Year 5

Teacher Mrs K Gilday (Monday & Tuesday) Miss C Smith (Wednesday,  Thursday and Friday)

Teacher Mrs S Redding

Teaching Assistant Mrs J Card (HLTA)

Teaching Assistant Mrs K Goodwin (HLTA)

Teaching Assistant Mrs L Luff


Welcome to our year group page, where you can find our curriculum overviews, latest news, photos of learning opportunities and achievements in Year 5.

Current Topic - Peaks and Summits 

During the Autumn Term, Year 5 pupils will learn about Mountains and Volcanoes.  We will follow a very cross curricular approach, so that children make links between their learning and build their knowledge in a well sequenced way.  Our English work will be based on the novel ‘When the Mountains Roared’ by Jess Butterworth and children will explore writing stories and newspaper reports.  In Geography, children will learn what mountains and volcanos are, how they are formed and their different features.  They will learn about safety, weather and make then explode their own volcanos in our DT lessons.  We also have a fantastic Mountain themed day organised with some external visitors who will visit school and give the children a subversive experience into our topic.

Reminders and Routines

Children must bring a named water bottle into school each day and all school uniform should be clearly labelled to ensure it can be returned to your child if misplaced. If you have arranged for your child to be collected by another adult that this is communicated to the office or the class teacher.

During summer months, please also make sure your child has a sun hat to wear outside and has sun cream applied each morning before school.


P.E (Both Classes) - Autumn Term 2

PE will take place on Friday. Children should come into school wearing PE kit and appropriate footwear on this day.

Swimming will take place each Wednesday. Children are expected to wear their uniform on a Wednesday and bring their swimming kit to school.

Please follow the link below for the correct list of PE kit your child will need:

Glory Farm Uniform Policy


Supporting Learning At Home

Tasks will be set half termly via Google Classroom with a selection of homework activities to choose from. Children are encouraged to pick one activity each week and bring their work to school or upload photos and send it to


Websites to Support Learning

TT Rockstars

BBC Bitesize Spanish KS2

BBC Bitesize - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Primary Homework Help - Mountains/Volcanoes

BBC Newsround

BBC Bitesize Computing

BBC Bitesize RE

BBC Bitesize English

BBC Bitesize Maths

Homework Help - Britain

Topmarks - Spelling and Grammar English Games

Maths Frame - Maths Resources


Year 5 Newsletters 2023/2024

Year 5 Autumn Term 1 Newsletter 2023

Year 5 Autumn Term 2 Newsletter 2023