Year Five

Welcome to Year 5

 Year 5 Spring Term Newsletter


Dear Parents

Welcome back. I hope you all had a restful break.

The children are working very hard on all aspects of their learning.


Learning in the Spring Term

English                         Narrative: Suspense and Mystery, Non- fiction: Persuasion, Non- fiction: Instructions, Poetry 1: Vocabulary building, Poetry 2: Structure- spoken word, poetry, rap

Maths                          Addition/ Subtraction, Multiplication/ Division, Fractions, problem solving (including ‘bar method’, conversion of measures, area, volume, capacity

Science                        Properties and changes of materials, dissolving reactions and separation

Living things and their habitats – life cycles, reproduction of plants and animals

Animals including humans – growth, development and puberty

Creative Learning         Kingdom of Benin

Computing                    Research and presentation skills, programming

RE                                Learning about a range of religions, including creation stories (linked to Jigsaw’ units and  

                                    Creative Curriculum theme)

PSHE                            Kindness and friendship, Self-regulation

PE                                Dance, Invasion games (football, netball, Basketball), Swimming            

Art:                              Painting, Textiles, artist study



  • PE lessons are on Wednesday and Thursday (occasionally Friday, depending on weather conditions).
  • PE kit must be available in school all week, so additional kit should be considered for clubs (before or after school).
  • Tracksuits are a good idea for when the weather is cold.



Time spent at home on reading, times tables and spellings is still vital in Year 5.

Weekly Timetable

Reading                  at least 3 times each week

Spellings                 ongoing learning based on weekly class input

Times Tables           ongoing learning based on weekly class input

Learning Logs          given out on a Tuesday (will sometimes be project-based or practical), to be handed in on the following Monday for marking

Mathletics              achieve at least 1000 points per week


Learning Log homework can be set as an introduction to a new Creative Learning project, part of work in Science or as revision of completed learning.

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I hope you have found this useful. If you ever need to speak to me, please contact the office.

I am happy to meet with you in person or chat about any concerns that you may have over the phone.


Laura Watson