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


Wednesday 17th February- WW2 topic visitors from Portland Basin to school (please see Arbor for payment details)

Wednesday 21st February - Parents' meetings (times TBC)

Wednesday 28th February- Parents invited in to watch a writing lesson

Wednesday 28th February- Year 5 Fairtrade assembly

  • 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.


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?