Welcome to Year Five

Mrs Stott, Mrs Farnworth and Mrs Vaughan help the children in Year 5 with their learning

Scroll down for details on term dates, educational visits, homework and other useful information...

Things to bring to school

Every day:  reading diary and reading book

Monday – Completed homework

 Wednesday - PE kit (PE kit is a white t-shirt and blue or black shorts)


Dates for your diary

Tuesday 18th June- Y5 trip- 'Come and Play with the Halle' at the Bridgewater Hall

Wednesday 3rd July- Sports Day

Wednesday 3rd July- Summer Fair

Thursday 4th July - Moving Up Day (day in year 6)

Tuesday 9th July- Summer Show (evening performance)

Wednesday 10th July- Summer Show (day time performance)

Friday 19th July-Sunday 21st July-  Robin Wood Trip

Friday 26th July- end of term

  • Homework will be set every Monday, which should be returned to school by the following Monday. This will either be a learning log or maths and English work.  
  • Children are given spellings every Monday (in their reading record) to learn at home. They need to remember them for the spelling test on Friday.  
  • Times tables practice on Times Tables Rockstars
  • We also expect that the children will be spending time reading their books (at least 3 times a week please). 

We ask that you initial all completed homework and reading for your child in their homework diaries. Thank you.


Summer 2

Geography Topic- Travel and Tourism


This is a geography topic. We will begin this topic by using 4-figure grid references in an atlas index to locate capital cities of the world and using map scale to estimate the distance between them. We will define tourism and consider different reasons people travel for leisure, exploring why National Parks are a popular tourist destination. We will then look at the different time zones across the world, using this information to help us plan a journey. Finally, we will debate the positive and negative impacts of tourism, both locally and nationally. 


Learning in year 5 Summer Term 2




In English we will be reading Marcus Rashford's, The Breakfast Club Adventures and writing a playscript based on a section of the book.

The Breakfast Club Adventures, by Marcus Rashford: Premier League ...

Then we will write a discussion text on the theme of British Values. One of our core texts is Benjamin Zephaniah's People Need People.

We will continue with our whole class reading sessions every day.



In Maths, we will be covering topics on :

  • Decimals (adding and subtracting, and multiplying/ dividing by 10, 100, 1000)
  • Negative Numbers (comparing and calculating the difference between two numbers)
  • Measure (converting units e.g. kg to g/ km to m/ hours to minutes etc and volume)




We will be learning about the human lifecycle. We will start off by looking at how a baby develops from being a foetus to a 12 month old child, then we will look at the developmental stages during childhood and adolescence before ending the unit on adulthood and old age.



We will be learing how to use programming to create quizzes using the online resource 'scratch'. We will be learning about selection, conditions, algorithms and how to write programs that involve questions.



In RE, we will be learning about the gospels of Mark, Luke and Matthew.  We will learn about the differences between Jesus’ direct teaching and his teaching  through parables and other stories that he told and what the meanings of different biblical texts mean for Christians today. We will also 
spend time discussing how Christian communities today act and how this is based on Jesus’ teachings.


In Art, our theme is Architecture and we will be doing observational drawing and printing, as well as looking at the work of architects such as Friedrich Hundertwasser. We will also be completing our Artsaward booklets.



Our topic in French is Exploring the French Speaking World.

This links to our geography topic. We will look at all the different countries where French is spoken, as well as looking at the weather and climate in those countries.





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Summer 1

Ancient Greek Legacy


In History this half term we will study the achievements and innovations of Ancient Greece and their influence on today’s society. We will look at a range of sources and consider how we know so much about the Ancient Greeks. We will compare life in the city-states of Athens and Sparta and explain the influence of democracy on the modern world. As well as democracy, we will explore other Ancient Greek innovations and look at the legacy of this ancient civilisation on our lives in the modern world.



In English, we will start by looking at alternative settings in fiction, linking to our space topic in science by writing story openings set on different planets. Our key text is Harriet Versus the Galaxy by Samantha Baines, and we will also look at extracts from The Kid who came from Space by Ross Welford. We will then look at biographies and write our own biographies of people who have left behind an important legacy.



This half term, we will be covering topics in statistics and geometry.


In statistics, we will be reading and interpreting line graphs, tables and timetables.


In the geometry units, we will be continuing our learning about properties of shapes by measuring and calculating angles as well as learning about regular and irregular polygons, parallel and perpendicular lines, coordinates, and finally reflecting and translating shapes.




Earth and space

We will be learning how the earth and other planets of the solar system move; how the ideas of the solar system have changed over many years; how the earth rotates and how this creates day and night; how the moon travels around the earth and why it appears to change shape; how and why the sun appears to move across the sky.


Design and Technology

In DT we are going to be making our own stuffed toys. We will design and make a template, then cut out the fabric we need. We will join the pieces using blanket stitch and then stuff them.




We will  start to create vector drawings. We will learn how to use different drawing tools to help them create images. We will recognise that images in vector drawings are created using shapes and lines, and each individual element in the drawing is called an object. We will layer the objects and begin grouping and duplicating them to support the creation of more complex pieces of work.



Our topic this half term is The Kingdom of God.




Learning in year 5 Spring term 2

Spring 2

Living in Extreme Environments


Learning in year 5 Spring term 1

Spring 1

Conflict and Consequences


In HISTORY , we will be learning about WW2 and more specifically what life was like for people living in Britain (e.g. air raids, air raid shelters, masks, evacuation, rationing, propaganda etc).

In ENGLISH this half term we will be using extracts from Goodnight Mr Tom and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (amongst others) to help us with writing our own narrative passages. We will be focussing on using dialogue to show character and descriptive language. We will also be using Extracts from Anne Frank's Diary to write an informal letter.

In MATHS this half term, we will be furthering our learning about fractions. We will be adding and subtracting fractions, converting between mixed number and improper fractions and multiplying fractions. We will delve further into multiplying and dividing by using known facts to help us calculate mentally as well as refining our written methods.

in SCIENCE this half term, we will continue to learn about materials and their properties. In particular, we will be focussing on changing states and reversible and irreversible changes.

In COMPUTING we will be learning about databases. We will gather, record, present and compare data is databases

In DT we will be learning about structures and in particular, bridges. We will be learning about how to strengthen structures to support a load by constructing our own bridges.

In PSHE we will be using Jigsaw resources to help us think about our goals and how we will go about achieveing them.

In FRENCH, we will be revising numbers and using this to help with telling the time.

Learning in year 5 Autumn term 2

Autumn 2

Trade Places


Learning in year 5 Autumn term 1

Autumn 1 

Industrial Revolution




In HISTORY this half term, we will be learning about the causes and consequences of The Industrial Revolution, with a specific focus on Ashton under Lyne. Did you know that in 1750 Ashton was just a small village?