Year 5


Miss Wratten and Miss Gray

Miss Hutchison

Teaching Assistants

Miss Ahmed and Miss Adcock

Welcome to Year 5!

Year 5 is an exciting year. We work extremely hard and learn about a whole range of interesting topics, including: World War I; Animals and Humans; finding out all about life in Germany (just to name a few). Year 5 is also bursting with fabulous experiences, such as a great project with English Heritage based on World War I and the local area.

In addition we will be writing our own traditional stories and getting to grips with all our times tables up to 12 x 12.

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Year 5 Downloads and Resources:

Term 6

This term’s topic is A Walk on the Wild Side. In English, We will be reading ‘The London Eye Mystery’ by Siobhan Dowd. It’s an exciting novel about the mysterious disappearance of a young boy on the London Eye. 

In Maths, we will be looking at using and applying our mathematical skills in real life contexts including the environment. We will also focus on number wizards and practice activities can be found on the school website:

Science this term is Living Things and their Habitats and we will spend time researching the life cycle of plants and animals. We will also be involved in an exciting Environment Science and Maths week!

Term 5

Our focus this term will be art and nature . We will be exploring  the work of Carry Akroyd.  We will study her use of block colour, simplified colour and the effects it creates.

In literacy we will be reading the book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo. The book follows the story of one boy’s struggle for survival after he is washed up on an island in the Pacific Ocean. He soon realises he is not alone…

In Maths, we will be looking at problem solving with particular focus on two-step problems. These problems will involve decimals and conversion of units. The children’s targets are linked to the number wizards and practice activities can be found on the school website:

Term 4

This term’s focus is on forces, and we will be particularly looking at gravity - 'May the force be with you'!  We will be reading the book ‘Street Child’ by Bertie Doherty. This book is set in London during the 1860s. The main character is a young boy, named Jim Jarvis, who is desperate to escape from the workhouse. Children will get a chance to share their knowledge about Victorian Britain. Find out more at

We will also be working on some writing linked to our Science topic. Find out more at

We are all looking forward to World Book Day as it's the chance to dress up as a favourite book character.

 Dates for your diary:

26th February – Book Week, 1st March - World Book Day, dress up and Bedtime Stories ,

2nd March- Poetry Performance , 16th March – Year 5 Charity Assembly ,20th March - Year 5 Rock Band  performance,

Term 3

This term’s focus is Global Connections. We will learn about Germany in depth and link this to our literacy and art. We will focus on artist Paul Klee and read traditional German stories by The Grimm Brothers. Children will get a chance to share their knowledge about Germany with other children in the school on our school-wide International Day. For further exploration, have a look at the BBC webpage on Germany:

Term 2

This term’s focus is Properties and Changes of Materials. We will focus on investigation in changes to materials and link this to explanation texts in Literacy. For further exploration, have a look at the BBC webpage on materials:

During the term we are also going to be reading ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Moyes and creating artwork linked to the poem. In Maths, we’re looking forward ‘Fraction Week’. We will also be using our mathematical knowledge in games and investigations. Follow this link to practise this skill using online maths games:

Term 1

We have an exciting year ahead, with lots of great opportunities for learning both in and outside of the classroom. The children are now a lot more independent and we will continue to develop their organisational skills and self-confidence as learners taking pride in the work they do. Over the course of the year we will explore a range of fascinating topics as well as our mathematics, reading and writing!

The Year 5 school day is a busy one. It starts promptly at 8:45am with our morning work. Please make sure your child is in school for 8:45am so they do not miss any valuable learning time. Feel free to support your child in this session until 9.00am.

Please keep an eye out for future updates throughout the year!