Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2BA

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Deadline to apply for a Reception place for September 2018 is Monday 15th January

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5's class page! Here you will find information about our fantastic learning, experiences, class information, homework and any other news. Enjoy! Miss Hope, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Khajuria and Mrs. McCarthy

Maths: In the spring term, we are planning on covering the following units in maths.

  • Problem solving - using 4 operations and 2 step problems
  • Negative numbers
  • Identifying, comparing and ordering fractions
  • Adding fractions and multiplying them by a whole number.
  • Fraction problems
  • Measure - converting units
  • Area
  • Volume and capacity
  • Percentages
  • 2D and 3D shape
  • Reflection and translation
  • Perimeter
  • Angles - estimate, measure, compare and draw
  • Angles - calculating missing angles

The time we spend on each, remains to be seen as we will vary our pace according to the needs of the children. However, we will try to stick to this order.


 To support your child's Maths at home - please use the Mathletics website. This is a really engaging resource for the children to use where they can play games and listen to times tables tunes! We really recommend it :) Each child should have a login and password. (These should be inside the new Reading Record books) If you require another copy of this, or encounter problems, please let us know.


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                                   Monday = Outdoor PE 

                                   Tuesday = Indoor PE




Literacy: Autumn term, weeks 1-3

Over the next few weeks in Literacy, we will be looking at the book 'Holes.' We will start off by looking into the characters and the setting and develop our reading skills. We will identify some key features of narrative newspaper reports.


During this unit we will be learning new skills and recapping skills we have already learnt, such as:

Inference and retrieval of information of information from a text.

To use relative clauses and relative pronouns.

Use of commas to clarify meaning.

Writing quotes using inverted commas.

Cohesion between paragraphs



For the children's final piece of writing they will be writing a newspaper report about the events at Camp Green Lake. They will try to include many of the skills focused on and draw on their knowledge of the text.


See if your child can tell you about Holes so far. 

How does the character of Stanley change during the story? Why?

Can they predict what the purpose of digging the holes is?


Attached is the National Curriculum document containing the year 3/4 and year 5/6 spellings for children to learn throughout the year. Every couple of weeks some of these spellings will be set for spelling homework.   

 Homework - class projects

If the children are given any project based homework such as preparing a presentation, you can send the homework to the email address below. Please mark it for the attention of Miss Hope or Mrs. Hughes. 


This half-term in Science our topic is Materials. We have continued to build on last term's topic by finding out about reversible and irreversible changes. We have been carrying out practical experiments to separate materials using sieves, filters and evaporation. We are also thinking about the importance of this in our lives and the battle to provide people globally with safe, clean drinking water.

 We will look at some influential scientists, whose discoveries have improved the lives of others.


This term, we will be learning about The Americas. We will be using a cross curricular approach and linking literacy, maths, computing and art.

The children will be engaged in some active enquiries and will be using maps, globes and the internet to find out about some of the countries in North and South America.

We will look at lines of longitude and latitude and investigate how the environments vary so greatly across these two continents.