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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


I am Miss Stephens and am delighted to be teaching Year 5 this year. The children have all settled in well and are looking forward to the year ahead. In our class we are supported by Miss Hinton.


This term in English we will be focusing on 3 different books and then doing our own independent writing based on them. Two of the books, called Float and Kensuke's Kingdom are fiction narratives. The third is a fiction text called Plastic Pollution with the focus being on persuasion. In Maths we will be catching up on the missed learning from Year 4 and continuing our topics of addition, subtractions, multiplication and division of whole numbers. In science our topic will be mixtures and reactions. This involves investigating different kinds of chemical reactions and whether they are reversible or irreversible. We will be learning how to stay safe on line and then studying coding in computing. Our Geography topic this term is called River Deep, Mountain High. We will be learning about a variety of mountain ranges and major rivers from around the world. In Art the children will be studying the artwork of an Amazonian tribe before producing their own recreations and in DT they will be producing a moving boat. We will be following a recovery curriculum in PSHE to allow children to catch up on missed learning as well as covering the unit 'Being me in my world.' In R.E we are focusing on the beliefs within Sikhism. We will also be studying music and MFL as well as refining our handwriting and spelling.

We have P.E once a week on a Thursday.


In order to support your child at home with their learning please encourage them to:


  • Be responsible readers and read every night for at least 20 minutes. This should be recorded in reading records every day either by an adult's signature or with a comment from the child about what they have read.
  • Complete all the home learning tasks set
  • Learn Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 statutory spelling lists (copies are in their reading records)
  • Learn their times tables up to 12x12 by using times table Rockstars
  • Complete their Lexia minutes


All of the curriculum information can be found on the curriculum page on the website. If you would like to speak to me about your child's learning please contact the office and I will be in contact. Please check the website regularly as we will be updating it with all of the wonderful learning that has been taking place.

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