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Welcome to the Year 5 page!

Mr Burton (5B) and Miss Demetre (5D)

 Mrs Rigby and Mrs Bruce 




Summer 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. 





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:  Ground breaking Greeks (History focus)




Our current Literature Spine text is The Island by Armin Greder



We will cover reading objectives such as: predicting, summarising, inference and questioning. Our writing tasks and grammar skills will be embedded in the text. The children will be writing a full narrative towards the end of this unit of work.


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. 


Summer 1 focus: Continue with fractions, decimals & percentages.


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.




The pupils will be taught to:

  • Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.
  • Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces.
  • Recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.




This term our topic is Groundbreaking Greeks.

This project teaches children about developments and changes over six periods of ancient Greek history, focusing on the city state of Athens in the Classical age, and exploring the lasting legacy of ancient Greece.



This term in Art, the children will be looking at the artist Giorgio Morandi. We will be practising the skill of drawing from a selection of still life objects.



Physical health and mental well-being.



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. This half-term we are focusing on tennis.

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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