Year 5 2023 - 2024

Mr Grant

Miss Spence

Meet the Team

5G - Mr Grant, Mr Whittingham and DHN staff  

5S - Miss Spence and Miss Jafar

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

If you have any questions, please speak to one of our Year 5 staff or email


Welcome to Year 5! In Year 5, we look forward to taking on new challenges and celebrating our successes together, developing as independent, hardworking and passionate learners, ready to take on Year 6.

Here, you can find an overview of the Year 5 Curriculum. You can use this information to discuss with your child what they have learned and continue to support their learning at home.

This half term:


  • Negative numbers – comparing and ordering
  • Multiplying numbers by 10, 100, 1000
  • Converting measures - use length, capacity and mass to convert


Talk for Writing unit: Non-chronological report

  • Use subordinate clauses to add detail
  • Use a variety of generalisers

Geography: The North West or the Yucatan.

We are comparing two locations. The North West of England and the Yucatan. We will be comparing the two locations by different geographical features such as climate and human geography

Knowledge Organiser

Science: Animals including humans.

We will be investigating the different stages of life humans go through. We will be comparing these gestation periods to other animals'

Knowledge Organiser

Art: Architecture - 3D modelling.

We will be exploring the architecture of architects like Norman Foster and creating pieces of art using specific skills such as continuous drawing.

Knowledge Organiser

Computing: Digital Literacy - We are Web Developers.

We will be looking at how search engines are used, designing the layout and content of our own web page.

Religious Education:

How and why should religious communities do more to care for the Earth?

PHSE: Safe relationships.

We are going to find out how to remain safe in a relationship and also starting the Growing and Changing unit.


We are improving our French language skills. We will be learning about adjectives that precede the noun and adverbs of place.


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

  • Gymnastics - Wednesday

            Kit: Black shorts or tight-fitting black leggings and a plain white t-shirt.

Outdoor Games - 5G - Monday

                             5S - Friday

We are learning tennis.

Kit: Trainers, black shorts or tight-fitting black leggings, and a plain white t-shirt (a tracksuit top and joggers may be worn if cold)

Forest Schools:

We will be learning a new skills this half term. Look out for parentmail to let you know when the next session will be.



In class we are currently reading Clockwork, by Philip Pullman.



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 can be changed any day:


This half term's BrainBuilder can be found here

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

TTRockstars – click here