Year 5

We believe that Year 5 is a year of great resilience and collaboration, and we're here to support your child every step of the way. Here you will find out more about our dedicated teaching team, our engaging curriculum, and the home learning that will keep your child on track.

About this class

Year 5

In Year 5, children continue to develop themselves and their areas of interest as we deepen our learning within a broad and balanced curriculum. If you would like to contact your child's class teacher, you are welcome to talk to them at drop off and pick up times or contact them at the school email address. 

General Information

What do I need to bring to school? 

School Bag:

All children require a school bag which they will need to bring every day.

Water bottle:

All children to bring a clear plastic, medium sized, bottle of water. Please can we ask for no metal bottles. 

Fruit & Snack:

All children in Year 5 are invited to bring a piece of fruit from home for their morning playtime snack if they wish.  On Fridays, we are happy for this to be a fruit-based snack (yoghurt covered raisins etc) as an end of week treat. 


If you would like your child to have a carton of milk at snack time, please order this through

Important information

PE Days:

Tuesday and Thursday


In school, we complete a range of reading activities throughout the week, including having a class book/s ongoing and a weekly book club session. The focus for these are continually extending the children’s sight vocabulary, developing reading fluency and comprehension of texts read. We are passionate about children developing a love of reading; we ask that families read with, hear their children read or encourage their child to read independently for the equivalent of approx. 1 and ½ hours weekly. We also value parent/ carer comments and parents signing their child’s reading diary. In KS2 the children should be regularly reflecting on the books they read in their reading diary.

Home Learning: 

Home Learning will be sent home every Friday and will need to be returned the following Wednesday. Home learning will be a mixture of Maths, Literacy and Spellings. 


Spellings will be given on a Friday and be tested the following Friday.

Numeracy Ninja: 

If you wish to practise at home, ‘Numeracy Ninja’ sheets can be found on the right side of this page. 

Online Resources: 

You will find your login details for the following site at the front of your reading diary. 

My Maths:

Times Tables Rockstars:

Spelling Shed:

Language Angels:

Curriculum- Yearly overview of topics

Topics Covered Throughout the Year:

  • Autumn Term: Just Like Me, Just Like You (mental health) and The World.
  • Spring Term: Conflict and Invasion:WW2 and Ancient Greece
  • Summer Term: Empire: Victorians and Earth and Space

Autumn Term:

Maths – Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division and Fractions. 

In English, we will be exploring a range of genres including fact files, character and setting descriptions and poetry.

Our Science focus this term is Forces. We will learn:

  • Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.
  • Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces.
  • Recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect 

Our first Topic this term is ‘Just Like Me, Just Like You’. This is a whole school project where we discover the importance of looking after our mental health. This work will continue in our PSHE sessions where we will be learning about understanding the importance of rest, how we can relax, embracing failure and staying healthy.

In Art we will begin the year by exploring the artist Pablo Picasso and using colour to create our own self portrait. 

After half term, our Topic is ‘The World’. Here we will be learning about foods around the world and different regions in the UK.

In Design Technology we will be designing, creating and evaluating pizzas.

In Music, we will be singing and performing.

In RE, we will find out about what it means to be a Muslim in Britain today?

In Computing, we will be learning about Computer Science

In PE, we will be covering Dance and Hockey, with an underlying focus of Honesty.

Spring term: 

Maths – Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, Perimeter and Area and Statistics.

In English, we will be exploring a range of genres such as Hansel and Gretel narratives, persuasive letters and myths and legends.

In Science, our unit this term is Electricity. We will be taught how to:

  • Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.
  • Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.
  • Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

We also be taking part in our Ocean Curriculum Deep Drive Days. 

Our History Topics this term will be: 

WWII: Our history unit is based on the impact of WW2 both locally and globally, while exploring what life was like for men, women and children. We will look at the war and discuss how this conflict started.  The children will have a chance to research, question and put their historical skills into practice.

Ancient Greece: Our history unit in the second half of the Spring term will be focused on the Ancient Greek civilisation. We will investigate who they were and what their lives were like. The children will be able to see how sources and evidence changes from modern eras of history, while being able to compare different civilisations from previous knowledge and accurately place them on timelines.

In Art we will be exploring how Georgia O’Keeffe uses proportion and perspective to paint flowers. We will be using brush strokes to explore texture and tone.

In Computing, we will learn about creating media and use this to produce videos. We will also learn how to programme. 

In Geography, we will be looking at the physical and human features of Greece, using geographical skills such as mapping.

In RE, we will be learning about why is the Torah so important to Jewish people?

In PSHE, we will learn about Health and Wellbeing.

In PE, our topics will be Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Tag Rugby with an underlying focus of Determination. 

Summer term: 

In Maths, fractions, time, statistics, position and direction. 

In English, we will be looking at genres including news reports, biographies and poetry.

In Science, we will be learning about Earth and Space. We will be taught how to:

  • Describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the sun in the solar system.
  • Describe the movement of the moon relative to the Earth.
  • Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies.
  • Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

In Computing, we will learn about data and information, specifically flat-file databases. In addition to this, we will create media and learn about vector graphics.

In Design and Technology, we are looking at mechanisms in particular the Brunel bridge and the moon buggy.

In Music, we will be composing in ternary form and learning about variation.

In History, we will be looking at the British Empire through Victorians.

In Geography, we will visit the tropical rainforest through an Amazon basin study. 

In RE, we will study Christianity, specifically how they live and what matters most to them. 

In PSHE, we will be covering Citizenship and Economic Wellbeing.

In PE, we will be covering ultimate frisbee, football, athletics and tennis with an underlying focus of Respect and Passion. 

Meet the team

Mrs Claire Hardisty

Mrs Claire Hardisty

Headteacher/ Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Lucy Butterworth

Miss Lucy Butterworth

Acting Assistant Head Teacher
Miss Caroline Walsh

Miss Caroline Walsh

KS2 Head of Department, Head of Department, Teacher
Miss Kate Aisbitt

Miss Kate Aisbitt

Mrs Danielle Sharpe

Mrs Danielle Sharpe

Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mr Elliott Holmwood

Mr Elliott Holmwood

Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Felicity Cresswell

Mrs Felicity Cresswell

Teaching Assistant
Mrs Karen Chard

Mrs Karen Chard

Teaching Assistant
Mrs Tanya Swaffield

Mrs Tanya Swaffield

Teaching Assistant, Mealtime Assistant
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