Year 5


5P - Mrs Pearce and Mrs Doolan

5A - Mr Auld and Mrs Thorp


In Year 5 we expect children to have their P.E. kit in school every day. This should include; shorts, t-shirt and trainers or pumps. You might also want to include jogging bottoms and a jumper when the weather gets colder.  Children will need to take their P.E. kit home weekly to ensure that it is clean for the following week.


5P – Monday and Wednesday

5A – Tuesday and Wednesday   

Children are expected to read at home three times every week. This needs to be recorded in their reading record. Children will be sent home spellings every week that they will need to learn and will be tested on a Friday. Each week children will have a piece of maths homework and they will need to write 5 sentences for a choice of spellings. Homework is given out on a Friday and handed in the following Wednesday.



This half term the children will be looking at Recounts and write a newspaper report. They will also be looking at and studying the narrative poem: The Highway Man! This is an exciting text that uses a lot of unusual language and should enhance the children’s vocabulary.    


This half term, Year 5 will be continuing to learn and apply their skills with numbers. They will look and apply Place Value skills and solve a range of problems that involve adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. The children will also be looking at 3D shapes: learning and using the technical vocabulary to describe them. 


This half term, Year 5 will be learning about Earth, Space and our Solar System. We will be learning how the seasons occur; how gravity affects the movements of the planets and using our Maths skills to look at sizes and distances of the plants.



Our Topic this Spring will be: Stargazers! The children will learn information about Space that links closely with our Science. The children will have the opportunity to see inside an inflatable Planetarium and learn about the different planets and see whether aliens can exist!   

  In Year 5 children need to know all of their times tables to 12 x 12. You can help by asking multiplication questions around the house, or walking to school. Useful websites include:

 Times tables grid games    

                            Multiplication games


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Useful links;

  English games

  BBC games