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Year 5 Mr Blake

Welcome back to #Year5JB

Welcome all to Year 5 - Spring.


Welcome back to what I know will be a fun-packed and exciting Spring Term.  I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas break and are ready to embrace the challenges ahead in this term.  Of course this half term also includes our residential experience to Robinwood, which provides the children with a range of skills and qualities which will be useful for many years to come.  Our trip to Robinwood will allow us to continue to fully grow our brains and learn from our wobbles.  Don't forget you can track our progress and get a sneak preview of the excitement by following us on Twitter @firsprimarysale #Year5JB


I will attach our newsletter with full details below, but curriculum highlights this term include:


- Maths-

  • Developing mental strategies of addition, subtraction, multiplication.
  • Consolidating skills of adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers.
  • Data handling and using units of measure.
  • Identifying and ordering fractions.
  • Solving number patterns and word problems.
  • Practising multiplication and division facts for 2,3,4,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 times.


- English-

  • lots of topic-linked learning including Investigating discussion texts and formal debate using the question of ‘Should we fund research into space?’
  • Creating a TV News broadcast based on the events of the picture book ‘Tuesday’.
  • Researching the features of a persuasive leaflet and, following our residential trip, creating our own leaflet to promote Robinwood activity center.

- Science-

Our science topic this term is Space.  We will be doing all manner of exciting things including learning about:

  • The relative distance between the Sun, Earth and Moon.
  • Investigating whether the Earth is round.
  • The movement and orbit of the Earth.
  • Graphs to show the amount of hours of sunlight.
  • The phases of the Moon.
  • Investigating 'what is gravity.’


We expect children to read at home on a regular basis in year 5 and keep practising the rapid recall of their times tables up to 12x12. For the first half term each week, children will receive a piece of literacy home learning, a piece of maths home learning and fifteen spellings to learn. In the second half term, children will receive a home learning project to last the half term and weekly spellings.  Home learning is usually given out on a Thursday and should be returned no later than Tuesday to enable us to mark and feedback.


Thank you for your continued support

Mr Tumilty, Mr Blake, Mrs Reynolds-Smith & Miss Burrows

Weekly reminders


Our weekly routine will be:

  • Monday - The children should come in with swimming kits. 
  • Tuesday - Completed homework is due to be handed in.
  • Thursday - Homework is set, tasks are expected to be completed at home. (1st half term only).
  • Friday - Reading records are due in to be checked. Children arrive to school in full P.E. kits. (Yellow t-shirt, black shorts or black joggers, black trainers or pumps). School uniform is not required on this day.


If there are changes to the weekly routine or there are any issues that arise, please let us know by contacting school either by phone or email- 

Our Classroom

Our Reading Area


As a school, we have been pushing a focus on reading for pleasure. It is very important for year 5 children to read regularly and read texts appropriate for them. In class we have our own bookcase and take part in a weekly reading for pleasure session where the children can choose to read in their own way! Children are also encouraged to share books they have been enjoying on our Recommendation Wall.

Brilliant Book List Year 5

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Our DT Projects


In Year 5 we have been expressing our creativity in termly DT projects. Below are some examples of the fantastic work the children have produced! Children are encouraged to work independently and to make mistakes and learn from them in evaluation.

Here is a copy of the new Numeracy Framework for Y5 to help you understand what your child will be learning and when.

Here is a copy of the Year 5 expectations - this covers what children will be learning throughout the year in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Handwriting Year 5

Mindfulness breathing by Miss Burrows