Year 5 2022 - 2023

Mr Grant

Miss Spence

Welcome to Year 5!

Adults who work here:

5G - Mr Grant, Miss Brown, Miss McGurren and Mrs Bennett 

5S - Miss Spence and Miss Jafar

French and Music will be taught by Mme Lié  and Miss Osborne

Welcome to our year group page. Here you can find out what is happening in our classrooms each half term.

You can use the information below to discuss with your child what they are learning. 

This half term:


Place Value -

Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit

Count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000

Round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000

Addition and Subtraction -

Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph

Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables

Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction) 13,000 - 5768

Use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy

Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres

Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why


Talk for writing unit - Alien Landing (Mystery story) 

We will also be doing a unit linked with Black History Month

Writing purpose - to use relative embedded clauses to add detail, use a variety of sentence openers, use literary features

For an overview of Year 5's Curriculum click here


Ancient Maya. We are looking at the key events which happened during the ancient Maya civilisation and their major achievements.
Click for the Knowledge Organiser.


Earth and Space. We are finding out about the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system.
Click for the Knowledge Organiser.

Design & Technology:

Cooking and Nutrition -Healthy and varied diet. We will be learning how to prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes safely and hygienically.
Click for the Knowledge Organiser.


We are Bloggers. We will be using the schools website VLE to create blogs for others to comment on safely.

Religious Education:

What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?
Click for the Knowledge Organiser.

: Family and Friends, Respecting ourselves and others. We are going to find out about what makes a healthy relationship and how to make people feel included

At the movies!. Our instrument of the half term will be xylophones and keyboards

We are improving our French language skills: We will be learning about: masculine nouns, feminine nouns, French food, healthy food, expression opinion

P.E: Games:

We are learning all about orienteering. Games is delivered by an external coach. 

Dance - We are creating a motif using traditional Irish and Scottish music

Both classes have outdoor games on Tuesday afternoon and dance in the hall on Monday. 

PE kits

Outdoor Games - trainers, black shorts or tight fitting black leggings and a plain white t-shirt (track suit top and joggers if cold).

Dance and Gymnastics - black shorts or tight fitting black leggings and a plain white t-shirt.

Remember to come into school wearing your PE kit on those days.

Forest Schools:

We will be building an A-frame shelter 16th Septembber 2022. Please ensure your child comes on clothes that can get muddy, sensible outdoor shoes, warm clothes if cold and a water-proof coat.

Reading books:

In class we care currently reading-

Kensuke's Kingdom (Egmont Modern Classics) : Morpurgo, Michael: Books  

Please read with your child every day and comment in their reading record when you do. Reading books should be in school everyday for independent reading and will be changed on these days: Monday and Wednesday 


This half term's BrainBuilder can be found here

Year 5's spellings will be sent out every Tuesday to learn for a spelling test the following Tuesday. 

Reading Eggs - click here

A video on how to use Reading Eggs/ Eggspress is here

Mathletics - click here

TTRockstars – click here


Please email if you have any questions.

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