Year 5 2019 - 2020

Mr Williams, Mrs Humber and Miss McDade would like to welcome you to our year 5 class page.

Our team:

TEACHERS: Mr Williams, Mrs Humber and Miss McDade (UQT)

Teaching Assistants: Miss Wheatley, Miss Chadwick and Mrs Piazza


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 year we will be studying the texts of: The Highwayman (poetic narrative), Stay Where You Are Then Leave (WW1) and Wolf Brother (adventure)


To improve the children's reading and comprehension skills, it is also important for the children 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. In addition, your child is given a spelling activity most weeks, to be completed for the following Thursday. 


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

PE Kit

Children need to bring in their PE kit each week, both an indoor kit and an outdoor kit. Indoor PE consists of burgundy or black shorts and a white T-shirt (burgundy is also allowed) and pumps. The outdoor PE kit includes black jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt for over the T-shirt (not the school sweatshirt) and trainers if available. 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.


During the autumn term, the children will cover Properties of Materials and Changes of State.

In the spring term we will look at Earth and Beyond and Forces.

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 Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

In the spring term we will look at Spartacus.

In the summer term, the children will be studying Tim Peake.


As part of RE in Year 5 the children will learn about; The Kingdom of God, Hinduism, Sikhism, Salvation and Resurrection as well as Pilgrimages.



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 Thursday ready for marking. If your child is struggling with homework, we ask that you encourage them to seek help from school staff. Mr Williams is available each playtime and between 12:00 and 12:30. There is also a regular lunchtime homework club run by Miss Russett and TTRockstars is available online every lunchtime.

Homework for week beginning 20th January 2020


Homework Book


Due in

Spelling Grammar and Punctuation

30 + 31



10 + 11


Spelling Homework

Crack the code


Times Tables

TimesTable RockStars  








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

ICT Games ( also see attached some home learning cards) – A range of online activities linked to subjects for KS1 and KS2

Y1 Learning cards

Y2 learning cards

Y3+ Learningcards

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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