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Welcome to Year Five's section of the website. Look out for regular updates to find out what the children have been learning and experiencing.


Routine and Information

  • PE kits should be brought into school on Monday and taken home on Friday. PE lessons will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. However, children should have their kits in all week.
  • Homework will be set on a Wednesday and handed in the following Monday.
  • Spellings form part of the homework. However these will be set on a Wednesday and tested on the following Wednesday.
  • Please listen to your child read five times a week and comment in their reading journals. Try some of our reading comprehension questions below to see how much your child can remember!
  • Swimming will take place on Monday mornings (dates tbc). Children will require their swimming costume, towel, and a swimming hat. Please discuss with Miss Potter if your child requires swimming goggles.
  • Pencil cases – pupils in Year 5 are provided with all of the stationery items that they will need in class. If pupils wish to bring in a pencil case then it should be small and flat, containing no more than 15 items so that it can fit in trays. Stationery limited to fountain pen, pencil, 1 rubber, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 ruler, 10 or less coloured pencils or felt tips.
  • Uniform – Please see the uniform expectations document on the parents page. 
  • Hair – Long hair must be safely tied back and hair must be the child’s natural colour. Hair fastenings should be plain and in school colours. 



Monday: Mrs Gomme and Mrs Charalambous

Tuesday-Friday: Miss Potter and Mrs Charalambous


We welcome you to come and speak to us if you have any queries. Time is limited in the mornings and not particularly private, so the end of the day is preferable if it can wait.

What are we learning about this term?

Theme: Save the Universe!

Link text: Phoenix, SF Said


See below for our curriculum map for Spring 2020.


See below for Year 5's non-negotiables.


This term our Class Talk Topic is: “Should we invest money in the exploration of space or the conservation of the Earth?” We will be watching Newsround regularly to develop our understanding of current events.We will be trying to answer this question through our school-based project which will be presented to the Year 6 class. This ties in with our school project, where we are celebrating the Year of the Green Planet. As a school, we will be discussing the goal to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Religious Education, PSHE and Collective Worship


In RE we are learning about Hinduism, and our question this term is: How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything?


In Jigsaw PSHE lessons our unit is: Dreams and Goals.


In Collective Worship our theme is: Creativity and that we live life in all its fullness.

Curriculum Map (Spring 2020)

Curriculum Map (Autumn 2019)

Year 5 Non-Negotiables

Spelling Activities

Spelling Activities 1
Spelling Activities 2
Spelling Activities 3
Spelling Activities 4

Useful websites


These websites can be useful for helping with homework or for at-home revision.


Top Marks

Our favourite is Hit the Button!


BBC Bitesize

A useful website with a range of subjects to look through.


BBC Newsround

We like to watch this in class, but you could try reading some of the articles when you are at home!

Violin concert for FS (05.02.20)

Engineer talk

This morning (05.02.20) all of the children had the opportunity to listen to an engineer talk to us about their profession. This is launching our "If you were an engineer what would you do?" competition. The children had a chance to pose questions for the engineer. Year 5 came up with some brilliant questions including 'Should we make roads/bridges out of renewable resources or plastic?', 'How do you train to be a civil engineer?' and 'What did you study at university?'.


I can't wait to see the designs from our class of engineers!

Engineer talk (05.02.20)

Visit from PC Jones

Today (04.02.20) we had a visit from PC Jones. He came to talk to us all about internet safety. We had a whole-school assembly in the morning and then Years 4, 5 and 6 had another talk afterwards. PC Jones showed us an informative video which spoke about gaming addiction, looking after your passwords and to only talk to people we know in real life. The children listened brilliantly and learnt a lot!

Visit from PC Jones (04.02.20)

Mask-making inspired by the Maya Civilisation (29.01.20)

Dogs for Good

Today (29.01.20) we had a visit from the charity Dogs for Good. They are one of the school's chosen charities for this year. We learnt all about the different types of dogs that are used, how they are trained and the impact these dogs have on people's lives. We also watched some informative videos with people telling us what their dogs meant to them!

Dogs for Good Assembly (29.01.20)

Friction experiment in Science! (28.01.20)

Fun in French! (17.01.20)

Newton Meter Experimenting! (14.01.20)


The children have been lucky enough to spend a very informative day with two people from the NSPCC (09.01.20). KS2 had an assembly this morning which discussed what is and isn't okay and who the children can talk to. 

After break, Year 5 had a workshop where they discussed in a greater depth who they can talk to. We talked through scenarios such as 'when is it okay to keep a secret?'. The children behaved brilliantly and posed very thoughtful questions and responses.

NSPCC Day (09.01.20)



Originating in Hispanic countries to celebrate the nativity story, Posada is a period of time during Advent when figures from the nativity story travel around different households in the community and stay there for one night. We are lucky enough to have a Posada travelling around our school. Year 5 hosted today and made Mary, Joseph and the donkey feel very welcome. We also heard the story of the Nativity and had a though-provoking question and discussion session.

Celebrating Posada (05.12.19)

Fun at the Pantomime (16.12.19)

Christmas is coming!

Christmas is coming! 1
Christmas is coming! 2

Showcase 04.12.19

Well done to all the children for their fantastic performances at the Year 5 and 6 showcase on Wednesday evening. Brilliant work on show in the classroom (our nonsense poems, passive houses, playing cards, clay tea cups and pots, homemade cupcakes) and an amazing show in the hall! You should all be very proud.

Advent Prayer Space (05.12.19)

Today we enjoyed a trip to the Advent Prayer Space. The children thought about hope, joy, peace and love. Brilliant reflections from all the children today, well done!

Snowy Day Activities


Please see the attached snowy day activities. These activities should only be used in the case of a school closure to provide children with some learning opportunities.