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The classes we have in Year 5 are:

Teak Class



Mrs Kane



Cedar Class



Mrs Loveland



Mahogany Class



Miss Knight 


Year 5 will be supported in their learning by Mrs Chapman, Miss McIntyre, Mrs Halford, Miss Richards and Mrs Shooter



Year 5 Speller of the Week


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Year 5 Active Champion




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Just a few reminders:

P.E kits are to be brouht in on a Monday and taken home to wash every Friday. All classes have games on a Thursday.

Gymnastics/dance will be in term one, three and five (Mahogany on a Monday. Cedar on Wednesday and Teak on a  Friday).

Swimming will be term two, four and six (Mahogany on a Monday. Teak and Cedar on Friday).


Home reading should take place every night for around 15 minutes. Your child's reading record can come in daily, but we ask that they read a book at home and that book can be kept at home.

Spelling Shed and Times Table Rock Stars should be practised every week.

Homework will be sent home on a Friday and be brought in the following Wednesday.



Term Six

This term we are continuing to read Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K. Rowling. We have been using a range of sentence structures and developing our descriptive writing in English. In reading, we have been continuing to work on our retrieval and inference skills.




In Maths, the children have been learning about volume this term. 

We will then go on to learn about Roman Numerals.

For our Science lessons this term we are continuing to learn about materials. We will be looking at separating materials in a variety of ways, such as evaporation, filtration, magnetic attraction and sieving.



In geography, we are learning about energy and sustainability. Here is our knowledge organiser for this term.





In art, we are learning about Pop Art, looking at artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and David Hockney. We will be exploring the techniques of Pop Art and then creating our own final piece.



Term Five

This term we are continuing to read The Highwayman in English. In guided reading, we are reading Kensuke's Kingdom.



In Maths, we have been learning to convert units of measure and learning about area and perimeter.



In History the children are learning about 'Changes in Britain'.  They will be learning about protest, ballots and strikes that have shaped the way we  live today. 




Term Four

In English, we have been continuing to read The Clockwork Crow. We have then started to read The Highwayman and Kensuke's Kingdom.



In maths, we have been learning about angles, position and movement.



In Geography the children will be learning how to read and give 4 and 6 figure grid references. They will be looking at maps of London and identying features. 

Term Three

This term we are reading The Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher for English and Whole Class Reading.  The children will be creating descriptions and using direct speech to recreate conversations between the characters in the story. We will continue to work on using different sentence types in writing.



In Maths the children have been learning about fractions.  They have been finding the fractions walls very helpful. 



For our Science lessons this term we are learning about the human life cycle, healthy lifestyles and the human circulatory system. 





This term in DT we are learning about bread and different ingredients which are used around the world.  The children will learn how to knead and will think about seasonal ingredients.

In History the children are continuing to learn about the life of the Maya and the  Ancient Greeks. They will begin to make comparisons between these life styles and how they have impacted on our lives today.





Term Two

In English we will be reading 'The Viewer' by Gary Crew and Shaun Tan. We will be looking as descriptive writing, learning to create atmosphere and continuing to develop our SPAG skills


In our guided reading sessions we will be reading 'The Snow Sister' by Emma Carroll.


In Maths we will be learning about multiplication and division. The children will be continuing to develop fluency with their times tables as well as look at written methods for multiplication and division. We will then move onto problem solving and graphs. 




This term we are doing tag rugby/hockey and we will also be swimming.



In science this term, we are learning about forces, reversible and irreversible changes, electricity and beginning to look at rocks and materials.



In history, we are learning about early civilisations with a focus on the Ancient Maya civilisation.




In geography, we are learning about rainforest biomes, North America and South America.




In art, we are continuing to learn about architecture and then we will move on to themes of love in art. 



In DT, we are continuing our learning about arches and will be designing and making a model that contains arches.







Home Learning


Each week Year 5 will be set home learning. Times Table Rock Stars and Spelling Shed have been set up for weekly tournaments (See links to these at the top of the page)


Term One


In English, we have have been reading 'The Adventures of Odysseus' by Hugh Lupton. The story follows Odysseus's journey back to his home after the Trojan War and the many adventures he has along the way. We have produced some fantastic pieces of writing, including character descriptions, setting descriptions and recounts.


In guided reading, we have been reading 'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo.








In Maths, we began the term with place value, looking at writing numbers up to        1000 000 in digits and words, comparing numbers and rounding. We have been using our place value counters to represent different numbers and help us a great deal in our learning.

Next we will go on to learn about addition and subtraction within 1000 000. 








We have thoroughly enjoyed creating some fantastic art work. We have made our own Ancient Greek pots out of clay and painted them. We learnt about Ancient Greek theatres and made our own theatre masks using modroc and metallic paint. 







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