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Year 5

Welcome to all of our parents, carers and pupils of Year 5.

Teaching 5 Joseph Priestly is Mrs Hayat and teaching 5 Helen Sharman is Miss Patel. Our teaching support staff are Mrs Watson and Mrs Kittsen. 

In English we will be looking at writing instructions as well as a story with a flashback while focussing on the book ‘Oranges in No-man’s Land’ by Elizabeth Laird. We will be reading through the story, delving into the mind of its main character Ayesha who has had her life turned upside down after losing both of her parents. Ten-year-old Ayesha has been living in the bomb-ravaged city of Beirut with her younger siblings while the city is experiencing a civil war.

In Maths we are looking at multiplication and division and we will be focussing on solving simple sums, then moving onto multi-step word problems before eventually tackling some reasoning questions.  We will then be moving onto perimeter and area.   

In History, we will be looking at Anglo Saxons. We will be conducting some research and reading up on the settlements, village life and culture of the Anglo Saxons alongside discovering how their culture has impacted life today.  

In Science we are learning about living things and their habitats so will be focussing on describing the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird as well as describing the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

We have a weekly spelling test on a Friday morning and we give new spellings out every Friday afternoon. 

Both classes have P.E. on Monday and Thursday. On these days children are allowed to wear their P.E. kit for the whole day instead of their uniform.  

At home it would be really beneficial if you could practise your times tables so that you have a fast recall when being tested and are fully fluent as these skills are essential when tackling more difficult problems in Maths. You could use the PIXL app, Sumdog and Maths Shed to help you with this.

Here are some useful links for your child to engage with learning at home.  Your child will have been given log-in details.

Other ways to help at home:

  • Make sure your child arrives at school ready to learn and on time.
  • Ensure your child has correct school uniform and PE kit.
  • Help your child complete their Homework every week.
  • Read daily with your child from their school reading book, sign their reading record and send to school so their book can be changed.
  • Practise number bonds, times tables and matching division facts.
  • Practise the skills found in the booklet:  ‘End of Year 5 Expectations’ with your child.