Our Class – Year 5


Hello and welcome to Year 5’s webpage!

Here, you will find information about our weekly timetable and what we are learning in each subject this term. To see what we have been getting up to in the classroom this week, please see our blog.



Our PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays (so children must have their kit in school on these days!)

Our homework is set on a Friday and should be handed in on a Wednesday.

Our spelling test is on a Friday and new spellings are set each Friday.

Reading at home should take place as often as possible (a minimum of 5 times a week) and reading records should be signed and handed in each Monday.

Spring Term Curriculum

Literacy –Our text for this term is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. After only having read a couple of chapters, we are already hooked and I can’t wait to see what imaginative and magical writing the children will produce around this wonderful story. Our writing genres will include formal letters, newspaper reports, story writing, non-chronological reports and explanation texts.

Numeracy – We will begin the term by working with fractions where we will focus on comparing and ordering fractions with the same denominator, converting between mixed and improper fractions and learning that fractions have decimal equivalents. This will then lead on to new learning about percentages. After half term, we will study time, measure and roman numerals and consolidate our addition and subtraction skills. As always, we will be practising our times tables and mental skills daily.

Science –Our first topic this term is Forces where the children will have lots of opportunities to design and carry out practical investigations, looking at the effects of many forces including air resistance, water resistance, friction and gravity. After the half term break, we will then move on to studying living things and their habitats. This will involve looking at the life cycles of animals and the process of reproduction in plants and some animals.

RE – The first two weeks of term will focus on Christmas. Then, we will move on to look at Baptism and the Parables and sayings of Jesus before half term. After half term, we will learn about Lent and Holy Week.

PE –This term our lessons will still take place on a Wednesday (fitness) and a Thursday (gymnastics). Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school on these days and ensure that they also have outdoor clothing (tracksuit/trainers). Earrings are not permitted to be worn on PE days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Miss Frearson, Mrs Senyk and Miss McGinn