Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome everybody to the Year 5 section of the website. 

Class Teachers:

5E Mr Early

5D Mrs Dunne

4/5C Mrs Carroll

LSAs: Ms Bradshaw, Ms Thompson, Miss Paula, Ms Brown

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the Year 5 team. 

Reading at home

In Year 5, it is important that you read with your child at least 3 times a week and sign their reading record. The children are expected to have their reading book in school everyday, so please make sure they are brought in for reading time in class. All children will now have read to an adult and been given a book which is the correct level for their reading. If your child seems to be finding their book to easy, or too hard, please make a note in the reading record so we know. Children can also take a book from the class library at any level, to read for pleasure. 


Children will regularly be given spellings in class and we encourage pupils to take a copy of these home to practise. As well as this and reading, we ask children to access TTRockstars and EPIC! at home at least three times a week. 


5D Monday

5E Monday  

4/5C Tuesday - Swimming

PE Kit is a compulsory part of our uniform and children are asked to come to school in their PE kits on their PE day - Plain white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers/black pumps for inside. They may wear black leggings or  black tracksuit bottoms on colder days. Please ensure that all children have their names written on each item of clothing (including coats) so that they can be easily returned if misplaced.

Water bottles and snacks

Don't forget to bring a water bottle to school each day - it is important for children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please label bottles and refill them each day.

Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack such as fruit and vegetables to school each day for snack time. Milk can be purchased at the start of each term (please speak to the school office about this). Breadsticks can  be purchased through parentpay. These are given to the children at morning break as a snack and money raised is used to fund additional learning opportunities like school visits and materials. 


Our focus this half term is multiplication and division, and area and perimeter. 



This term we will focus on a film stimulus, 'Okopodi'. We will learn about different points of view, use our senses to create mood, write complex sentences, use the show don't tell technique where we show an emotion or feeling. We will also learn about pathetic fallacy and have a go at writing an inner monologue.

 In the next unit of work we will focus on story writing. We will use our class text, Cosmic, to inspire our writing. 



Our shared reading text this half term is 'Cosmic' by Frank Cottrell Boyce.  We will be exploring this text through daily reading practise and will answer comprehension questions to ensure we have fully understood what has been read. 





Over the course, of the half term, we will be learning about the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. By the end of the unit we will be able to describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.  



Religious Education

This term in RE, we will be exploring the question, ‘What would Jesus do?’ We will explore the values of Jesus and think about if we can live by these values in the twenty-first century. 



Year 5 follow the Jigsaw curriculum. More information can be found on the Jigsaw website at