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Year 5

Welcome back to the new school year. The children have settled in well into Year 5 and are already working hard and impressing us!



Class Teacher - Miss R Verrall (Tuesdays Mrs C Banthorp)

Morning TA: Ms L Manning


Red Pandas

Class Teacher: Mr M Burch

Morning TA: Mrs J Clark

Year 5 Open Session


On Wednesday 19th October we have an open session and would love to see as many of you as possible.

The session is from 8.50 to 10.15. Please come and join us for Maths and Spellings.


Jaguars Class Assembly is on Friday 21st October starting at 2.30pm. We hope to see you there!

Autumn Term



We begin our English with the Anthony Horowitz book 'Stormbreaker'. It will take at least 4 weeks to work our way through the book, ensuring we are reading and discussing it thoroughly. Of course, the children will be writing a whole range of texts such as letters, character descriptions, diary entries, story predictions and job applications. Here they will practise skills learnt in Year 4, as well as new ones introduced in Year 5.

In spelling, we will be looking at homophones (words that sound the same but have different spellings such as sea/sea, meat/meet) and investigating ways in which we can remember the spellings.

Look out for links on this page to help the children further practise these skills.



In Maths we will practise reading and writing number to 1 million, also ensuring children recognise the value of each digit in these numbers. We will also be using all 4 operations to solve word problems ensuring children have a successful method for each.

It is important that the children know all of the times table up to 12 x 12. Please help your child practise these at home.

Again look out for links on this page that can further help your child.



Our first topic is Earth and Space. Here we will learn about our Solar System, in particular the Earth's movement around the Sun and how this leads to day and night, and our seasons.

The first homework task asks the children to complete one of the following tasks:

1. Build a 3d model of the Solar System

2. Research the Solar System and present in any form desired (e.g. factfile, poster etc.)

3. Choose 1 planet to research





Autumn 2nd Half Term



Our topic this term is FORCES. The children will be taught to:

  • explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  • identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  • recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect



This half term we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks and the legacy they left.