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Year 5

Term 5 and 6

We would like to welcome back all parents, carers and children after the Easter break.


Our team:

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

5W – Mr Weitzel  TA – Mrs Bright

5SB – Mrs Sumner and Mrs Baker  TA – Mrs Smith and Miss Relf



In the final two terms of year 5 we review and focus on all times tables up to 12 x 12. It is important for children to carry on increasing the speed and accuracy that they are able to answer multiplication questions. 




Guided reading


Beetle Boy by M.G Leonard

Writing focus: a narrative

Beetle Boy by M.G Leonard


Clockwork by Phillip Pullman


A range of poetry and text extracts



In term 5 we will be study living things and their habitats through our Beast Creator topic. We will be looking at the differences between the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. We will also study the life process of reproduction of some plants and animals.

In term 6 we will be studying forces and finding out how cam mechanics, pendulums and pulleys work. We will then implement this knowledge in our final DT project of the year, when we will designing and building a fairground ride.


PE and Dance

PE kits should be worn to school every Tuesday and Wednesday. In term 5 and 6 we will be studying dance on a Tuesday afternoon with Mrs Porter.




Wednesday 4th May – Ramsgate synagogue

Year 5 will be continuing our geography field work at Viking bay in terms 5 and 6 on the following dates:

Friday 13th May (tbc)

Friday 15th July (tbc)


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