Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Year 5 is a key year in preparing children for Year 6 and for SATs.  Children are therefore encouraged to take more responsibility for their own learning, which helps to develop the skills of independence and resilience.

Homework includes:
Handwriting practice

Homework will be given out on Fridays and will be collected in and checked on Thursdays.  Any child who fails to bring their homework in will be expected to complete it during break time.  The children are encouraged to take ownership and responsibility for this.

Each child has a reading record book and a school reading book.  They are expected to read to an adult at least once a week at home and their reading record has to be signed – this will be checked each Thursday with the rest of their homework.  The children are encouraged to take ownership and responsibility for this.

P.E. is a compulsory part of the curriculum so please ensure your child has full kit. This term our P.E. days are Tuesday and Thursday.  We will also be swimming 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th February so please ensure your child has what they need for this – girls need a swimming cap and full costume (a letter has been sent out).

Each child has their own personal login for Mathletics, which has been stuck in their reading record.  Children are encouraged to access this website as much as possible as they can earn points for their achievements and progress and will be awarded certificates in assembly accordingly.

Targets for Class 5B:
-Times tables (according to the curriculum, children should know all of their times tables by the end of Year 4 so in Year 5 it is about increasing the speed and accuracy of recalling times tables)
-Handwriting (particularly the size of letters)
-Writing using basic skills accurately (capital letters correctly at the start of sentences or for names and punctuation used when necessary)

Our Curriculum for Spring:

  • Mathematics – multiplication and division/perimeter and area/fractions
  • English – poetry/our core text ‘Rooftoppers’
  • Come and See – Mission / Sacrifice
  • Science – Forces
  • Art – Skylines
  • P.E. – dance/gymnastics/swimming
  • Music – ‘Make you feel my love’
  • Computing – binary codes


Class Teacher – Miss Burns
Teaching Assistant – Mrs Judge

Curriculum Overviews

Mathematics Overview of Learning

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