Year 5

There‘s an ancient Chinese proverb: ’A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.‘ Most people don’t walk a thousand miles, or 2,500, but what it really means is that we all need to take that first step to get something big done. If I‘ve helped even one homeless child, I hope I’ve accomplished that – Zach Bonner, founder of The Little Red Wagon Foundation.

Welcome to Year 5!

The teachers in Year 5 are Miss Holland (Monday to Wednesday) and Mrs Harrison (Thursday to Friday). We are supported by Mr Van Der Leeuw throughout the week.

We love being in year 5 as there is always so much going on. We aim to keep you informed of all the things we are doing but if you would like to know more please contact us.

Year 5 Autumn Term – Our Current Topic

Earth and Space

Our theme for the Autumn term is Earth and Space. In science you’ll be learning about the planets that make up our solar system, reasons for the seasons and why we have night and day.

In English, our writing for this term will have a space theme and one of the texts we will study is; ‘Hidden Figures’  written by Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrated by Laura Freeman.


For the first half of the Autumn term we will be studying Black British History in our humanities lessons to coincide with Black History Month. We will also learn  about some important global figures in the Civil Rights movement and how they influenced change in Britain.

Our Year 5 Gallery

Come back soon to see how the new Year 5 Class are getting on.

Y5 – Class Information

Please see below for guidance around the Y5 timetabling:


Homework will be set weekly on our virtual google classroom page. This will usually be set on a Friday and due back in school the following Wednesday. You should choose 1 activity from the homework grid to complete; there will be a mixture of English, topic, science and creative activities to choose from.

Y5 Autumn Homework Grid

In addition to the above, you are expected to learn your 5 key words each week. These spellings will be set and sent home on a Monday and revisited the following Monday.

Times Tables Rockstars (TTRs) is available for you to consolidate your tables knowledge. Tables will be tested regularly. As with your spellings, a little a bit of practise each day will make a huge difference!


Your aim is to read/share a text 3 x per week (at least) to an adult. Record when you have done this in your homework diary and hand your diary into school on a Monday to be checked.  There is a house point on offer for all those who have completed the task! If you are looking for some book inspiration, use the links on this page for some suggested titles.


PE will take place on Tuesday pm Thursday pm and you will change in school. Competitive sports will continue to take place every third week.


Swimming will take place in the first few weeks of the Autumn term (weather permitting). Please make sure you bring your swimming kit to school every Thursday.

Forest School

Our outdoor learning sessions will take place on Tuesday mornings. You have been placed into either Team Awesome or Team Brilliant. Your forest school session will be every other week and when it is your team’s session, you should come to school in your forest school clothing.

Y5 – Supporting Your Child’s Learning Journey at Home

Below, please find a guide to learning spellings,  the Statutory Spellings for Y5/6 and a booklet covering  the grammar covered in Year 5.

Spelling Guide for parents


Grammar Year 5 parents guide

Grammar Year 5 parents guide

Take a look at our writing non-negotiables.  Make sure  you use these to help you with proof-reading.

Year 5 writing


Parents often tell us that they struggle to find age-appropriate books that  appeal to children as they reach upper KS2.

Please see our suggested reading lists to get your children inspired.

Year 5 Books

We have also added some helpful prompts to use when hearing your child read.

Reading question prompts

How to support your child with reading

We have compiled web links that we feel would be useful for children and parents. Have a look at our Useful links document for ideas.

The Department for Education have also compiled a list of links for all children. Have a look at the DfE web links 

The link for Purple Mash

BBC Bitesize is a fantastic site for all subjects

Online safety at home for ages 8-10

Online safety at home activity 2 for ages 8-10

Online safety at home activity 3 for ages 8-10

Online safety at home activity 4 for ages 8-10