Kings Road, Walsall, West Midlands WS4 1JJ


Radleys Primary School

Learning and Growing Together

Welcome to Year 5!



A place to learn and grow together.


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


Our Topic theme for Autumn 1 is Stargazers.

Our Topic theme for Autumn 2 is Pharaohs.

Our Topic theme for Spring 1 is Firedamp and Davy Lamps.

Our Topic theme for Spring 2 is Allotment.

Our Topic theme for Summer 1 is Off with her head.

Our Topic theme for Summer 2 is Scream Machine.


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 Stargazers; in this topic children will learn all about Space. 

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 to an adult. This should be recorded in their reading record when they have read.


  • Maths and English homework will be sent home each week and will need to be completed by the following week. Information on when it is set and needs to be completed by will be written in the children's diaries. There is plenty of opportunities to discuss their homework with a member of staff if they are finding something difficult. 


  • 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.


  • Children will also need to practice their times table facts to ensure that they can rapidly recall these facts and to also aid their confidence.


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



Year 5 have PE on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has their full P.E kits in school. All children should have black shorts, a red t-shirt and pumps. 


National Curriculum Expectations in Year 5

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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