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Year 5 Class 2023/24

Welcome to Year 5!


Who's Who?

Miss White - Class Teacher

Mrs Bishop - Teaching Assistant




Children should be reading regularly to an adult at home - minimum of 3 times per week. Children are responsible for changing their own reading book at any suitable time throughout the week. Reading records are checked every Friday and the number of times your child has read is noted down. Reading is rewarded with a reading certificate after every 20th log in their record.


Homework & Spellings

Children will be given spellings and times tables on Fridays. Both will be tested in a written test the following Friday. It is recommended that spellings are practised for a short period daily. When testing times tables, focus on facts that children are unable to recall automatically. I will be keeping a running record of children's scores throughout the year.



PE lessons will take place every Thursday afternoon. Children should come to school wearing their full PE kit (navy/black joggers or shorts, house colour/white t-shirt, and dark jogging top or blue school jumper). If children arrive in the wrong PE kit, they may be asked to change into a spare school PE kit.



Swimming lessons will take place on Wednesday mornings. Children must bring their swimming costume/trunks and a towel. Children are welcome to bring swimming goggles and caps. If children wish to wear their swimming kit under their uniform they may, but please remember to pack all necessary items of clothing for getting changed afterwards!


Forest School

Due to swimming lessons taking place, Year 5 will not have Forest School.


Autumn 1 Term - 2023



This half term, we will be reading the book 'Arthur and the Golden Rope' by Joe Todd Stanton. We will be be using this book as inspiration to write our own monster story, before recounting the events of the book by writing a letter, to a friend, as Arthur.



We will begin our maths curriculum by learning about place value. Children will be using numbers up to one million! We will read, write, partition, compare, order and round numbers up to 1,000,000.

Our next unit will be Addition and Subtraction.  Please find websites further below which offer valuable practice for maths.



Our first science unit is Earth and Space. The National Curriculum states children should be taught to:

  • describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system
  • describe the movement of the moon relative to the Earth
  • describe the sun, Earth and moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky


Discussion or observation at home around these topics will support children in school. A fantastic online resource to explore the solar system can be found at:



Our history topic, Raiders and Traders, is all about the history of the Viking Britain. This topic will run throughout the whole of Autumn Term. Please find the Knowledge Organiser below, detailing the information children will learn over the course of the topic.


Religious Education

Our 'People of God' unit will explore the question 'How can following God bring freedom and justice?'

Year 5 Spelling Overview

Autumn 1 Highlights

What have we been up to?

We take every opportunity to engage in hands-on, enjoyable learning experiences. Take a look below to see what we have been doing this year!

Painting Skills