Year 5

Meet the Year 5 Team

Miss Bowles Mrs Russell

Mrs Thorner

Welcome to our Year 5 page

Here you will find: recent news, important documents (such as our learning letters) and our latest tweets.


Year 5 have been using Twitter to tell the world what they have been up to. Click on the link below to see their Tweets:

What we will be learning…

Reading... Oliver Twist: as part of our Victorians topic we will be undertaking reading and writing inspired by this Charles Dickens novel. We will look at other stories set in the past too. We will use both a film and text based version of the story as the basis for continuing to improve our reading and writing skills.

Eliza says, ‘reading everyday helps you to learn new and exciting words that you can magpie for your own writing.’

Maths...we will be starting the term off by looking at worded problems and which operations we need to use to solve them. We will then move onto looking at measure and converting between metric and imperial units. Every day will practise our key skills in our Early Work Quiz.
William reminds us to, ‘always circle the symbol in a calculation to make sure you choose the correct operation.’

Writing – We will be learning how to write biographies so that we can use our historical knowledge of Queen Victoria to write our own.

GRAMMAR – Throughout our English lessons and across other areas of the curriculum we will continue to learn new grammatical terminology and apply these in our writing.
New grammar terminology: modal verbs, parenthesis, relative clause, adverbials of time, place and number, commas.

Mrs Russell says, “On our school website (in curriculum, writing including grammar and punctuation) you will find lots of helpful documents to build and clarify grammar knowledge.”

History– This term our focus will be on the Victorians. Our main historical learning this term will be around Urchins (the lives of children during this era) and Inventors (the many inventions which were developed during this era and the amazing people who created them), moving onto how the Victorians impacted on our local community next half term.

Science – Our science learning will link with our Victorian topic. The children will be learning about electricity and light. They will carry out a number of different investigations including making periscopes and circuits.

PE – Outdoor PE will be on Monday afternoons and is invasion games this term. Indoor PE, is swimming on Fridays. Please make sure your child has the correct PE/swimming kit in school and for outdoor PE, that their trainers are still comfortable.

DT – Mrs Russell will be leading the children in designing and then sewing Victorian samplers.

French – We will continue using our new scheme for French (Euro Stars). This half term our focus will be on Games and Songs.

Jigsaw (PSHCE) – We will be continuing to be looking at equality and diversity leading onto our dreams and goals for the future.

Computing – In these sessions, we will develop our understanding of the internet and search engines.

RE – We will be considering what is meant by ‘destiny’ and look consider what this meant in the Easter Story.

Latest Year 5 Newsletter

To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 5 learning letter.


All homework is set on Thursday and due in the following Tuesday.

Each week the children are expected to complete the English and math learning activity. As well as these set pieces, your child should read regularly and get an adult to sign their reading record book.

We also set spelling and times tables homework.

Spellings – 10 words are set as spelling homework each week. It is vital that not only do the children know how to spell these words, but also what they mean. Therefore, the homework involves writing the spelling word into a sentence so children can showcase their full understanding of the word.

Times tables learning – Each week, the children will bring home a times tables grid which reflects the multiplication facts they are being quizzed on at school.

General information

Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. We advise kits to be in school throughout the week as classes have PE on different days throughout the week. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE. We have our PE sessions on: Thursday and currently have swimming on Fridays.

Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.

Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.                                  


The BBC bitesize website has teaching, activities and quizzes that will support you in your learning: 

BBC Bitesize

Click on the link below to view the Punctuation and Grammar Glossary

Punctuation and grammar glossary

If you have a grammar question or want to look for an example - check this fantastic website out:

These short video clips clearly shows you how to pronounce the sounds your child has been learning in school.

Articulation of Phonemes

Sounds of the English Phonic Code

The Top Marks website has fun spelling and grammar activities.

Top Marks


The BBC bitesize website has teaching, activities and quizzes that will support you in your learning: 

BBC Bitesize

The Top Marks website has fun maths activities.

Top Marks


BBC Education Victorians.
BBC Bitesize Vikings.
BBC Education Charles Dickens.
Everyschoool - Ancient Greece A fun, interactive site with educational games about aspects of ancient Greece.
Reading University - Greek archaeology Museum of Greek Archaeology.
Woodlands Resources Woodlands Junior School has many useful links to different subjects to support you in your learning.

Can you recommend any good websites for your class page? Share them with your teacher!



St Andrew's Road


Headteacher: Mrs. D. Brown (BED Hons NPQH)
01308 422846
Fax: 01308 458710