reading. 



In Maths,  we are currently focussing on number and the number system. 

Our daily homework will consist of extra practice from the day's lesson and prior learning with the addition of daily times table practice using Times Table Rock Stars. 

Ways to support your child with Maths 
Please find below a list of websites which will help your child succeed in maths:
Within Science, we will be studying properties and changes in materials. You should have received the knowledge organiser for this topic. Please do read through it and share it with your children. This will give you an idea of what we are teaching and the vocabulary that will be introduced to your children.


This half term, the children will be doing games on Mondays and in class PE lessons they will be doing gymnastics on a Thursday afternoon.

Please ensure your child has their PE kits and that they are suitable for the activities the children will be involved in. PE kit should be brought into school on a Monday and taken home for washing on a Friday.

Within RE, we will learn about important places. Again, the knowledge organiser has been sent home which tells you what the children will be learning about and the vocabulary they will encounter.
Learning for Life
On a Thursday afternoon, Year 5 will be continuing their Learning for Life lessons. This half term, we will be looking at memory games. 
Year 5 Enriching Experiences
Over the year, Year 5 will take part in several experiences and trips to enrich their learning. Earlier this term, we held our Victorian experience day. The children looked fabulous dressed up as Victorian school children. They spent the morning finding out what it would have been like to be in a Victorian school and enjoyed afternoon tea at the end of the day.
Next term, we hope to have a planetarium visit as part of our science topic on space. More details will be sent home nearer the time.

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