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Year 5

Year 5

Year 5 – Terms 1 and 2

We would like to welcome all parents, carers and children to year 5! We hope everyone had an enjoyable break and are now excited to continue our learning journey in year 5.

Meet our team:

5NB – Mrs Newport and Mrs Baker TA – Mrs Porter

5L – Mr Lucas TA- Mrs Rennie

5S – Mrs Sumner TA- Mrs Perkins


In the next two terms of year 5 we focus on revising the 4 and 8 times tables. It is important for children to carry on increasing the speed and accuracy that they are able to answer multiplication questions.

We will start the term looking at number and place value and then move on to studying calculation strategies. We will deepen our understanding of calculating with whole numbers  as well as studying line graphs. 




Guided Reading


Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce


Antony and Cleopatra by Andrew Matthews 


Mummies Unwrapped by Tom Froese


Term 1

Science - Earth and Space

This term we will describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the Sun in the solar system. We will investigate the size and scale of the solar system and compare planets. Towards the end of the term, the children will have opportunity to be involved in conversations with astronauts onboard the ISS.

Term 2

History - Tombs and Tutankhamun

During the term, we will learn about the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb and who built the pyramids. We will use our historical skills to investigate Egyptian artefacts and understand what they tell us about the past and ancient Egyptian life.


PE kits should be worn to school every Wednesday and Friday


Spellings will be given out on Monday and tested on Friday each week.

Children should continue to build the speed and accuracy they are able to answer times table questions. 

Children will bring home a reading book and reading record, please regularly record and discuss their chosen book. 



In year 5 we have an ongoing allotment project. Children may be asked to bring spades and forks in on Fridays to aid them.


Any questions/queries, please do ask the class teacher – we are at the classroom door at the end of every day and are happy to talk to you.

Year 5 Team