Year 5

Class Teacher: Mrs Jenkins

Learning Support Assistant:

Miss Boulton & Mrs Kime

Thank you for visiting our page. Here you will find information on timetables, homework, general expectations and details of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, you can arrange an appointment by contacting the office.



We are now using the ‘pathways to spell’ scheme which links in with our ‘pathways to write’ English scheme. Children have 3 guided and 3 independent sessions of spelling a week where we investigate and learn spelling rules through games and activities.

On Friday, your child will be tested on 5 words which follow the focus rule for the week. Use the week to practice the rule with a range of words. They will also be tested on 3 topic words, which are the words we will be using in our topic lessons. Children will then identify 2 spelling words that they regularly spell wrong in their writing. They must practice these words each week and will test with a partner on Friday. New spellings will then be given on a Friday, ready for the following week.

Y5 Spring Spelling Overview

 Times Tables

It is important for your child to practice their times tables as often as possible. They have been given login details to access Times Tables Rockstars, which makes this learning fun and relevant to their strengths and areas for development. This should be used frequently for 10-15 minutes sessions. At the end of each Maths Unit, children will have a times tables test.    


Your child should read at least 4 times a week for 15-20 minutes. Reading is such a vital skill and will help your child to feel more confident across all areas of the curriculum. Reading records will be collected daily to ensure your child is on track, so please write in these regularly. If your child does not read often enough, they will take part in a ‘catch up’ session on a Friday break time, where they will be given the opportunity to read to an adult or their peers. 


PE lessons are on a Friday afternoon with with Mr Seary. Children are required to come in to school in their full PE kits on this day or they will not be allowed to participate in the lesson. If there are reasons why your child cannot take part in the lesson, a written note must detail the reasons why.

Mrs Greaves will teach Music, Computing, Spanish and RE throughout  Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

Home Learning Details

In the event of a whole class bubble needing to isolate or if your child is waiting for Covid test results so is unable to attend school, your child has been provided with login details to access a range of resources online. These login details can be found in the front of their yellow reading records, so please keep these safe so no online learning is missed. Further details, including planning, will be communicated with parents within 24 hours of a class bubble going home and/or school being informed of a need for your child to isolate. Below, you will find links to the websites where work may be set:

Purple Mash

Rising Stars (online reading books and comprehension)

Times Tables Rockstars

Developing Experts (Science)

Language Angels (Spanish)

Spring 1

English:  In English, we will be learning about Norse Mythology through the story of Arthur and the Golden Rope. The key skills we will develop and consolidate are linking ideas across paragraphs using adverbials; using the correct punctuation to write dialogue correctly; use expanded noun phrases; use relative clauses to create more complex sentences and to use punctuation correctly, including commas. 

The children will then apply these skills to write their own myths; creating characters which behave in superhuman ways with unusual powers or strong characteristics, as well as creating a magic object which may symbolise something.      


Maths: We will start off the half term focusing on multiplication and division including multiplying up to 4 digits by 2 digits and dividing 4 digits by 1 digit (including with remainders). We will then move onto our unit on fractions where we will convert improper fractions to mixed numbers (and vice versa) as well as adding fractions together (including mixed denominators). 


Our unit this term is ‘Changes of Materials’. We will learn how to separate different mixtures (including using sieving, filtering and evaporating) depending on the material involved as well as making solutions of our own using dissolving. We will then explore why some changes to materials are irreversible and identify the differences between physical and chemical changes. Finally, we will begin to explain some really tricky chemistry including the structure of atoms, molecules, elements and compounds.


We will continue our study on WW2 where we will revise why the Battle of the Atlantic was such a pivotal part of the war, including its connections to Liverpool. We will then explore the roles of women in the war, particularly in the secret command centre before explaining how the blitz affected the people of Liverpool, including evacuations, rationing, air raid shelters etc. Next, we will identify why the Americans decided to join the war and look at evidence of them being based in Liverpool (including the locals reaction to this!) Finally, we will finish our story ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ and discuss some of the significant and awful events of the holocaust.


Mrs Greaves will be exploring what Hindus can learn from stories including Krishna and Holi.