Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page

Mrs Earle is the class teacher.
Mrs Gutteridge, Mrs Townson and Mrs Handa are the Learning Support Assistants for the class.

This page will keep you well informed of what Year 5 are learning each term as well as important pieces of information.

What have we been learning?

Spring Term


Year 5 have been learning about fractions, decimals and percentages.  We have been comparing and ordering, identifying equivalent fractions, recognising mixed number and improper fractions and converting fractions, decimals and percentages.  Also we have been solving problems which require knowledge of percentage and decimal equivalents.  We have been assessing the children’s progress through hot and cold tasks.

In the coming weeks we will be moving onto looking at multiplication and division techniques and problem solving in this area.

We complete daily fast maths sessions which relate to multiplication and times table knowledge.


We have linked much of our English work to our topic. “Why would someone build a castle in England?”

We started the Spring Term looking at explanation texts.  The children learnt the text “Why Ogres are dangerous?” and over the following weeks they created their own explanation texts focusing on the Spiderwick Chronicles.  

This half term we have been learning a narrative poem “The highway man”, the children have actions to help them retell the poem and throughout the rest of the term will be focusing on changing aspects of the text to create their own narrative poem.


We began the term learning about forces and the focus was on recognising that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

For the second half of the term we are looking at materials and their properties.  The children are looking at the properties of materials and discovering how to separate solutions and how dissolving works.  This links with our topic as the children will be designing their own castle in DT and will need to use their knowledge about materials to help them with their designs.



30 minutes per day
Minimum 15 minutes Daily Reading at home
Weekly Maths Homework
Spelling Practice – spellings are given out every 4 weeks. A weekly spelling test will take place every Friday. At the end of each month a Mega Spell test of all spellings takes place

PE Days

Wednesday & Thursday

Red shorts or Jogging bottoms in cold weather, White T-Shirt with St Michael's badge, Plimsolls/Trainers .
All Uniform can be purchased from Brigade online store.
 Welcome Letter Year 5 2017.pdfDownload
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