Year 5


Class teacher: Miss Robinson

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Clulow

Hello and welcome! In Year 5 we work extremely hard with the children to ensure they progress through the school with the key skills they need. We encourage children to become resilient, enthusiastic and independent learners, who show integrity, tenacity and pride.


Teaching and learning in maths follows the National Curriculum, which teaches the following main areas: number, fractions, multiplication and division, decimals and percentages, measure and statistics. Where possible, links have been made across the Maths curriculum to provide children with as many opportunities as possible to apply their knowledge and understanding.



English lessons are planned and delivered around a variety of texts. In addition to the work we do in reading and writing, there is a focus on SPAG (spelling, grammar and punctuation).

Please support your child by encouraging them to read at home and to practise their spellings. Spellings are usually given out at the beginning of the half term and are tested weekly on a Friday.


Texts being covered


  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • Kensukes Kingdom


  • Who Let the Gods Out
  • Beowulf


  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Matilda




We encourage children to read every day at home. We expect the children to read at least 3 times a week at home and they must bring their reading book and diary in to school every day! They receive reading miles for doing so and could win the reading miles prize at the end of the year. We also count how many times they have read and for every 50 reads children receive a certificate and a prize. We complete reading lessons every day and use this time to explore the class text as well as lots of different text types. Here we develop our understanding of comprehension and language whilst fostering a love of reading.


Throughout the year we will be covering many fun and exciting topics following the new curriculum.


  • Science – Properties and changes of materials and Electricity
  • History – WW1
  • Geography – Fiji
  • RE – What does it mean if Christians believe God is holy and loving? How does faith help when life gets hard?
  • PSHE – What make a community?
  • DT – Constructing a stable structure like Hogwarts
  • Art – Seaside
  • PE – Fitness and Dance, Dodgeball and Gymnastics
  • Computing – Word and concept maps
  • French – Getting to know you and all about ourselves


  • Science – Living things and their habitats and Earth and space
  • Geography – Maps
  • History – Ancient Greece
  • RE – What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today? What do Christians believe Jesus di to ‘save’ people?
  • PSHE – What does discrimination mean? What choices help health?
  • DT – Greek food
  • Art – Wild life drawings
  • PE – Netball and Basketball, Swimming and Badminton
  • Computing – Game creator and coding
  • French – That’s tasty and friends and family


  • Science – Animal lifecycles and Forces
  • Geography – Mountains
  • History – Vikings
  • RE – What kind of king is Jesus? Why do some people believe in God and some not?
  • PSHE – How can we be safe online? How can we manage our money? What makes us enterprising?
  • DT – Make a Viking boat (links and levers)
  • Art – Artist study – Quentin Blake
  • PE – Swimming, Cricket and Athletics
  • Computing – Modelling and databases
  • French – School life and time travelling


Things To Remember

PE – Swimming will be in Spring/Summer. PE will be Wednesday and Friday mornings. PE kit must be a plain white t shirt and plain black shorts/tracksuit bottoms, if your child comes in the incorrect kit then they will be asked to change into a clean one.

Reading – Reading books and diaries must be in each day.

Homework– Each week children will be set a minimum of spellings, extra reading and times tables. These are set on Purple Mash each week.