Year 5

Week beginning 15th January



In English,  we will all be studying the excellent book Farther as part of our Space theme.


Spellings: Children will be continuing with Brodie spellings to be learnt at home each week and tested in class.



Mrs. Wilson's set:  We are using our times tables skills and learning about division.

Miss Phillips' set:  We are working on division and our times tables skills .

We will be continuing with the Inspire scheme, as well as Big Maths CLIC tests and regular times table tests.


This term we are intergalactic explorers. Our topic is 'Space', looking at the planets, the sun and how light reaches us. We started our learning off building space rockets, we now have some excellent models on display.



By utilizing enquiry led learning and generating our own intriguing questions, we hope to equip ourselves with the knowledge and skills to generate a full understanding and appreciation for this vastly dynamic topic.

Drawing all of our learning together, our very own 'Intergalactic exploration' is sure to thrill and intrigue you all.


Common Exception Words

Common Exception Words

Common words that children may find difficult to decode and spell, but are expected to know by the end of Year 6!


  • Science

    Learn to work scientifically.

  • We will learn about:

    The movement of the Earth and Moon.

    Explain day and night.

    We will investigate light, looking at sources of light, reflections and shadows.

    We will examine how light appears to travel in straight lines and how it affects shadows.


Please note that we need the reply slips for our trip to Leicester Space Centre by February 2nd..

Remember to bring your reading challenge slips back each Monday and hand it in in the morning.


General Information

Georgians - Mrs. Wilson

Stuarts - Miss Phillips


Each week the children are given a spelling list to learn for a test (usually on  Monday).

They will also be given a short task to enrich the learning they have done in class that week.

For maths, mymaths homework is often set and is due each Wednesday.

Remember, if you get stuck and need help, please come to see us before your homework is due in so we can help you!