Adel St John The Baptist

Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 Curriculum Map

Year 5 Essential Information

 Below are some brief details about our learning this half term and some key information to help the half term run smoothly. Please do keep an eye out for regular information about our class on the new school and any last minute information or changes on the school app.  

English: In class we will continue to follow the Jane Considine scheme which proved successful last year. The children will  finish reading the Explorer and write of their time at Ingleborough for the first few weeks. From mid-May the children will embark on their Egyptian based topic and write a diary based on their new class reader - The Sun King ; a biography of Hatsheput and finally some food based cooking instructions. 

Reading: Children are still expected to be reading at home and should all have their own book to take home or one of their own choice, that is at the expected standard for their age . We ask that the children read at home at least 3 x per week. They have been issued with their own Planner in which a parent/guardian should sign to say your child has completed the required reading. The children are also expected to write down 5 new words they encounter during their reading each week and define them in the planner. The planners will need to be checked in school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In class we have whole class guided reading on a range of fiction and non fiction texts, 3 x per week as well as daily story time. Some children requiring extra assistance will be heard regularly in class. You can help your child’s progress by hearing them read for at least 5 minutes every day or questioning them on what they have read. It really is the key to all their future success.

Maths: We will continue to follow the White Rose Maths programme of study and will revisit  and extend multiplication of fractions and decimals to thousandths. Children are also set 3 mathletics tasks each week which should be completed at home. Please email me if you require their login details. We also recommend they keep practising their multiplication tables on TT Rockstars at least 3 times a week, at home, as this will benefit their division and fraction work immensely. They will also continue to use TTRS in school on a regular basis. This term the children will tackle angles inshapes ; position & direction ; more fun with decimals ; negative numbers and converting units of measurement.


HISTORY: Learning about the ancient Egyptian civilisation.

GEOGRAPHY: Map and fieldwork based around their residential to Ingleborough.

Science oo There will be a stand alone unit on Living things and their habitats in the Amazon rainforest..

RE: In R.E. the children will be learning about Islam


Computing: We will be looking at selection in quizzes using Scratch



ART: This term the children will make waistcoats in D&T. In art children will be studying artistic facets of architecture. 

MUSIC: We have started using a specialist music site called Charanga and are fortunate to have Mr Gleeson the music lead taking the lessons. 


PSHE – As part of their SRE children will be looking at managing risk ; first aid ; and handling money.

P.E. – This half term in P.E. we will focus on badminton and  athletics in readiness for sportsday. PE days have changed and it is now on a  Tuesday and Wednesday so please send your child to school already dressed in their P.E. kit.


 Things to remember:


  • All children should bring a flask or bottle of water to school. This should be taken home and washed every day.


Please read with your child for 5 minutes every day or questioning them on what they have read. It really is the key to all their future success.


  • PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday for this half term. Children should come dressed in their P.E. kit and will stay in it for the rest of the day. A change of clothing is not necessary. Children need to come to school in a white t-shirt and black shorts or black tracksuit plus trainers.
  • Planners should be brought into school on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday, signed by a guardian to say they have heard their child read and with 5 spellings + definitions each week.
  • Spellings are sent home on a Friday evening. The subsequent spelling practice of the words is the following Thursday. Spelling practice will take the form of dictated sentences. The children will receive a score out of 10 for the practiced words and another score out of 10 for the correct punctuation in their sentences and correct spellings of common words they should already know.
  • Mathletics homework will usually consist of 3 tasks I have set the children. Please ensure the children attempt these before playing on other areas of Mathletics as their scores are fed through to me and allow me to target any areas the children might be struggling with. If you have lost your login, please contact Mr Routledge
  • Children access TTRockstars 3 times a week in school, However, it is recommended that they spend 5 minutes on it every day to get super secure and quicker.
  • Children should not bring anything to school other than book bag, school book, planner, packed lunch and a water bottle.

 May I remind parents and carers to ensure that all of your child’s clothing is named as it makes finding the right owner so much



. Thank you for your continued support.

Should you need to get in touch, please contact the school office or my email address


                Mr Routledge     


Year 5 Class Blog

week ending 24th May

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

Well, we've made it to the end of another half term. Only one more to go in Year 5! 

This week we have learnt about the life cycle of butterflies, made diaramas based on our Christian values, sang songs and auditioned for our upcoming production. Got to grip with coordinates in maths and wrote an Egyptian diary (in English) for literacy. This week's spellings, to practise on the first Thursday back, are all tricky words that children are expected to learn in Year 5:











Have a wonderful half term.

week ending 17th May

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog


Another action packed week just flies by, the highlight of which was our Egyptian day when the children came dressed as Egyptians and learnt a little bit about the ancient civilization before moving on to mummifying tomatoes and making canopic jars from clay. They also began work on designing their diaramas linked to our Christian values. In between all that they also found time to startwriting a diary set in ancient Egypt, competed their maths on angles and read The Hobbit in guided reading. The week was finished with a first read through of our Year End production – coming soon…

This week’s spellings are on words with an ’ear’ sound, spelt ‘ere’. They will be practiced on Thursday 23rd May











Enjoy the sunshine


Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog


Another fun packed week of learning in year 5 saw us writing mystery stories about Ingleborough, reading about beetles in Beetle Boy, and getting to grips with using protractors to measure angles in maths (and not one child has smiled when I've sung Robbie Williams' Angels each lesson - please educate them). In P.E. they have continued with badminton and athletics. Geography has been comparing Adel with Clapham village and in science, how we determine whether something is living or not using the 7 processes of living criteria. All this as well as singing, music, programming in computing and ordering in food in French. 

Next Tuesday 14th May, is Egyptian Day and the start of our new topic on the Ancient Egyptians. The children are welcome to dress up in an old sheet and sandals to look the part - please bring a large tomato!

Next week's spellings are positional words which we will practise on Thursday:











Have a great weekend.

week ending 3rd May

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

Hello again,

A bit of a more 'normal' (week this week, aside from the lack of a Thursday. The children continued to write up a report on Ingleborough and learnt about angles in maths. They finished off their waistcoats from last week and learnt to draw a sketch map of Ingleborough. In R.E  we learnt about the different muslim denominations and in computing we practised modifying conditional commands in programming. Enjoy the long weekend.

The spellings for next Thursday are more fun with the -ough letter string











week ending 26th April

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

Hello again,

 As you are aware the children had a fantastic and utterly exhausting few days away at Ingleborough. Caving, walking, orienteering, climbing mountains, playing hide n seek, toasting marshmallows on an open fire and country dancing until they dropped. We even received a postcard from the village shop there, saying how polite the children were and what a credit to the school. As soon as I’ve had a chance to go through all the pictures I will add some to this blog (if you would rather your child’s pictures does not appear on here, please email me to let me know), so watch this space.

Back at school we’ve had a more relaxed end to the week. Drawing pictures of our memories of Ingleborough yesterday, and today making waistcoats! And breathe…


There is no school next Thursday (don’t forget to vote) and so the spelling practice will be on Friday.

This week, we are practicing one of the trickier letter strings - ough











I hope everybody has a relaxing and restful weekend.

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