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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


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


This term we will be learning about our local area.


We have P.E twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday and will also be having some cricket coaching on Fridays.



Year 5 are expected to complete 45 minutes of homework every night. In order to support your child at home with their learning please encourage them to: 

  • Read every night
  • Complete all the home learning tasks set
  • Complete their Lexia time
  • Learn their times tables up to 12x12 by using TT Rockstars
  • Develop their mental maths skills using Numbots


Summer Term Learning

This term in English we will be writing a variety of genres including a factual tour and balanced argument. Our fiction writing will include a story based on the theme of fantasy adventure and our learning will include a clear focus on the skills of drafting and editing. We will continue to develop our knowledge of different forms of punctuation and grammatical terms and how these can be used to improve our writing.


In Maths we will be continuing to develop our learning around number which this term will include work on multiplication, division, fractions and decimals before applying this knowledge to measurements, graphs and problem solving.


In Science we will be learning about life cycles and human development.


In computing we will be learning what a database is and how to create one, before moving on to concept mapping.


This term our topic is ‘Helping Hands – A Local Area Study’ and the focus will be on geographical knowledge and skills. We will be learning about the local area – its settlements, how land is used and economic activity before considering how our local area deals with recycling and what plans are in place for developments and improvements.


In Art we will be working with recycled materials and in D.T our topic is ‘biscuits’.


We will be taking part in the PSHCE topics of ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changing Me’.


In R.E we will be learning about Sikhism and Christianity and considering how these faiths answer the questions – What is the best way of showing your commitment to God? and How do members of these faiths show their commitment to God?

We will also be continuing with our French lessons; this term we will be finishing ‘Time’ and then moving on to  ‘All Around Town’ and ‘On the Move’. Our P.E will be with our Sports Coach – Mr T – and our music learning will be linked to the work of Martha and the Vandellas.

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. 

Cricket Training

Skipping Workshop

Recommended Websites

Year 5 Homework Projects