Welcome to Year Five

Welcome back! We hope you have all had a wonderful break. In year 5, the children will have the benefit of two teachers: Mrs Farnworth on Mondays and Tuesdays and Mrs Bundy on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Mrs Vaughan, year 5’s teaching assistant works with the class all week.


This term's Topic is "Children of the war"

What is the topic for this half term?

 To begin our year, we will be looking primarily at World War II. This topic will be taught through Topic and English as we try to understand and empathise with those who were affected by the events. 

What will the children be learning?

This half term in maths, we will start with learning about numbers up to and beyond a million and consolidating place value.

We are going to be extending our topic work into our English lessons, as we write recounts of an evacuee using Goodnight Mr Tom as a stimulus, indulge in some creative narrative writing based on a Michael Morpurgo classic, and finish off with a non-chronological report which will bring together all our topic learning.

In Science, we will be starting with our first topic of Forces. This is a jampacked topic which will take us all the way to Christmas as we look at gravity, friction, bouyancy and air resistance..

We are very lucky to have a chess specialist who will be coming in to teach us chess on Monday afternoons as well.

Madame Schofield will continue working with us in French and building up our vocabulary. We are also starting to write more sentences in French and recognise more written words.

Important Dates


Class 5 assembly - Harvest 6th October 9:15am at St James Church



There will be a learning log challenge that will be set every Wednesday and should be returned to school the following Wednesday.

As well as a learning log, we expect the children to do at least 15 minutes per week on IXL. All children have got their own log ins in their homework diaries. For those children who are unable to log in at home, there will be access available at lunchtimes.

We also expect that the children will be spending a few minutes each day on practising times tables, spellings and reading their school reading book. The children will be tested on their times tables every Monday so please help them to learn the set that they are working on.

Similarly they will have a weekly spelling test (see their homework diary for which day your child will be tested)

We will be checking the children’s homework diaries regularly so may we ask that you please initial all completed homework for your child.


Things to bring to school

Every day: PE kit, homework diary and reading book, homework folder

Wednesday – learning log


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