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Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 page!

Class Teachers: Miss Falcon (5F)

Mrs Stimpson (5S)



Autumn Term (2) Update

Thank you parents for accessing your parents' consultations via Teams or phone. We experienced very few technical glitches, so good team work all round! :)


This is our home learning platform. All children have been provided with their unique login details now. Class teachers will be getting the children used to accessing it by setting homework tasks on there weekly. Please try to support your child in accessing it at home, as it is new to all of them (and us!) 

It will also be used in the eventuality of a class bubble closing.


Non-Uniform Days

As you are aware, these tend to fall on Fridays. Because Year 5's P.E day falls on a Friday, unless otherwise stated, Year 5 pupils are invited to wear non-uniform on Thursdays in these instances.



For children having to self isolate at home, please scroll down to the bottom of this page where teachers will have uploaded home learning activities. Completed work can be sent directly to the class teacher at the email addresses below.



Times Table Rockstars - All children have had to be assigned new passwords. Please email the class teacher who will happily give the children their new passwords in order to log on and play :)



Please scroll to the 'Useful Weblinks' section to find Parents' Information about Year Five. We are looking forward to a great year ahead!


If there are any problems or questions, please email us and we will try to get back to you when possible, but please understand that this may not be immediate.


We follow a ‘thematic approach’.

    Topics that will be covered during the year:

Autumn 1: Revolution! (History focus)

Autumn 2:  Stargazer (Science focus)

Spring 1 and 2:  Traders and Raiders (History focus) 

Summer 1:  Allotment (Science and Geography focus)

Summer 2:  Time Traveller (Art & D.T. focus)

All areas taught will be underpinned by the 2014 National Curriculum. 





Our Literature Spine text is The Highwayman by Charles Keeping. This is a wonderfully dramatic poem which has some scary elements! We will link this to a short poem named The Visitor by Ian Seraillier which has a similar spooky theme... If you buy a copy for your child, please encourage them to read along with us, and not ahead. We love those "oooooohhhh" moments when there's a surprise in the book!


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 two weekly sessions of whole class reading. We utilise a range of high-quality texts that, where possible, link to other aspects of our learning. Children are also heard read 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. 

Our first unit of work is on Place Value of numbers up to 100,000 in the first instance, and then moving up to 1 million. This involves: rounding; ordering and comparing numbers; negative numbers and Roman numerals.

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.



Earth and Space

This unit explores our knowledge of Outer Space through enquiry based learning. The children pose questions such as 'Why is the Earth habitable?', research to deepen their knowledge and then present their results in creative and informative ways. 

We will learn about: the shape of the Earth; how we get day and night; how the seasons occur; and the movement of the Earth in relation to the Sun.


Topic (History and Geography) 


Our Stargazers topic is embedded in geography and science, as well as being supported by art. The children will learn about what is needed for a planet to be habitable, and the conditions required.


We will be exploring the theme of 'Celebrating Differences' during the week beginning 16th November. We will be looking at a great heroine of our time, NASA mathematicianKatherine Johnson. We will be emulating the style of popular author/illustrator, Vashti Harrison. 


Our formal theme for this half term is 'Democracy' and we use the real-life scenario of campaigning for, and voting for our Class School Council representative. The children are supported in creating manifestos, producing campaign advertising posters, and performing speeches on behalf of candidates.



Where possible, we link our unit of work to our topic. We have explored painting techniques to create solar system artwork and will be extending these techniques to create the planets; including their surfaces.




Our first unit of work is All About Me and revising greetings and numbers 1-40.



School Dinners

These now need to be pre-ordered through the Dolce meals website. Teachers are unable to provide assistance on this so please contact the School Office should you need help.

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 ensure a prompt reply to educational visit letters.



Try reading online with EPIC.  You will be able to choose from fiction, non fiction, audio books and videos.  This is free until at least 30.06.2020


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


If you have any problems logging in, or you cannot see your child's name on the list, email Mrs Rigby


Update!  It seems that some people are having difficulties logging in depending on the device being used.  If in doubt, click on my name to send an email and put 'Invite me'  as the subject.  I will then send you an email that can be used for access.


To find books suitable for your child's age, click in the search bar and search for a subject/title, then use the first tab on the left, 'AGE' underneath 'ALL' to filter results for the age you are looking for.


I hope this helps,

Mrs R x

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