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 ended 24th November

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

This week the children have been learning about other faiths as part of inter faith week and as preparation for our class collective worship. We looked at the Shinto belief in Japan which we then incorporated into our collective worship on the theme of our Christian value of peace. Thank you to those who were able to attend. The children were fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed performing for you. Aside from that we’ve just about found the time to look at improper fractions in maths, complete our unit on Mars, read about science fiction authors and looked at video techniques in computing.

This week’s spellings are all modal verbs and will be practised on Thursday.












Have a great weekend.

week ended 17th November

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog


So I've just about recovered from my "death by custard" trial for Children in Need (though custard still keeps dripping out of my ears at inopportune moments). Thank you to everyone who donated.

This week we have continued writing our Mars transmission, grappled with equivalent fractions in maths, and read about recycling and upcycling projects in Africa. In art we attempted to make origami cranes (the bird kind) in anticipation of our class collective worship , next week. We also took part in a webinar on British values and what discrimination looks and feels like, with other schools across the country. And as well as wearing odd socks for anti bullying week we created our own raps which we put to music in our music lesson. Our upcoming class collective worship is based on a story set in Japan so the children have been learning a little bit about the country and the 'religion' of Shinto as well as starting to practise for it. The class collective worship is on Wednesday 22nd November and is at 2.45pm (sorry for any previous confusion over the time). Parents and carers are most welcome to attend. It's quite a sad story, so bring a tissue!

Next week is also interfaith week and will be reflected in some of the special lessons we have planned.

The spellings will be practised on Thursday, and are on more words with silent letters







Christmas (note the capital "C" )




Have a great weekend!

week ended 10th November

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

Hello, and a belated welcome back for our second half term of Autumn which will takes us all the way up to Christmas!

The children have been learning all about Mars in preparation for their writing unit about being stranded there. We have looked at (child friendly) clips from a film called The Martian, which is rated a 12, so some parental discretion is advised if they plead with you to watch it all at home (there are a couple of swear words and a slightly gory self medical repair in it). In maths we have celebrating Barvember which involves daily reasoning problems with an emphasis on finding solutions using bar modelling. They are available to all online and are a very useful tool for children to have in their armoury, so please feel free to practice them with your child. In science we learnt all about the gravitational force of gravity. PSHE dealt with discrimination and we completed our history of the space race. In typical, timely fashion, our Fench unit this term is on how to order different flavoured ice creams!

P.S. A huge thank you to everyone who came to see the show this week. I truly felt honoured x

The spellings will be practised first thing Friday morning, this week, and are on words with silent letters:











week ended 20th October

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog


Another week has flown by as we approach the end of a very long first half term. The children began planning their own version of Cosmic to independently write next week. In maths we have been getting to grips with multiples and factors (please talk to your child about these as they are finding some elements a bit tricky). In art, so impressed was Mr Dalrymple with the children's self portraits, inspired by Julian Opie, that this week the class have been using the same techniques to paint portraits of the ASJ staff to put on the website! As part of Black History Month the children have been reading about Dorothy Vaughan who was one of the top IT technicians on the American space programme for NASA. The children have also learnt about the Christmas shoebox appeal which the school is promoting. If you would like to take part please see the details on the newsletter.

The spellings for next week are with words with the suffix -al











Week ended 13/10

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

Hello again,

It was lovely to meet up with so many of the parents again. Everyone seems to have settled in to a great start in Year 5. This week we have started a writing unit on our class book, Cosmic. Revisited addition and subtraction multi step word problems, learnt more about Neil Armstrong ; The tragedies of the space race during the 60s ; practised different ways of moving in PE ; sang beautifully in our harvest festival ; wrote about the seasons in French and investigated why we have day and night in science. The week ended with their individual photos in the hall.

Spellings for next Thursday 19/10 are more homophones so it is important you learn what each one means











Have a great weekend.

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