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Welcome to Year 5!



A place to learn and grow together.


Our teacher in Year 5 is Miss Smith and we are supported by Mrs Menear. 


Our Topic theme for the Autumn term is Invaders. 

Our Topic theme for the Spring term is The Mayans.

Our Topic theme for the Summer term is Wild Waters.

To find out more about what the children will be learning within their topics this year please click here.

This term the children will be exploring the topic the Invaders; in this topic children will learn all about the Anglo-Saxons. 

The Anglo-Saxons

If you would like to see our weekly timetable please click here. This will be the general timetable for the Autumn term although this is sometimes subject to change.


Homework in Year 5


  • As we get to upper key stage 2 it is expected that children read at home every night and this is recorded in their reading record when they have read.


  • Maths and English homework will be sent home every Friday and will be in for the following Tuesday therefore giving children the opportunity to discuss it with a member of staff on the Monday. 


  • An additional piece of homework linked to other curriculum areas may be sent home also. Children will write down the hand in date in their school planners when this is the case.


  • Spellings will be sent home every Friday and this will be tested the following Friday.





Our class trip this term will be linked to work with have done in the first part of the Autumn term. As a joint trip with Year 6 we will be going to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum.



Year 5 have PE on a Monday and Thursday. All children should have black shorts, a red t-shirt and pumps. 


Throughout the Autumn term children have swimming lessons every Thursday afternoon, please make sure children are sent in with the appropriate swim wear and a towel every Thursday.




National Curriculum Expectations in Year 5

 Prospectus Curriculum

Click here to see our year group curriculum map.

Click here to see the term and half term overview.

To find out what is expected of children in Year 5 please click here.

You can view the spellings that Year 5 children need to know here.

You can view the vocabulary, grammar and punctuation expectations here.



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Here are some helpful links to help the children practise at home:


As requested, here are links to some mental arithmetic games/practise:


Mental addition and subtraction loop game (you select the options eg within 10 will be numbers less than 10 etc). Click here.


Speed Challenge - you select the topic and the length of time you have to answer the problem.  Useful mental maths test practise.  Click here.


 Hit the Button: quick fire number bonds, times tables and division facts.  Click here.



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