Class Teachers: Mr Higgins and Mrs Greer
We are very excited to be your class teachers this year and we are looking forward to helping you to be the best that you can be.
In Year 5, we are very lucky to have the very talented support of Mr Keith
PE – Our day for PE learning this term will be Wednesday, and we will also have swimming lessons on Friday each week.
Please ensure that you are wearing the correct PE kit to school on Tuesdays and that you bring the correct kit for swimming on Fridays.
It is going to be a great year!
Please click on the link below to download a copy of our Curriculum Map for the whole year. It will provide you with an overview of our learning focus for each subject for every term.
Curriculum Map – Year 5
Topic – Summer Term 1 – 2023
Investigating Our World
This project will help us learn about locating map features using a range of methods.
We will learn about the Prime Meridian, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and worldwide time zones and study interconnected climate zones, vegetation belts and biomes.
We will also find out about human geography and capital cities worldwide before looking at the UK motorway network and settlements.
To get you started, look at the Knowledge Organiser below.
For a start to your Home Learning, use the words listed on the word mat and create your own glossary.
Investigating Our World – Knowledge Organiser
Investigating Our World – Word Mat
Topic – Spring Term 2 – 2023
Our new topic will help us to learn about developments and changes over six periods of ancient Greek history, focusing on the city state of Athens in the Classical age, and exploring the lasting legacy of ancient Greece.
Let’s start groundbreaking!
Groundbreaking Greeks – Knowledge Organiser
Groundbreaking Greeks – Home Learning
Groundbreaking Greeks – Word Mat
Topic – Spring Term 1 2023
This term, we will be going into outer space!
Stargazers – Book List
Stargazers – Glossary
Stargazers – Home Learning
Stargazers – Knowledge Organiser
Topic – Autumn Term 2
This term, we move onto another area of history in our new topic called ‘A Child’s War’.
A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover. It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying stormtroopers in a secret annexe, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears. Make do and mend. Cook up a family meal from meagre rations. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sunk ships. And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender.’
Please click on the links below to find helpful documents to help you with your learning.
A Child’s War knowledge-organiser
A Child’s War home-learning
A Child’s War fun-facts
A Child’s War glossary
A Childs War Book List
Topic – Autumn Term 1
This term our topic is called ‘Fallen Fields.’
The Sun sets on the battlefields of France and a solitary bugle sounds the Last Post.
Known as ‘the war to end all wars’ the First World War was a conflict that had a devastating effect on millions of people across the world.
What started this global tragedy? What was life like for families on the home front as they waited for news of loved ones who were ‘missing in action’? How did the soldiers endure the terrible conditions in the trenches? How was a fragile peace finally achieved?
We will always remember the fallen.
Please click on the links below to find documents to help you with your learning.
Home Learning Ideas
Topic – Summer Term 2
This term, we are travelling back in time to England in the 14th century. It was a difficult time for many reasons, which we will learn about.
To help you prepare for our learning, you will find a variety of documents below.
You will also find a Home Learning ideas list, which you should use to select a different task each week as part of your homework. We look forward to seeing your completed work.
Peasants, Princes and Pestilence – Knowledge Organiser
Peasants, Princes and Pestilence – Glossary
Peasants, Princes and Pestilence – Fun Facts
Peasants, Princes and Pestilence – Book list
Peasants, Princes and Pestilence – Home Learning ideas
Topic – Summer Term 1
This term we are going to be ‘Gallery Rebels’!
Please look at the documents below to help prepare yourself for your learning.
You will find a Knowledge Organiser that outlines what we will be learning. You will also find a glossary, fun facts, and a book list.
The Home Learning list will be used for your weekly homework – you can choose to do the activities in any order. Please bring in your completed work or photos of you doing them.
Have fun learning!
Gallery Rebels – knowledge-organiser
Gallery Rebels – home-learning-ideas
Topic – Spring Term 2
We have take off for all scientists in Year 5!
This term our exciting topic is called ‘Stargazers’. Please look at the documents below to help prepare for your learning.
You will find a knowledge organiser, a sheet of fun facts, a glossary for new vocabulary and some home learning ideas, which you can choose to do in any order. The Home Learning ideas, are also presented in a workbook, if you need templates to help you organise your recording.
Have fun learning!
Stargazers – Knowledge Organiser
Stargazers – Home Learning Ideas
Stargazers – Home Learning Workbook
Topic – Spring Term 1
Please look at the Knowledge Organiser below to see what your child will be learning about in this term’s topic.
Below you will find some general information and links for homework help:
Please remember to come to school in your PE kit on our PE day. We will let you know which day this will be each week.
You should be wearing a red top, black shorts and plimsolls or trainers. School jumpers should be worn, and if the weather is chilly, then you can also wear jogging bottoms.
Homework will be handed out on a Thursday as often as is possible. This should be completed by Tuesday. If your child needs help, please write a message in their book and we can go through it with them. Incomplete homework will need to be completed during play times.
Please read for 20 minutes everyday and use your reading journal or your homework book to record what you have read.
You could use our Virtual Library if you need something to read.
Click on the image below to access it.
Practising your x tables will help you to short circuit your brains when you are solving problems in maths.
Remember that practice makes perfect!
Please login using the Purple Mash login at the front of your homework book. Make sure you are logging into our school on Purple Mash – the website is:
As part of your weekly homework, you should be practising your times tables. In order to help you build up your speed of recall, you have been assigned the task of completing the online times table activities on Purple Mash.
You will be able to see your result and check any questions you may have made errors with. This will help you to see which times tables you need more practice with.
The more you practise the quicker your recall of facts will be.
You will also find a variety of 2do activities that have been set for you to complete.