Primary & Nursery School

Year 5

Staff: Mrs Roy, Mrs Henman and Mrs Somerton



In our Maths lessons this half term, we will be focusing on Fractions. We will be practising ordering unit fractions and fractions with the same denominator, before moving on to identifying equivalent fractions.

We will then look at how information can be presented in all types of graphs, including line graphs. We will sort data into Venn and Carroll diagrams and will be investigating the meaning of mean, mode and median and 3-D shapes including regular and irregular polygons.


This half term, our English lessons will be focused on the book, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. We will explore the text and then use it to inspire our writing in a range of different text types, including diaries, persuasive writing and recounts. We will also develop our sentence work through grammar and punctuation activities. We will also continue to develop our reading skills through our daily Guided Reading sessions inspired by the text, Cogheart by Peter Bunzl.

Discovery Learning


This half term, we are learning about Properties and Changes in Materials. We will be exploring different materials, their properties and their purposes. We will be investigating soluble and insoluble materials as well as those that have irreversible changes.

We will develop our working scientifically skills through a range of practical investigations and activities within our lessons.

Other Curriculum Areas

History: We will be exploring Crime and Punishment.

Computing: We will be exploring Communicating online including its benefits and how to stay safe.

Art: We will be creating a wall hanging.

Geography: We will be exploring the impact that humans have on the environment

PE: Netball.


General Notices


P.E this half term will be on a Thursday and Friday. Please send your child to school in the correct PE kit, with a pair of trainers in a bag to change into.

Reading Challenge

In Year 5, we are working hard to promote the importance of reading and show children how enjoyable reading can be. We promote reading for pleasure throughout the school and encourage the children to read every day. At school, we have supplied our in-class reading area with a range of age-appropriate fiction and non-fiction high-quality texts for children to access. 

Outdoor Learning

Our outdoor learning day this year is Wednesday. It is important your child comes to school already dressed appropriately – long sleeves and trousers as well as suitable footwear in a bag.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo will continue to be used this year. It is a great space where you can view photos, videos and information about what is happening in Year 5 and across the school. If you require another invitation to join, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Home Learning

Each half-term a new homework menu containing six activities will be given out. Your child will need to complete a minimum of 5 activities each half-term, by submitting this on their Class Dojo profile by Thursday each week.


Please can you ensure that all belongings and named (PE Kits – Wellies – School Uniform – Bags – Coats – Water bottles etc).