Fabulous Year Five!

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. Kaur, Mrs. McCarthy & Mrs. Panteli. 


In the Autumn term, we will begin by securing and developing the children's understanding of place value of numbers up to one million including decimals and negative numbers. We will then move on to learning new formal and informal methods for all four operations and apply these to real-life problems. 

Early Work most days consists of questions to revise learning so far. This helps to consolidate and embed learning and ensures mental fluency. 

Times tables will be tested weekly with a time limit. This will become a personal challenge in which children increase the difficulty and work to beat their score. 


 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.


P .E.  for the Autumn Term:

 This term, our PE will be outdoors on a Monday and indoors on  a Tuesday. We are lucky to have Mr Roberts (PE Specialist) working with us to teach Gymnastics in the first half term.

Due to the unpredictable weather and ever-changing events in a Primary School, please ensure that a PE kit is in school everyday as we may swap days. Also, if it is very wet, we may use the hall and work inside.


We began our year with a classic text 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. In the first phase of the teaching sequence, the children enjoyed reading the text as a class: working to infer and retrieve information. In the second phase, we focused on punctuation and grammar with an emphasis on description and paragraphs to organise ideas. In the third and final phase, we wrote our own brilliant recounts by writing a diary entry for the Iron Man reflecting on the epic battle.

The second text this term is 'Macbeth'. We will be looking at extracts and quotes from the original play, reading a children's version of the story and listening to the BBC's video clips. There's going to be mystery, murder and lots of great learning!

In addition to our English lessons, every week we will have whole class reading sessions (to help develop inference and vocabulary) and planned SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) sessions.


We will teach spelling patterns/rules weekly and children will practise these in class.

The lists that go home are words taken from the Statutory Spelling  lists for Key Stage 2. We will select words that link to our text and that may be used in the Big Write task. Children will have several weeks to learn these but must learn them properly.

ttached is the National Curriculum Statutory Spellings for years 3/4 and year 5/6.

Please note the children should be mainly secure with the Year 3/4 spellings and working towards the Year 5/6 words.


Homework will be set on a Friday and due back the following Wednesday. If you need to email homework, please use the following address: 



Our first topic this year is 'Earth and Space'. This is an exciting unit for the children in which they deepen their understanding of our Solar System. 

We have been very impressed with the projects the children so carefully worked on over the Summer and thank you for all your support! 


Thursday 26th September - Trip to Royal Observatory Greenwich.


Our topic work this term will be based on Ancient Greece. Children will have the opportunity to carry out some enquiry based learning using a range of historical sources. 

We will compare life in Athens and Sparta and consider how the work and ideas of the Ancient Greeks still affects us today. 

We will discuss 'democracy' and if this is a fair system of government.

Later in the term, our art and DT work will link with this topic.