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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 an overcoming the monster tale while focussing on the book ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ by Ross Mackenzie. We will be reading through the story, delving into the mind of its main character Daniel who has his life turned upside down after losing both of his parents and growing up in an all-boy's home. He is discovered by the strange Mr Silver, who introduces him to all things amazing with his splendid emporium. 

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 Geography, we will be looking at human & physical geography of the surrounding area (Bradford & Yorkshire), conducting some research and reading up on geographical features of areas we live in alongside what is natural and what is man made. 

In Science, we are learning about materials & their properties, so will focus on:

  • Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets.
  • Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution.
  • Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating.
  • Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.
  • Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes.

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.