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Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 Curriculum Map 2022-23

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.  

Mathletics:  Children are assigned 3 activities each week to complete as homework. Once the set activity is complete, children can access all areas of the site.

TTRockstars: Children access TTRockstars 3 times per week in class. As we move into equivalent and simplified fractions, continued practise on the site at home will help them even more. Just 2 minutes each day is enough.

Reading: Children will have a school book which they bring home. We ask that they read for a minimum of 3 x10mins per week. Each time they read they should record the number of pages they’ve read. Each week I would like them to identify and define 5 new words they come across. A book report is only required upon completion of the book. Please initial the reading record to confirm they have read. We will check the reading records on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday so they need to bring their records in on these days. Ideally they should bring their book in and take it home every day. Guided Reading sessions will continue daily as a whole class reading lesson.

Spellings: Weekly spellings will be put on the blog website each weekend to be practised in class the following Thursday. The spelling tests will be on full sentences using other words they should know. They need to spell all the words in the sentence correctly and punctuate it. Each week there will be at least one number word within the sentences. Please look at them with your children, read them by segmenting the sounds first and then blending, discuss meanings, try and notice them when reading or write sentences using them.

PE: In PE this half term we will doing Fitness and Netball. PE days are Monday and Wednesday and children should come to school wearing their PE kit – black shorts or track pants, white t-shirt, black jacket and trainers.

Things to remember:

  • All children should bring a flask or bottle of water to school. This should be taken home and washed every day.
  • Named pumps must be worn in school. Children should be able to tie laces quickly if they have lace-up pumps/outdoor shoes and pumps should be checked by a parent every half term to ensure they are in good condition to prevent trip hazards.
  • Named, appropriate clothing for the weather should be brought every day – please ensure your child has a coat if rain is forecast or looks likely, especially as we head towards the winter.
  • School Policy is that, other than for religious reasons, children should not wear jewellery in school apart from a watch. These need to be removed for PE lessons


Year 5 Class Blog 2022-23

week ending 25th November

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog 2022-23

Alongside the usual reading, writing and maths learning, this week the children have looked at how INCARNATION fits in within the Bible's Big Picture ; completed their double page spreads on Russia ; written on the cost in lives of the Space Race ; and investigated gravity.

The spellings for practising on Thursday 1st December (yikes!)











week ending 18th November

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog 2022-23

This week the children wrote their own transmission reports from Venus ; got to grips with equivalent fractions ; Read about child geniuses in Africa; completed their double page spreads on Russia; played street hockey; and learnt about the phases of the moon in science. Thursday was interfaith day where the children spent the day in mixed age groups experiencing the 6 main religions of the world. We really enjoyed the meditation in Buddhism.

This week's spellings are with the suffix -ment :











Week 2 of Autumn 2

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog 2022-23

This week the children have completed their Mars transmission writing. Next week they will independently write their own version. In maths we carried on looking at common multiples and factors and time saving methods for multiplying and dividing multiples of ten. In geography the children research Russia ; Learnt what the term 'video' means in computing in preparation for filming their Mars transmissions ; In P.E. the children continued to learn the intricacies of dodgeball and dancing (though not at the same time) ; continues their versions of Van Gogh's starry night; and learnt about  the Incarnation story from the Bible. We've also talked A LOT about the residential in April as I had to go and choose the activities. The children asked for parachuting, bungee jumping and a ghost walk in a graveyard at night! Thankfully, none of those were offered. Today, Friday 11th, the whole school observed an impeccable minute's silence of remembrance. Have a great weekend.

Spellings for Thursday 17th November







Christmas (note the capital letter)




Welcome back

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog 2022-23

A belated welcome back to the children after the half term break. It seems like we've never been away!  I hope everyone had a safe bonfire night. This week we have started writing a Mars transmission, inspired by the film, The Martian, about a man who gets stranded on Mars. The children even got to visit Mars itself via the VR headsets. In maths we have been learning about prime numbers, common multiples and factors and squared numbers. In our history of the Space race we reached the Apollo moon landings and in science we tried to figure out why we always face the same part of the moon and how long we take to orbit the sun. The hardest part of which was drawing circles of our orbit in the playground! We were also lucky enough to have a visit from the NSPCC who talked to children about their rights and what to do if something is worrying or concerning them. Please speak to your child about this just to make sure they've properly understood. Just a reminder that there will be a special collective worship for remembrance day this week. If children wish to purchase a poppy, the Year 6 children will be coming round the classrooms each day for donations.

This week's spellings, focusing on silent letters, are below.











Week ending 14/10

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog 2022-23


As we rapidly approach the end of our first half term, just a reminder that school is closd on Friday 21st October. This week the children put the finishing touches to their spaceman pictures, completed the editing of their space stories and tried to replicate the distances of the planets from the sun, to scale, using straws, pencils, string and toilet roll. Pictures to follow!

This week's spellings are more homophones. If you are unsure of the meaning, look it up in a dictionary. It's important to recognise the difference between two homophones.  I will continue to include numbers in the sentences so make sure you know them too!











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