Welcome to the Year 5 home page. We have been very busy this year extending our knowledge from Year 4.
We have found out lots of interesting things about the Greeks, space and the artist William Morris. We have become more confident readers, mathematicians and can now write a range of texts.
We’re looking forward to learning about the Tudors in the summer term and starting to prepare for our Shakespeare’s Festival School Performance which will take place in Year 6.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding your child, please feel free to approach me at the end of the day. If I am not available or this is not convenient for yourself, then please make an appointment with me via the school office.
It is important to remember that you as parents are the prime educators of your child and therefore by working as a team together, I aim to ensure your child reaches their full potential whilst in my care.
The children will be given homework in order to practice and consolidate basic skills.
- Spellings – Set on Monday, tested on Friday.
Please also ensure your child knows how to spell words from the common exception lists from Key Stage 1, Years 3 and 4 and start to learn the words from the Year 5 and 6 word lists. Children can use SpellingFrame (external link) to practice spelling patterns.
Children complete a Times Tables Rockstar timed test 3 times a week. As part of their homework, children need to log on to Times Tables Rock Stars (external link) to complete challenges to help them practice their set times tables.
- Maths 10 minute tests – Set on Friday, due on Monday.
In addition to the weekly activity, please ask your child to complete any corrections from the week before. If they have had difficulty in completing the questions, please ask them to see me so I can give them extra support.
We also expect the children to read every day and to record this in their reading diaries. Encourage your child to read a range of texts and to discuss these with you.
We will continue to swim on a Tuesday until the May half term, so please ensure your child has their swimming kit in school.
Our Topic for the Summer Term is the Tudors. Please encourage your child to research a Tudor monarch, read a Shakespearian play, research about the life of Shakespeare or find out something about Tudor life.
Find out what we will be learning during the year in our Curriculum Overviews (latest at the top):
More about our learning in Year 5:
All documents above are in pdf format.
Taking part in Bikeability training.
Helping to run the HSBC School Bank.
Making tall Lego towers during Science Week.