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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


I am Mr Fitzgerald and am delighted to be teaching Year 5 this year.

The children have all settled in well and are looking forward to the term ahead.


This term our topics are 'The Ancient Greeks' and 'Our changing world'.


We have P.E twice a week on Tuesday and Wednesday.



Year 5 are expected to complete approximately 1 hour of homework every night. In order to support your child at home with their learning please encourage them to: 

  • Read every night
  • Complete all written homework set (details of this will be in their planners)
  • Learn their Year 5 glossaries
  • Complete home learning tasks
  • Learn Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 statutory spelling lists (copies are in their glossaries)
  • Complete their Lexia time
  • Practise their times tables up to 12x12 by using TT Rockstars
  • Develop their mental maths skills using Numbots
  • Ensure that they can tell the time using both analogue and digital clocks


Summer Term Learning:

This term in English we will be writing a variety of genres including a newspaper report.  Their learning will include a clear focus on the skills of drafting and editing in preparation for Year 6. Year 5 will continue to develop their knowledge of different forms of punctuation and grammatical terms and how these can be used to improve their writing.


In Maths we will be studying geometry and measurements.


In Science we will be learning about life cycles. We will compare a range of life cycles as well as investigate the reproduction of plants.


We will be learning how to use 3D models and concept maps in computing.  


Our History topic this term is ‘The Ancient Greeks’  We will be learning their lives and achievements, as well as investigating their impact on the western world.


Our Geography topic this term is ‘Our changing world’. The children look at some of the issues around them from coastal erosion to political factors. They will think about the future and predict what happen in their life time.


In Art the children will understand the importance of recycling and look at pieces of art that are created using recycled materials. Children will explore artists such as Mike Leavit for initial inspiration of 3D work using recycled materials.


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


In R.E we will be learning about Sikhism and exploring the question – ‘What are the best ways for Sikhs to show their commitment to God?'.


Year 5 will also be continuing their French lessons; this term the topic is ‘Getting to know you’.


Their P.E will be with our Sports Coach, Mr T, and they will be focusing on Fitness and the skills associated with rounders.  



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. 

Marvelous Maps

Holdbrook Hero Day

Maths - Place value

Geography - Using an eight point compass

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