Fabulous 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! Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Hughes, Miss Waterhouse, Mrs. Kaur & Mrs McCarthy.  

Welcome back Year 5!

Key dates:

Wednesday 16th September – Parents information evening – to be done via Zoom

11th and 12th November – Parent consultation evenings


Powerpoint from Information Evening:

Homework Thursday 24th September: Please choose the reading challenge that is best suited to you. Read the text carefully and answer the questions in your homework books. You do not need to print out any sheets unless you wish to.

Challenge 1 Reading Comprehension:


In the Autumn Term, we will be developing and securing the children’s understanding of number and calculations. We will begin by focusing on place value and number magnitude as this underpins solid mathematical understanding. We will demonstrate some of the calculation methods used this year during the Information Evening Zoom session.

Children are expected to know all of the times tables by the time they reach Year 5 and we will be extending this knowledge to decimals, e.g. 6 x 7= 42 so 0.6 x 7=4.2 so 0.6 x 0.07=0.042


We look forward to sharing some of our work with you soon!


Homework will be set on a Thursday and due back the following Tuesday.

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 practice core skills in an interactive way.
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.


If you need to email homework, please use the following address: 


Challenge 2 Reading Comprehension:


In English this term, we will be reading and basing our writing on 'The Iron Man'.

Each sequence involves reading, text analysis, vocabulary investigations, key grammatical skills, drama, drafting, writing and publishing.

We can't wait to share some of our beautiful writing with you on our web page soon!

Below is the Year 5 TAF we refer to in our Parent information evening. 

By the end of year 5, we expect children to be working at the 'expected standard'. 


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.

Attached 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.

Home Learning Work For Self-Isolation:

Please use the links below to access appropriate lessons for Year 5:

Oak Academy


BBC Bitesize


Subject specific



Reading comprehension


History- Ancient Greece

Carry out some research on Alexander the Great

  • Who was he?
  • Why was he so 'great'?

Challenge 3 Reading Comprehension:


 In Science this term, we will be learning about the exciting topic of Earth and space!

We will be learning the relationship between the Earth and the other planets in our solar system.

Please click below to access our knowledge organiser for the Earth and space topic. It includes all the interesting key facts you need to know!


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.