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Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 page!

Class Teachers: Miss Falcon (5F) and Mrs Stimpson (5S)

Teaching Assistants: Miss Flint (5F) and Mrs Gurney (5S)

PPA Cover: Ms Malik (ICT and Art/D.T) and Mrs Murphy (R.E)



Spring Update

This is our home learning platform. 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 January. 

It will also be used in the eventuality of a class bubble closing; and work would be uploaded by teachers.


The feedback from children has been very positive so far and the vast majority of them are accessing it.


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

We have two platforms for you to use- both 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.



Epic | The Leading Digital Library for Kids | Unlimited Access to 40,000 of the Best Children's Books & Learning Videos (

Click on 'Student' and where it asks for a class code, enter sjv1325





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.




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.




If there are any problems or questions while one of our class bubbles is closed, 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 texts are Farther by Grahame Baker-Smith and 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 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. 


Spring 2 focus: Fractions


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.



Forces, including gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction; uses of pulleys; properties of everyday materials; mixtures and solutions – including reversible and irreversible changes; mechanisms; working scientifically – for example, materials testing (e.g. Strength)



Anglo Saxons and Vikings (AD 410 to 1066)

This includes: investigating the migration of people during this significant part of history and the impact it had on Great Britain in terms of land and the way people lived; exploration of maps to research how Great Britain changed over time; a look at the way Great Britain was governed including a debate on the greatest of the Anglo- Saxon rulers; and finding out about the lasting impact of this era through modern discoveries of artefacts left behind by the Anglo- Saxons and Vikings.



Respect; refugees; ‘living in a diverse world’; British Values - the abolition of the slave trade.



Where possible, we link our unit of work to our topic. This half term, Ms Malik will link learning to our English work on the theme of dreams. Children will design and make Native American dreamcatchers that will help to process recent events in their lives. The design process will begin in sketchbooks, and children will research and reflect as they design and create.




Our next unit of work is School and revising greetings and numbers 1-40.



Due to current restrictions, Music is delivered differently. Children are currently following a course in learning to play the glockenspiel.



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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