Year 5 2023 - 2024

Miss Hartley

Miss Ewen

Welcome to Y5  

Start time will be 8:30am and we will be letting the children into school from the classroom door, we will open the doors at 8.25am and collection time is 3:00pm.

Important Information:

PE days are Tuesday afternoon for PE. School PE kit is black leggings, jogging bottoms or shorts, white t-shirt and a jacket other than their outdoor coat if possible. Children can come to school dressed in their PE kits.

Swimming is every Friday morning. Children should come to school in their PE kit. 

Please ensure that your child has a named bottle with only water inside, we are a healthy school and promote children drinking water, staff also drink water with the children throughout the day. If you would like your child to have a carton of milk you can sign up for this on (or ask at the office if you need help)

Reading books are being sent home with the children and children can change them independently when they need a new one.

Thank you for your continued support, if you have any more questions please feel free to ask. 


Class teachers - Miss Hartley and Miss Ewen

Support staff - Mrs Hussain (Coot)  Mrs Degiorgio (across both classes) Mrs Shahzad (across both classes)

Our Curriculum Autumn 1

Maths - Autumn 1:

This half term in Maths Year 5 will be working on place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. This will cover Roman Numerals, reading and writing numbers to 1, 000, 000. Also adding and subtracting four digit numbers including rounding. Multiplication and division includes multiples, prime numbers and cube numbers. 

English -  Autumn 1:

The children have been looking at the features of a non-chronological report. The children will work on writing their own report that includes key features such as headings, facts and scientific vocabulary. In guided reading we will be looking at the book Beetle Boy - M.G Leonard. 


Topic – Beast Creator – Autumn 1:

Arachnids, insects, molluscs and myriapods. Minibeasts come in all shapes and sizes!

This half term, we’ll handle a range of minibeasts and small creatures. Taking photographs, making notes and listening carefully to expert explanations will help us to understand how minibeasts move, what they eat and where they live. Using what we’ve learned, we’ll write an interesting minibeast report. In science, we’ll learn how to categorise minibeasts and investigate woodlice habitats. We’ll make detailed drawings of our minibeasts, present data about them and make maps to show the route of our minibeast hunt. Using wood, stones, garden canes and other natural materials, we’ll create ‘minibeast hotels’ and write adverts to attract minibeasts to stay in them. We’ll create a comic about deadly creatures and use interesting vocabulary to write minibeast poems. Minibeasts’ homes and their life cycles will amaze us and we’ll watch the fascinating process of stick insects hatching.

Help your child prepare for their project
• If you could be an insect for a day, what kind would you be? Why? Where would
you live? How safe would you be from predators?
• Make a bug’s-eye plan of your classroom or bedroom. How would things look
from high up there on the wall?
• Read the novel Charlotte’s Web, then write a book review to share with your
friends. Is it a good read? Would you recommend it?
• Find out which flowers and herbs attract minibeasts. Plant a bulb or seed in a
pot or planter and see who comes to visit.
• Go on a bug hunt in a local park or woodland. What will you find? Can you
photograph it?
• Make a comparison between two minibeasts. How are they similar? How are
they different?
• Visit a local museum or nature centre to find out more about minibeasts and
bugs. Make your own sketchbook and record any information you can gather.
• Use dough or clay to make a replica of your favourite minibeast. Bring it in to
school to share with others.
• Make a minibeast glossary to explain all the specialist vocabulary associated
with this topic.
• Use poster paints to design a beautiful and symmetrical design for a butterfly’s
wings. Can you transfer your design to a computer?

As always if you have any questions then please feel free to ask!


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