Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Class Teachers

Mr Fahy

Miss McDonald

Mr Matvad

PE Days

Every Wednesday

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

Spring Term 2


Short Burst

The first week back will have a whole school focus. Children will watch a short video and use the video as a stimulus to write their own version of the story.

Long Burst

Biographies: we will be reading a range of biographies and researching some famous British people, their history and achievements in order to write a biography based on the person.

Key Features:

  • Past tense
  • Formal language
  • Chronological order


Spring 2

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


Crime and Punishment

Topic Key Skills:

  • To continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British history and the changes in social history.
  • Be able to address historically valid questions about changes, cause, similarity and difference and significance
  • To continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods of study.
  • Note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate is of historical terms

Use key vocabulary: crime, punishment, court, execution, parliament, torture, traitor, treason.


Spring 2: Properties and Changes of Materials

Key Skills:

  • Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets
  • Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
  • Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating
  • Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic
  • Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes
  • Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda

Suggested Investigations:

1.    Can you create a new material?

How can you get a substance from a solution (sand out of soil or iron filings)


Jigsaw - Healthy me

Yearly Overview

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

Upcoming Year 5 Events

05/04 14:15 - 15:15 Year 5 & 6 Easter Bonnet Parade

01/05 09:30 - 15:00 5F IntoUniversity Workshop

08/05 09:30 - 15:00 5Mc IntoUniversity Workshop

09/05 09:30 - 15:00 5M IntoUniversity Workshop

24/06 - 28/06 Year 5 Residential

27/06 11:00 - 14:00 Sports Day - Years 4, 5 and 6

04/07 15:45 - 16:45 KS2 Science Parent Workshop

09/07 Year 5 and 6 End of Year Picnic

Year 5 Highlights

Past Year 5 Highlights

Latest Year 5 News

Easter Bonnet Parade

Friday April 5th 2019. Weather permitting all parades will take place out in the KS2 playground! See you there!

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22nd March 2019