Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

In Year 5, pupils are supported in their learning by Mr Ellis, Miss Hogger, Miss O'Gorman, Mrs Shedlow and Mrs Bray.



During the term ahead, we have an exciting programme for the children. First we will travel back in time and explore life in Ancient Egypt, encountering jewels, hieroglyphs, board games and death masks. This will provide the children with lots of opportunities to be creative as history, geography, art and literature come together to stimulate both curiosity and imagination.



In science we will study Earth and Space. Children will research the planets in our solar system, investigate the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky, the rotation of the Earth which causes day and night and the changing appearance of the Moon. Who could not be fascinated by the magnificence of our solar system!



Our maths lessons will have a strong focus on understanding number and calculation. Nationally, children are expected to be confident with numbers to one million in Year 5 and they need to have a secure grasp of both Times Tables facts and written calculation skills.  It is important that they can apply their calculation skills to solve reasoning problems. Please encourage your child to practise their Times Tables every day.



Children will continue in music to learn to play the ukulele which is new to the Year 5 curriculum and proving to be very popular. Internet Safety and the confident use of basic skills on a computer will be our focus in ICT. SMSC will centre around themes of belonging and welcoming. 



Our lessons this term will include dance and invasion games. Outdoor PE will be on Tuesdays and Indoor PE will be on Wednesdays.

All children must wear the correct kit to take part in PE lessons (black shorts / joggers and a white t-shirt / red jumper).



Children will be given Maths and English home learning each Friday and this is to be returned by the following Thursday. Spellings will be tested on a Friday too.

It is expected that our Year 5 children will read every evening and return their completed reading records, every morning.



Wednesday 14th November: Parents’ Evening

Thursday 15th November: Parents’ Evening

Thursday 15th November: 5FE Assembly

Monday 10th December: Y5/6 Christmas Concert

Monday 1st – Wednesday 3rd April: Whitby Residential (2 nights)


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T. 0113 3230010 E. Head Teacher. Mrs Helen Stout