Year 5


Hello and welcome to the Year 5 page.

I have planned lots of exciting things for Year 5 this term. See below for more details. 

At the bottom of the page you will also find a list of websites where you can access lots of exciting activities.



PE will take place every TUESDAY and THURSDAY – The children can come to school in their PE kits on these days and it can be worn all day (no need for changing). Hair must be tied back and all jewellery must be removed at home. PE kit: plain jogging bottoms (no zips/logos) or shorts and either their team colour shirt or plain white. Please ensure that children have trainers / plimsolls as well. As PE sessions may take place outside, jumpers and tracksuits bottoms will also be needed.


Water bottles – Children will need to bring a named water bottle to school every day. Water bottles will be sent home to be washed and returned daily.


Reading books need to be in school EVERY day as the children will be using them each morning. Please continue to support us by reading at home – if you do can you please jot it in their reading diary.


English and Maths

In English, we will be writing mystery and adventure stories, biographies and newspaper reports. We will be creating and performing winter themed poems. During the term we will also develop our handwriting, spelling and grammar skills.


In Maths, we will focus on place value initially, moving on to using the formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be applying these skills to solve problems. We will also be calculating the perimeter and area of a shape.


In Science, we will find out about the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system. We will describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth and use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night. We will also find out why unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object. 


In Geography, we will be naming and locating counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics. 


In History, we will be finding out why Staffordshire, in central England, became a centre of ceramic production beginning in the mid-17th century. We will also be finding out about the life and work of Josiah Wedgewood.


During the autumn term, we will also be developing our knowledge, understanding and skills in the following: Art, British Values, Computing, D&T French, Music, PE, PSHE, Religious Education.



Useful Websites:

Year 5/6 spelling list*

Useful information for all literacy topics

Literacy games

Maths games/activities



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