Welcome to Year 5

Our staff

Miss Deacon - teacher for Burgundy Class and Year Group Leader
Mrs Dhillon - teacher for Turquoise Class
Learning Support Practitioners: Mrs Bowyer & Ms Maycock

Useful information

Click on the tabs at the top of this page to learn more about our curriculum and topics for each half term.

PE lessons take place on Mondays for Year 5 children.  Please come to school dressed in school PE uniform on Mondays.

Please ensure your child brings a drink bottle to school with them every day - this should contain water or diluted fruit squash.  Your child will be able to refill their bottle during the school day from our special water coolers to keep themselves hydrated.  Children may also bring a healthy snack to eat at playtime - you can find out more about suitable snacks here.  Please do not allow your child to bring any toys, games or other items into school from home.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child and their learning, please do speak to your child's class teacher at the end of the day or drop into the school office to make an appointment as we are always happy to meet with you.

Home learning

Homework helps to reinforce the learning that has gone on in school during the week.  Immersing your child in reading is the most important thing.  Children should read at home with an adult at least 5 times a week and this should be recorded in your child's home learning journal.  There is also a space to learn spellings, practice maths and information is provided about half-termly projects to be completed at home.  You can find out more about our homework expectations here.  Children are expected to bring their home learning journal and school reading books to school every day.

Online learning resources

We subscribe to various websites which you can use at home to support your child's learning.  Your child's teacher will be able to provide you with the necessary log in details, and these should be stuck in your child's home learning journal.  Click on the links below to access the resources.

Purple Mash

Times Tables Rock Stars


Year 5 End of year expectations for parents

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Year 5 Recommended Reads

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Year 5 Brilliant resources to support learning

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Magic & Mayhem

This topic is driven by the Science within it – Properties and Changes of materials. Building on children’s understanding of Science learning in Y3 & Y4 where children explore states of matter, they will now move onto investigating how materials can be separated or mixed. In Art children will look at the magical properties of wax and explore how wax resist pictures can be made they will then move on to exploring batik. In DT, children will be making doodlers with electrical systems. In Computing, the children will develop their spreadsheet skills and the RE for this term is Islam.

This term we were fortunate to have a visitor to run a Science workshop where the children learnt about how fireworks are different colours. The children really enjoyed testing each material. We also visited the Magic Circle Museum in London where the children had the opportunity to see a magic show, learn magic tricks and discover more about the history of magic.


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Global Gardens

This topic is driven by the Geography within it – Children’s developing understanding of the world through Geography means that they will explore biomes and vegetation which builds on learning in Y4 where children learned about the water cycle, previous map work and an understanding of environmental factors on growth. Building on children’s understanding of Science learning in Y3 & Y4 where children explore nutrition, food chains as well as flowering plants and what they need to thrive, children will explore lifecycles of plant and animals. In DT children will explore healthy food choices and recipes, in Computing the children will continue to build their coding skills and the RE for this term is Christianity.


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