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Year 5

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome everybody to the Year 5 section of the website.

Class Teachers:

5F Miss Frew

5C Mrs Coverdale

5S Miss Sherwin

LSAs: Mrs Farrar, Miss Wilson & Mr Siddar

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 5 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 at home at least three times a week. Homework will be set on seesaw every Friday, this could be Maths, Reading or Grammar, punctuation and spelling.


5C Wednesday and Friday

5F Wednesday

5S Wednesday and Friday

PE Kit is a compulsory part of our uniform and children are asked to bring their PE kit to change into on their PE day. This comprises of a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers/black pumps for inside. They may wear plain black leggings or plain black tracksuit bottoms on colder days. 

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 term is shape, position and direction, volume, decimals, negative numbers and converting units.


This term we will focus on a novel stimulus, ''The Brilliant Deep" by Kate Messner. Throughout the academic year, we will learn about writing from different points of view, using our senses to create mood, writing complex sentences, using the show don't tell technique where we show an emotion or feeling. We will explore the stylistics of a variety of genres and write for a range of purposes.


Our shared reading text this half term is 'The Lion above the Door' by Onjali Q. Rauf. We will be exploring this text through daily reading practice and will answer comprehension questions to ensure we have fully understood what has been read. Additionally, we will be reading a variety of non-fiction texts and poetry.


We will be completing practical work in each of our science lessons. 


This term we will be looking at animals including humans, living things and their habitats and evolution.


In Chemistry, we will be investigating materials.


In Physics, we will be looking at forces and magnetism, as well as electricity.


This term we will be exploring 'Does Slavery still exist today?' We will be looking at Slavery through the ancient world along with its links to Manchester.

Religious Education

This term in RE, we will be exploring the topic of Islam and looking at the big question, ‘What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?'


This term  we will be exploring Mexico. We will be studying Where Mexico is, the growth of Mexico City and we will be comparing the human and physical geography of Mexico and the UK


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