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Year 5 – General Information

Welcome to Year 5.

There are 2 classes in Year 5:

The Georgians – Miss Caldwell

The Stuarts – Miss Chilvers

Supported by Mrs Calver and Mrs Adams.

Home Learning

Good Morning Year 5! 

We just wanted to say hello and let you know that we are thinking of you all.

I hope you are enjoying your time with your families and are finding time to try new things and complete your learning. Whilst the weather is on our side try and make the most of being in the garden. Could you make your own scavenger hunt? Or try and spot something that begins with every letter of the alphabet.

See you soon,

Miss Chilvers, Miss Caldwell and the Year 5 team.

A list of useful websites to help with home learning can be found under the ‘Home Learning’ tab under ‘pupils’ on the website.

Please make use of these to continue your learning at home.

Next term we will be studying the World Wars. As part of your study, please choose some of the following activities:

  • Create a fact file on either World War I or World War II.

  • Write a biography about a significant historical figure from these times.

  • Create a timeline of the wars.

  • Create recipes using ingredients that would have been available during the war- you could even try them out!!

  • Re-create a propaganda poster from World War II.

You could also complete any of the following activities:

  • Create a book review.

  • Use scratch online to practise your coding skills.

  • Design a poster to explain a Mathematical concept e.g. how to add fractions, the long division method, converting between measures, calculating percentages…….

  • Design a poster to explain the meaning of grammatical terms such as: passive vs active, relative clause, subordinating and coordinating conjunctions, parenthesis, colons and semi-colons…………

  • Design a circuit training programme, incorporating exercises that work different muscle groups.



This week the children are looking at ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. We are looking at inferring what we have read to help us write  descriptions of buildings. We will be writing a newspaper report about an event that we have read about in the book.

The children visit the library on a Wednesday and change their books if they have been reading at home. Please remember to fill in your child’s reading diary as well as their reading challenge when they read at home.

A copy of your child’s spellings can be downloaded here:

Spelling Lists












Winter is upon us. Please make sure you send your child to school with a coat for playtime and lunchtime. 

As the weather is getting colder please make sure the children bring an appropriate PE kit into school. Some of the PE sessions will take place outside so tracksuit bottoms and a PE jumper would be a good addition to the children’s PE bag.

Children will take part in PE on a Monday and every other Thursday.

If your child takes part in any lunchtime clubs please make sure they have a kit to change into.



Homework is given out on a Friday and is to be handed in by the following Wednesday.

Children receive Maths and English homework.



Spelling lists are given to the children on a Wednesday to be learnt at home as well as practiced in school. Spellings are tested on the following Wednesday.


Week beginning 03/02/2020

In Maths this week Miss Chilvers’ set will be looking at fractions, focussing on adding fractions.

In Maths this week Miss Caldwell’s set will be starting to look at measuring angles.

In Maths this week Mrs Lucking’s set will be looking at fractions.


Please remember to continue to practice times tables with your child at home. They will bring their ‘Rockstar Maths’ sheets home with them for practice.


Below are some links that you might find useful to use at home:




Creative Curriculum

This term our topic is ‘Space’. The children will be learning all about the Space race. They will learn why the space race occurred, compare periods of history and the impact this has had on modern life .

This week we will be learning about the events of the space race and the key figures who were involved.