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Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 page!

Class Teachers: Mr Burton (5B) and Miss Demetre (5D)

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Parker and Mrs Bruce 

Thursday afternoon PPA Cover: Ms Malik (ICT and Art) and Mrs Murphy (RE)



Autumn Term Update

This is our home learning platform and homework tasks are now being set on it weekly. All children have been provided with their unique login details now. As the children are now familiar with using it, class teachers will be setting homework tasks on there weekly from September. 



While learning at home, please try to include reading in your daily routine.

You can use this platform free of charge:

These books match the stage books your child brings home from school, so if your child knows what stage they're on, it should be fairly easy to find something that suits their ability. Please contact your child's class teacher if you need assistance.







Children should also continue to access Times Table Rockstars and Manga High weekly. Individual logins have been provided by school and it is vital that these are not shared.


We follow a ‘thematic approach’.


    Topics that will be covered during the year:

Autumn 1 and 2: Ancient China - Dynamic Dynasties - Shang Dynasty (History focus)

Spring 1 and 2:  Sow, grow and farm (Geography focus)

Summer 1 and 2:  Ancient Greece (History focus)




Our current Literature Spine text is Varjak Paw by S.F Said.



We will cover reading objectives such as: predicting, summarising, inference, questioning, and explaining. Our writing tasks and grammar skills will be embedded in the text. The children will write in role, write to inform, and write to persuade.


We are teaching reading skills explicitly through guided reading. We utilise a range of high-quality texts that, where possible, link to other aspects of our learning. Children are also heard reading individually.



In school, our lessons are structured using the White Rose Scheme of learning. This is an in-depth scheme which helps to build problem-solving, reasoning and fluency skills. 


Autumn 2 focus: Multiplication and Division, Perimeter and Area.


Number skills are at the heart of our Mathematics teaching, along with quick recall.

All children have personal logins for Times Table Rockstars, Manga High and Active Learn which are educational number websites that every child should be accessing regularly at home. Please e-mail our child's class teacher if they need a reminder of their logins.



Properties and changes of materials.

This includes a focus on grouping and comparing materials based on their properties. Giving reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials. We will also explore reversible changes, including evaporating, filtering, sieving, melting and dissolving. Alongside changes that are difficult to reverse, for example, burning, rusting and other reactions.




Shang Dynasty (1600 to 1046 B.C.)

This includes a focus on the history of ancient China, primarily the Shang Dynasty, and explores the lasting legacy of the first five Chinese dynasties, some of which can still be seen in the world today.



Healthy friendships and inclusion.


P.E Day for both Year 5 classes. Children must come to school wearing the correct PE kit. They will also need a water bottle.

Please email if you have any queries:







Meet the teacher presentation

Try reading online with EPIC.  You will be able to choose from fiction, non fiction, audio books and videos.  


On a laptop/desktop/Chromebook 

Log in to 

Log in with the class code: sjv1325
Select your name from the list and start reading. 


On iOS/Android

Download the EPIC app

Select "Have an account? Log in"

Students & Educators

Log in with class code sjv1325

select your name from the list


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