Year 5

Teachers Teaching Assistants

Mrs K Gilday (M, T, W, F), Mrs K Black (Tues PM), Mrs L Childs (Thurs)

Mrs K Goodwin (HLTA)
Mrs S McEwan

Miss A Turner Mrs N Luff

Current Topic

Our topic for the summer term is ‘Your Country Needs You!’ which is based all around the history of World War II.  During lessons we will study how the war started, who was involved and the famous faces of WW2 including Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler.  Children will lots of opportunities to learn about key events such as The Blitz, rationing and evacuation.   We will link all our computing work to our history and the children will work each week towards a presentation on WW2.  This topic is always a favourite of the children (and staff!) and promises to inspire the children in all curriculum areas.

Reminders and Rountines

  • Have a named water bottle
  • Wear correct uniform (in line with school policy) that is clearly labelled with name and that is suitable for the weather type
  • Read daily at home
  • Practise multiplication tables weekly (including the division facts)
  • Complete weekly homework (set on a Friday and handed in the following Friday via Google Classroom)
  • Children will have a chance to change their reading book each week, as and when they finish. Reading records will also be collected in on Fridays


PE will take place on:

5 AT - Monday and Friday

5 KGKB - Monday and Wednesday

Children should come to school in their PE kit on these days.


17th June 2021

In class we use a variety of concrete (physical resources) and pictorial resources to support our learning in Mathematics. When learning about decimals, we used Base 10 equipment and Place Value Counters to represent various decimals and develop our knowledge of decimals further.

Year 5 Mathematics PhotosYear 5 are working towards achieving an Arts Award as part of the Artsmark Project. In order to achieve this, the children have needed to complete various tasks over the Summer Term as part of The Arts. Some of the tasks have included drama and role play, listening to and researching various music and evaluating its purpose and impact, playing instruments and creating art through different mediums. The children have enjoyed the wide variety of tasks that they have engaged in.


16th June 2021

Year 5 demonstrated their learning of Spanish weather terminology to present their very own weather reports!

Spanish Weather Terminology Pictures

7th June 2021

Year 5 spent time exploring some WW2 artefacts.  These included: An RAF flying jacket, a decommissioned grenade, a sweetheart bracelet, a battle ship replica and household items such as dried food tins and lanterns. 

wW2 Artefacts4th May 2021

Year 5 have been taking part in a special Artsmark Explore project with Mrs Black. All the work is based on 'Lockdown and our home' and promotes the children's wellbeing through artwork and music. 

Artsmark explore project year 5KG/KB

15th March 2021

Year 5 have been gardening and litter picking as part of their Science topic 'Living things and their habitats.'

year-5-living-things-and-their-habitats11th December 2020

Here are some of our Christmas Kindess poems:

Christmas Kindness Poems4th December 2020

The children in Year 5 designed and made their own Volcano Sculpture as part of our Geography topic this half term. To tie in with Arts Week and the theme of 'Water', we have thought about different volcanoes that are partly underwater. The children enjoyed using paper mache to build their volcano and secure its shape.

Volcano Sculpture20th November 2020

As part of our focus on Mountains and Volcanoes, the children have been working hard to plan a route for the emergency services to rescue an injured hiker who is stranded on a mountain. We had to think carefully about which route we would take and any obstacles that we might face on the way. The children worked in pairs to plan their route and shared their route with the class at the end of the lesson. We have put some pictures of this work in our gallery.

In English, Year 5 have been studying the poem 'Flanders Field' by John McCrae. Here are our performances of the poem:

Year 5 Performance - 1Year 5 Performance - 2

Year 5 Performance - 3Year 5 Performance - 4

12th November 2020

We have been reading and interpreting the poem 'For The Fallen' by Laurence Binyon.  Please see our pictures in the gallery of our work inspired by the poem.

13th November 2020

As part of our continued work on performance poetry, we have tried to put a small amount of music to our performance of 'The Fallen by Laurence Binyon.

Performance 1Peformance 2Performance 3Performance 4

18th November 2020

Year 5 have been learning how to bring three harmonies together using the song 'Everybody loves Saturday night'.

Year 5 Music - Everybody Loves Saturday Night Pictures

30th November 2020

Year 5 have been learning how to use DADWAVERS to structure their writing.  This is just one of the excellent pieces of writing that was produced after lesson one.

How to use DADWAVERS

Supporting Learning At Home

  • Encourage children to complete their homework

  • Share a love of reading with them

  • Talk to them about their day and what they have learned

  • Find out what they find easy/hard so you can understand them as a learner and help them when they need it 

  • Encourage their confidence by praising them and celebrating their successes

  • Visit places and explore culture

Websites to support learning:

MathsELAOxford OwlBBC BitesizeWhite Rose MathsTt RockstarsBBC Newsround





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