Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Class Teachers

Mr Fahy

Miss McDonald

Mr Matvad

PE Days

Every Friday

Book Bags

Please ensure your child brings in their book bags every day and books are changed and recorded weekly.

Home Learning

IXL- maths home learning
Times tables Rockstars – practice times tables
Home reading and Spelling (spelling test every Friday)

Languagenut – Spanish language

Key Dates

  • RE day 10th January 2019 – Sikh faith and believes
  • Into university half day trips:
  • 5MC 26th March 2019 - 5F 28th March 2019 – 5M 6th April 2019
  • 11th April 2019 Parent day
  • Story Telling Parent Workshop with Phil McDermott - Wed, 30 January, 09:00 – 10:00
  • Story Telling Event - Wed, 30 January, 15:45 – 16:30
  • Spring 2: Why is it important to remember the past?
  • Art expectation – Khanda mosaic

Spring Term 1


Short Burst

Whole school book focus using a picture book, Jack and the Beanstalk, the year 5 children will write the story from the perspective of another character.

Long Burst 1

Balanced argument letters (2 letters)             

Key Features

  • 1st person
  • Varied length and sentence structure for effect
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Addresses (sender + recipient)
  • Appropriate sign off
  • Develop purpose of letter (through paragraphing)
  • Accurate use of tenses
  • Develop arguments for and against
  • Cohesive devices to link opposing arguments


Spring 1

  • Number & Place Value
  • Addition & Subtraction       
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

Spring 2

  • Measurement: Money
  • Four Operations in the context of money
  • Measurement: Time
  • Geometry: Position & Direction
  • Geometry: Properties of shapes

Topic Key Skills

Ancient Greeks

  • Know and understand significant aspects of history: nature of ancient civilisations, expansion and dissolution empires
  • Note connections, draw contrasts analyse trends over time. Ask questions about change, cause, similarity and difference.
  • Understand our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
  • Note connections and trends over time.
  • Create structured accounts, including written narratives and analysis
  • To use key vocabulary: civilization, ancient, democracy, gods / goddesses, myths & legends


Science - Expectations

  • Describe the sun, earth and moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute arguments
  • Describing the movement of the Earth and others planets, relative to the Sun
  • Using the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky.
  • Using the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain the day and night and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky.
  • Reporting and presenting finding from enquires, including concussions, in oral and written forms.
  • Describing the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth.

?Suggested Investigations:

  1. What would happen to you if stood on different planets and moons (weight)
  2. Can you reproduce the orbits of the solar system
  3. Where is the best place on Mars for the rover to land

Suggested Enquiry Questions linked to Working Scientifically:

Observing changes over time:  

How has the moon changed over the topic (moon diary homework)

Looking for naturally-occurring patterns and relationships:

How do eclipses work?

Identifying and classifying things:

What are the different types of planets and stars.

Researching using secondary sources:

How has our perception of the Solar System changed over time?

Comparative and fair testing:

How can we tell the time with the sun (make a sum dial)

Stonehenge might have been used as astronomical clocks.


Our Goals and Dreams

Yearly Overview

Our curriculum overviews gives you an idea of which topic your child will be studying at which point during the school year.

Year 5 Highlights

Past Year 5 Highlights