Welcome to Year 5

It seems like have been away for so long, but, welcome back everyone to a brand new school year! We hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are feeling refreshed ready after our extended break!
The children have enjoyed their first few days in school and we have all very quickly got back into the swing of waking up early and being prepared for the day!
For your information, Mr Webb will be teaching the children throughout the week, and Mrs George is the Year 5 teaching assistant every morning. Miss Sharples will be joining us to support with learning on Tuesdays to Fridays.
We hope you find this newsletter helpful in informing you of what your children will be learning about this term.

Lewis Webb


Homework this week (6.11.20) has been set via Purple Mash (Literacy) and Mathletics (Numeracy).  The English and Maths is to completed and submited by Wednesday 11th November.  Best of luck!


Here are the spellings following this week’s rule: -able and -ible words.  These will be tested in school Thursday 19th November.  Best of luck!

  1. reliable
  2. adorable
  3. enjoyable
  4. reasonable
  5. predictable
  6. edible
  7. terrible
  8. possible
  9. invisible
  10. responsible

 Autumn Term 2020


This term we will be studying the novel ‘The Wizards of Once’ by Cressida Cowell. The children will be exploring descriptive vocabulary, setting scenes and creating characters, whilst developing their ability to plan and compose longer pieces of writing. Through this novel, the children will also be guided in developing their reading skills. Children will know what they are aiming for in English by the use of targets in the front of their books, each linked to the reading and writing objectives we are currently working on.


This term in Maths the children will:
• Read, write and order numbers to 10,000 and determine the value of each digit
• Rounding numbers to one million
• Exploring negative numbers
• Reading and writing Roman Numerals
• Using column method to add and subtract numbers with more than four digits
• Solving multi-step addition and subtraction problems
• Reading and interpreting a variety of graphs
• Exploring multiples and factors
• Investigating prime, square and cube numbers
• Exploring the perimeter and areas of 2D shapes
Children are also set Maths targets, again linked to essential number skills and/or the unit of work being covered. These will be evident in their Maths books.


Our first topic this term is ‘Ancient Greece’. The children will be looking into the key events that occurred during this fascinating time in history. In particular, we will be studying:

• Democracy
• The Olympics
• The Battle of Marathon
• The connections between religious and social history
• The Trojan War


In Science the children will be studying the properties and changes of materials. We will be sorting and comparing materials, looking into the processes of separating mixtures and explaining reversible and irreversible changes. The children will be improving their investigative skills by carrying out a series of experiments, specially the processes of dissolving and practical uses of conductors and insulators.


This term in R.E. we will be covering the use of Sacred Texts across different religions. We will be asking ourselves: Do Sacred Texts have to be true to help people understand their religion? Does participating in worship help people feel closer to God or their faith community?


This term your child will be having PE on a Tuesday and Thursday. They will need the correct PE kit which is a red t-shirt with the school badge, black shorts and a black track suit for colder days. Trainers are essential, plimsolls are not. Initially, both PE lessons will be outside until the weather changes. The children will be doing invasion games with Sports for All instructors on Tuesdays and Fitness with Mr Webb on Thursdays.


This term’s computing will build on the children’s prior knowledge of Coding.  We will then move into the safe and responsible use of the internet, focusing on E-Safety in the ever changing world.  This will prepare the children for what they will need to be able to do when they reach their secondary education.




This year, children will be set English and Maths homework on a weekly basis. The children will receive their homework on a Friday which will due in on the following Wednesday. Children will have one day’s grace to bring late homework in, after that they will be asked to complete it during their lunchtime. It is expected that the children spend about 30mins on each homework task. If your child is struggling with the management, time taken to complete or anything else, please ask the children to come in and speak to us to help develop their sense of independence.

Mental Maths

The children will be expected to continue working on their times tables throughout the year. This may for some weeks form part of the maths homework. We will establish which times tables children need to work on early in the term and then set them targets to achieve a certain set of times tables half termly. The school website offers many games to help consolidate tables and we can give sheets to support rehearsal of tables if useful.


We are available in the morning for short messages such as if somebody else will be collecting your child.
If there is anything else you would like to discuss, please email/ call the office if there are any messages throughout the day. 01280 813066

Year 5 Class Timetable

Click here to download class timetable.

Times Tables Practise

Click here to times tables games for you to practise.

Times Tables Practise Sheets

Click on the links below to download the times tables sheets we currently use in class:

2,3,4,5,10 including division

6,7,8 including division

7,8,9 including division

2-12 x including division

Internet Safety

Below are some reminders about what you should do  to keep safe on line:

  • Always tell an adult if you are using the internet and what you are using it for.
  • Never talk to anybody you don’t know.
  • Don’t give out any information about you (name, age, address, school) even to people you know.
  • If something pops up on screen, don’t close the screen, tell an adult.
  • If you get a mean message or email, ignore it and tell an adult so they can delete it.
  • Don’t go on to websites you are told not to.

Safer Internet-CEOP Link 

Click here to link to the CEOP website.

Home Working

March 2020

Y5 work at home pack

Activity Sheet Boat Race
Activity Sheet Perfect Parachutes
Answers – Favela street kid
Chemical Creations Home Learning Task
Easter Crispy Cookies Recipe
Fiction Revision Mat
Materials and Properties Home Learning Task
Non Fiction Revision Mat
Poetry Revision Mat
Reading Revision Mat Guidance
Task 1 Advertise Your Town
Task 2 The Ascent
Task 3 Film Review
Task 4 Letter to Your MP
Task 5 Continue the Story
Task 6 The Titanic
Task 7 The Supermarket
Task 8 Classroom Conundrum
Task 9 Ancient Myths
Task 10 A First Visit
Term 2 Reading Assessment Booklet
Term 2 Reading Assessment Answer Booklet
The Mystery of The Missing Lance St
Times Table Games
Year 5 Spring Themed Maths Activity Booklet