Year 5

Meet the teacher September 2019Welcome back to Summer Term. Our residential to York is almost here! Fingers crossed for some pleasant weather. If you have any questions please ask us.

Our February music performance was brilliant, it was amazing to hear the progress that had been made. It won’t be long until their final performance!

PE and Music are both on Wednesdays – please make sure everything is in school. We will be going outside for our PE lessons so please don’t forget trainers.

Mrs Blockley will be taking the second group of Y5s for Forest School on Fridays. A letter will be sent out.

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 weekly 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 have increased the weekly reading challenge from 4 to 5 times a week. At least twice to an adult and three times 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


Reading Challenge Checked

Tables Test

Tables go out

PE/Forest School

Spring Half Term One

English We are going to read the book Shackleton’s Journey about his expedition to Antarctica.

We will explore a range of different texts through the book. We will secure our use of brackets, commas and dashes. As well as this we will look at ways to link our ideas and paragraphs. We will make sure we adapt our style of writing for the audience and purpose too.

Maths Mrs Blockley will be focusing her maths teaching on decimals. This will include calculating with them but also comparing them to fractions and percentages.

Mrs Hopwood will consolidate the learning we have been doing on fractions. We will then look at angles. We will measure them with protractors as well as calculating with them on straight lines and in different shapes.

Topic Our topic is the Climates Around the World. We will look at the difference between weather and climate. We will ask some questions to help us develop our Geographical thinking. We will compare different climate zones around the world and also look at the effects of global warming. We will set up weather stations around the school to compare readings and then create our own thematic maps to show the hottest/coldest, wettest/driest areas of school.
ICT We will use the data that we collect to create graphs and tables in ICT
Science This term we will be investigating forces. This will include gravity, air resistance, levers and gears and floating and sinking.
RE  We will be looking at God’s creation and how Christians need to demonstrate stewardship to help share the world’s resources. We will also look at freedom and slavery and how the story of Exodus is important to Jews and the celebration of Passover.
PE Wednesdays will be cricket outside. We will practice striking and fielding techniques and learn to play some smaller team games.

Fridays will be Forest School lessons for one group and PE for the other. Please see letter.

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.


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