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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

We would like to take this opportunity to say hello and extend a warm welcome to the children and parents joining us in Year 5 this year. We have lots of exciting things planned and hope your children will share these experiences with you on a regular basis.

Year 5 is a hugely important year in your school life. Being in Upper key Stage Two, the children have a responsibility to be role models to the younger pupils. They will experience new opportunities and challenges throughout the year, both inside and outside of the classroom. These will help them to develop and evolve both as learners and as the young adults they are transforming in to.

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The Year 5 Team:

Mrs Fadahunsi

Mr Kelly

Mrs Spadafora

What are Year 5 learning?


In English, we will be delving into Louis Sachar’s ‘Holes’ using it as a foundation for crafting narratives, narrative, non-chronological reports and informal letters. Throughout this study, we’ll sharpen our grammatical prowess by mastering the art of employing descriptive language, creating expanded noun phrases, skillfully alternating between active and passive voice and infusing our writing with both vivid descriptions and emotive expressions.


In Maths,  we have been working on Multiplication and Division - learning about multiples, factors, prime, square and cube numbers. We will be moving onto Fractions in which we will be converting to and from mixed and improper fractions. We will also be adding and subtracting Fractions.


In Science, we have been looking into the different types of Forces - such as Gravity, air resistance and friction. We will be carrying out different types of investigations to assist with our learning and understanding of the different types of forces.


In RE, our topic is “Advent to Christmas”, we will be focusing on Advent and the birth of Jesus. We will be building on learning from our previous topic ‘Beginning with God by further developing our knowledge of God, in particular knowledge of the second person of the Trinity, Jesus, the Christ.


In History, we have started to learn about the Vikings. We have researched who they were, what life was like and why they wanted to settle in England. We will go on to study their beliefs and what happened to the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.


In Computing we have been learning about variables and strings.

Homework Google Classroom

Homework plays a crucial role in reinforcing and solidifying children's learning. Assignments are distributed weekly through Google Classroom. Some students may receive supplementary maths and reading activities tailored to support their individual learning needs. This extra support aims to enhance their understanding and proficiency in these key subjects.

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P.E. Day for Year 5 – Tuesday.

Full kit is required to be worn to school on both days.

P.E. Kit includes – Plain Navy Tracksuit Bottoms, Plain Navy Sweatshirt, Navy Shorts, White Polo Shirt Top, Black Plimsolls or Plain White/Black Trainers (no logos please)


Homework / Home Reading

Each week homework will be given as follows:

English homework is uploaded every Friday on Google Classroom to be submitted the following Friday.

Maths homework is uploaded every Friday on MyMaths to be submitted the following Friday.

One piece of R.E. Homework will be set on Google Classroom every half term. It will be set on a Friday to be submitted the following Tuesday.                          

Home reading – Home reading books must be read with an adult and signed each week. They will be sent home on a Thursday and should be returned by Tuesday.

 The children should also complete 20 minutes of daily reading.

Topic Related Projects are often given over holiday periods.

Times tables are practised regularly in class and it would be beneficial if they practice at home also. These are tested every Friday.