Welcome to Year 5


In Year 5 our teachers are Mr Clough (Herons); Miss Bowden (Storks); Mr Bate and Ms Wilson (Cranes). Mrs Hunt will be teaching maths in year 5. We are supported by teaching assistants Mrs Oakley, Mrs Wilcox and Mrs Prosser.


Friday 28th June 2019

Herons - Jack

Cranes - Hayden

Storks - Isabelle P



All homework is due in on a Monday - Maths and SPaG/English homework will be given out on a Tuesday.It is important that the children complete their homework and hand this in on time as they will be marking their own work in class to discuss their answers and receive verbal feedback on their work.

Spellings will be provided to the children and we ask that they practise at home in preparation for their end of unit test.

In addition, we ask that the children record their reading at least 3 times a week in their diary. Diaries will be checked by the teacher on a weekly basis.
To further support your child, the school is subscribed to the following websites:

Times Table Rockstars Letter Join for handwriting Education City

Details of how to log into these can be found in your child’s home learning books.


During the summer term, we will be continuing with our work on narrative as well as writing newspapers and reports, linked to our
topic. We will be using visual literacy resources to inspire writing as well as taking a closer look at the texts Moonshot by Brian Flocca and Tim Peake Ask an Astronaut. We will be reading this in class; however, if the children would like to read the text at home, then it will help to support our reading and writing. Further suggested reading can be found by talking with your child’s class teacher or through therecommended reading lists on our website. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home in order to build upon their reading fluency and repertoire of language.


This year we will be continuing with the Read Write Inc spelling scheme, which involves the children practising a set spelling rule across a range of activities. The children will practise these throughout the week and will be tested when they have completed a unit. If you would like to support your child further with spelling, it is suggested that the children become confident with the words contained in the Year 3/4 word list. If you would like a copy of these spellings, then please askyour child’s class teacher or referto the school website. Encourage your child to check their home learning for spelling errors before handing in.

Please click here for a copy of the Year 3/4 word list.

Please click here for a copy of the Year 5/6 word list.


In maths this term we will be focusing on the following areas:

1. Decimals and percentages 

2. 2D and 3D shape properties

3. Position and direction (co-ordinates, reflection and translation)   

4. Measures (including metric and imperial units) 

5. Problem solving and reasoning

We will continue to concentrate on the children’s mental calculation agility. We hope that you willbe able to support the children in everyday mathematical opportunities. In addition, it is crucial that your children continue to learn and revise their multiplication and division tables to 12 x 12. These will be tested on a regular basis through Times Table Rockstars quizzes and we will be continuing with our highly successful battle of the bands competitions.

In order to feel confident with the four formal operations, it is vital that the children are fluent with their times tables and addition and subtraction facts such as bonds to 100 and decimal complements to make one.

How you can help at home:


This term we will be looking at the topic of Earth and Space. This will include the order of the planets, their sizes and their distances from the sun. As part of this topic, we will be exploring the relationship between the Earth, Sun and Moon, including the concepts of the Moon phases and night and day. Our study of the Moon will also include an in-depth look at the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Throughout the Earth and Space topic, the children will have the opportunity to develop their science investigation skills through a range of fair tests. In the second half of the summer term, we will be exploring life cycles in humans, insects and plants. This will link with our PSHE topic on relationships and puberty. Further information on the school Jigsaw PSHE scheme can be found on the website.


Please click here for the Curriculum evening presentation.

Please click here for the Curriculum overview.  

Please click here for the Maths Workshop PowerPoint.