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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5! We have lots of exciting things planned for this year. With lots of different trips planned and some very exciting topics to learn all about. As always if you have any issues or questions, please do contact me. 

Thank you

Mrs Johnson

Key Information

Walking Home Alone

 In preparation for high school, the children in Year 5 and Year 6 whose parents have given written consent will be allowed to walk home alone at the end of the day. If you would like your child to walk home alone, please contact our school office at

Mobile phones

Children in Year 5 who are walking home may bring a mobile phone to school. During the day it will be switched off and kept safely in the classroom stock cupboard where children cannot access them. They will be handed to children at the end of the day to go home.

All classrooms have clocks but children may wear a simple analogue or digital watch to school as it can help them learn to tell the time. However, no Apple or smart watches please. These will be considered as a mobile device.


This term PE sessions take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Your child will now come home in their PE kit. Please make sure that your child brings their kit back the following day. Thank you

Religious Education

This half term in RE, we will be looking at Inspirational People and how God helped them become the people they are. During this topic we will be looking at what makes a person inpsirational. We will also be looking at the different Beatitudes that God created. 

During this term we will be looking at story of The Explorer written by Katherin Rundell. While reading this book, we will be using our imagination to create our own story.

In Year 5 we love to read! I really enjoy hearing about all the different books you have been reading in school or at home. It is so important to make sure we read daily as this helps with our imaginations and using the language we have learnt in our own writing.

During our guided reading sessions this half term we will be looking at lots of different ficition and non fiction pieces. Here we will be looking to find the answer in the text and giving a reasons for the answers.

Please click the link and this will take you to the Oxford Owl website with free library eBooks. You may need to ask an adult to register for you and you can select eBooks to listen to or read on your computer or tablet.

Some of our favourites books that we have been reading in Year 5 are Roald Dahl books, Horrible Histories and David Walliams

Oxford Owl Reading Books 
Oxford Owl Reading Books


This term we will be looking at multiplication and division. Here we will be looking at using formal methods to multiply and divide 4 digit and above by 1 digit. We will also be learning to multiply numbers 2 digits.

Each week we will continue to with arithmetic, we will be looking at different types of questions and seeing how we may answer them. We still need to know all of the times tables up to 12x12 to help with their maths work. So please continue to make sure that you practise your times tables every day.

Spring Term Subjects  

Over this term we will be looking at the following -

Science – Living things and their habitats

History - The Vikings and Anglo Saxons

Computing - Data and Information -Flat File Database

Please take a look at your topic web and synopsis of work for more detail


We have introduced a new reading system in school to encourage reading for pleasure. This means that children will be reading age and phonic appropriate books in school every day, and that the books that come home will be books children have chosen to read for pleasure. If your child struggles to read the book for pleasure they have chosen, please read it with them so they enjoy the reading experience and be reassured that they are reading with an adult in school as well each day.

  • Daily reading - at least 30 minutes per day. Please, record your child's reading homework in their reading log. These will be checked daily.
  • Daily spelling and arithmetic (see weekly work attached below - this will be sent home every Friday)
  • Instrument practice at least 3 times per week.

Weekly Homework

 Spelling Homework is now online. Your child has been given a login for Spelling Frame. Each child will have a practice test, test and games to play over the week. Any trouble accessing this please me know. 

Useful links and Resources

Speed Guide to Short Division

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Long multiplication in simple steps

Step-by-step guide to long multiplication

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