Year 5

Welcome to Year Five. We hope that you have all had a lovely summer and are ready for a busy and fun year!

Here are some reminders for you.

Children need to bring their reading book and reading record with them to school each day.

PE is on a Monday and Mrs Blockley will be doing Forest Schools/ PE on a Thursday. Please keep a full PE kit in school all the time so that if there are any changes to the timetables kits will be available.

Music lessons will start in early September, for the first few weeks children familiarise themselves with the different instruments. They will then be given an instrument to take home and practise. Instruments will need to be brought to school each Wednesday.

Each week homework is set on a Wednesday and should be returned to school to be handed in on the following Monday. Mathletics will be set too. Spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday too, ready for a test on the Monday. Children will work on the tables most relevant to them and on a Friday they will be given the tables that they will be tested on for the following Friday.

We will also set the children a weekly reading challenge, this is to read 4 times a week. At least twice to an adult and twice independently. An adult must sign the Reading Record book each week to show that it has been completed. Books will be checked and prizes handed out on a Friday!


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Spelling Test

Homework due in



Music Lesson

Homework and spellings go out

PE Reading Challenge Checked

Tables Test

Tables go out


Autumn Half Term One Outline


We will start the year with the book And Tango Makes Three, this is to link with our whole school theme of families.

Then we will use the book The Adventure of Hugo Cabret to write diary entries, write descriptions and try some journalistic writing. Towards the end of the half term we will write a biography on Leonardo da Vinci.

We will teach grammar and punctuation skills relevant to each text including different clause structures in sentences, colons and brackets.

Maths Mrs Blockley will be focusing her maths teaching on place value and number. This will include knowing the value of large numbers and being able to round them. Children will look at negative numbers in contexts as well as learning Roman Numerals.

Mrs Hopwood will be focusing her maths teaching on the four operations. Children will secure the use of column addition and subtraction and using these to look at multi-step problems. When looking at multiplication and division, children will secure their understanding of the relationship between the two operations. They will learn and use the terms multiple, factor, prime, square and cube number. Children will also practise multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.


Topic Our topic is on Europe. We will be learning about the countries that make up the continent of Europe as well as their capital cities. We will also look at some of the major physical landmarks too. Children will look at the climates across Europe and we will also have a specific focus on Scandinavia.
ICT We will be using Scratch and Turtle Academy to draw polygons using algorithms. We will learn how to use the repeat function as well as pen up and pen down. Children will create some beautiful patterns using different coloured pens too.
Science The Earth and Space. Children will learn about the Earth and its position in space. They will learn how the sun, Earth and moon work together.
RE In RE our focus will be Kingdom of God, looking at how Christians bring the kingdom of god to Earth. We will look at the church’s role in the community.
PE In PE we will focus on Netball skills on a Thursday. Children will be given the opportunity to practise a range of passing and shooting. They will consider how to move around the court to create a passage of play. As well as this, children will learn how to defend. We will play some small games too.

The children will also take part in gymnastic sessions on a Monday afternoon. We will send more details out about our Forest School sessions later in the year.

We sometimes have to change the timings of PE lessons at the minute so it is very important that their PE kits stay in school all week.

Don’t forget the York Residential is all booked for April. If you have any questions please speak to either of us. Payment cards will be handed out to all those who have put the deposit in. It isn’t too late to sign up if you haven’t already done so. We can’t wait!!

If you ever have any issues or concerns, please do come and speak to one of us. We look forward to working with you and your child!

Best wishes,

Mrs Blockley and Mrs Hopwood


Deeside Whitby
Ellesmere Port
CH65 6TQ
T: 0151 3382062