Year 5

Meet the Year 5 Team

Miss Bowles Mrs Russell

Mrs Spinks


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...The Iron WomanWe will be working on summarising sections of text, working out what kind of person each character is from their actions and making predictions.

Learning Top Tip – Alfie and Toby say, “So that you don’t lose where you are in the text, use your finger or a book mark for guidance.

Writing...The Iron Man… We will be developing our story skills as well as advancing our understanding of grammatical terminology and using it in our writing. Learning Top Tip – Eliza says, “Use a thesaurus to help you find new and exciting vocabulary.”

Maths...We will start the year by revising place value and basic calculations. We will also explore decimals, percentages, fractions and measures. Throughout all of these areas we will focus on developing our problem solving and reasoning skills.

Evie M’s (Colmers A) top tip is: “When faced with a problem, circle the operation to make sure you do the correct calculation.”

Spelling...We will be continuing to follow the Read, Write Inc scheme of work in spelling whilst applying these skills throughout all subject areas.
“Use resources from around the classroom to help you. For example you could use the bee posters, a dictionary or a friend.” Said Gala, Summer and Alfie.

Science – Our topic this term is ‘Space Odyssey - In order to answer the first question found in our alien time capsule Is your planet a good place to live? We will be focusing on developing our knowledge of Space as well as considering different theories through our BIG BANG debate and project work.

Art We will be practising both our drawing and painting skills, experimenting with creating movement and depth on the page,
culminating in composing our own space inspired masterpieces!

Computing/DT With Miss Bowles we will be designing and coding our own alien theme computer game.

PE Both our PE sessions will be taught by Mr Gough our new Deputy Head. Outdoor PE will be on Monday afternoons and is football this half term. Indoor PE, will be taught by Mr Gough on Tuesday afternoons. It is crucial for your child’s health & wellbeing that they participate in all PE activities. Please ensure they have their PE kit in school. We will be calling with a polite reminder for any who forget. Thank you.

Music Mrs Russell will be teaching Music. In these sessions, we will also be using ‘The Planets’ by Holst to explore musical terminology. We will then use Holst’s music as inspiration to write our own compositions about the planet Earth.

French – Mrs Russell will be teaching French. We will carry on from our Year 4 learning and continue to expand our French vocabulary.

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