Year 5 2020 - 2021

Miss Aylott & Mr Twigg would like to welcome you to our year 5 class page.

Our team

Teachers: Miss Aylott & Mr Twigg

Teaching Assistants: Miss Wheatley, Mrs Khatun & Mrs Price


Our English curriculum is created using the 'Power of Reading' schemes of work which use a high quality text to promote enthusiasm through immersion into the text. This immersion will cover descriptions, drama, hot seating, newspaper articles, narrative writing and poetry. 

This term we are studying the text ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce.


To improve the children's reading and comprehension skills, it is important for them to read every night. Could we please ask parents/carers to sign the children's Communication Diaries, so that we can evaluate how often the children read (they earn an extra smilie for reading 5 times each week). Children achieving this will have a greater chance of gaining their Respect Award. It is important for the children to be asked questions about the text they are reading, to help build their inference and comprehension skills. The children also really enjoy listening to stories.

Your child should be reading for an average of twenty minutes a day. We are aware that they are often independent readers at this age, however it would be really good if you could find time to listen to them once a week, and to discuss the book they are reading. 

We also ask that you sign the homework diary once a week on the home page of the diary. These diaries are checked daily.


We are continuing our new spelling scheme. Your child should still be practising the Year Three and Four common exception words, along with the Year Five and Six common exception words. These can be found in the back of the new homework diary. Children can also practise the common exception words on the following website for free:


In Maths we follow the White Rose scheme of work. This spreads a range of skills needed to cover the Year 5 curriculum across the academic year.

Number – place value, addition and subtraction, Fractions, Decimals, Percentages multiplication and division, Prime Numbers

Geometry- Angles, Shapes, position and direction

Statistics – Representing and interpreting data

Measures - Volume, Time

It is vitally important that the children know their times tables, and related division facts, up to 12x12. The children should be practising their times tables at home regularly. All children have access to Times Table Rockstars, which can be played either through the website at or via the app which can be downloaded onto most tablets and phones. You will find your child’s individual login details in the front of the homework diary.


Currently, children are to arrive at school on their designated PE days wearing their full PE kit. PE will be taking place outdoors wherever possible, so the children should have clothing which is appropriate for the weather on that day. The outdoor PE kit includes black jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt for over the T-shirt (not the school sweatshirt) and trainers. It is important to have a separate sweatshirt from the one they wear in class. All clothing should be clearly labelled with your child's name. Long hair must be tied back and earrings removed (or covered with plasters). As we are a healthy school, we encourage all children to bring a named bottle into school filled with only with water.

PE Days:

Miss Aylott’s class – Wednesday and Friday

Mr Twigg’s class – Wednesday (PE) and Friday (Swimming kit)



During the autumn term, the children will cover Earth and Beyond and Forces.

In the spring term we will look at Properties of Materials and Changes of State.

While in the summer term, the children will be studying Living things and Habitats.



During COJO work the children will learn about History and Geography through the study of three inspirational people. In these lessons, as well as learning key Geography and History skills, the children will develop seven fundamental characteristics: Respect, Empathy, Self-Awareness, Perseverance, Excellence, Communication and Teamwork.

In the autumn term, the children will study Tim Peake.

In the spring term we will look at Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

In the summer term, the children will be studying Spartacus.




In Year 5, we build on and deepen our prior learning in Christianity by exploring the concepts of The Kingdom of God and Salvation and Resurrection.  We also revisit Islam with a focus on the Qur’an and the mosque. We introduce topics in two new World Religions – Hinduism and Sikhism and discover beliefs, values and key aspects of these religions.  We are then able to build on this with a multi faith topic on pilgrimages.  We begin to compare and contrast ideas and values found in religious and non-religious viewpoints we have studied.



Each week, your child will receive a new set of pages from the SPAG and Maths books, or an appropriately levelled worksheet. These are given out on a Friday, and need to be completed and returned to the Academy by the following Friday ready for marking. If your child is struggling with homework, we ask that you encourage them to seek help from school staff. The year 5 staff are available to help during break and lunchtimes.

Homework for this week:

Homework Book


Due in

Spelling Grammar and Punctuation


Thursday 17th December

English Year 5

Complete the Book Review worksheet about 'Cosmic'.

Maths Year 5 

Times Table Worksheet

Maths Year 5 Stretch Book




Useful websites for the curriculum

Khans Academy – especially good for maths and computing for all ages

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch (This link is also on our computing page)
Creative computer programming

Doorwayonline –

Interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

All kinds of making.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
Activities to try in the garden!

British Council
Resources for English language learning


Files to Download

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