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 6th October

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

This week the children attempted their independent write following on from their sentence stacking lessons on "One Small Step". In maths we looked at mental arithmetic strategies and ways to check our work using inverse operations and number sense. P.E. gave the children more opportunities to paractice their jumping and balancing skills on various apparatus while in history we looked at the early Soviet successes in the space race. The children have also learnt how to pack a parachute, French vocabulary for the seasons. digital programming in music and how to use different search engines on the internet. Please come and join us on Tuesday for the harvest festival in the hall.

This week's spellings are to practise homophones











week ended 29th September

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

A much more 'normal' week at school this week. In science we put our rounding skills we have been developing in maths to good use by representing the planets in our solar system to scale, to the nearest thousand kilometre diameter. In P.E. the children have been practising their rolls , culminating in a flying tumble! Most survived.

I have reminded the children of the importance of doing their mathletics homework each week. They are set 3 tasks per week which should take approx. 15 minutes in total. It really does help your child to get secure at a concept. If you have lost the login (its the same as TTRS), please get in touch.

This week's spellings are to practise words with a 'y' making the long 'i' sound.











Have a great weekend.

week ended 22nd September

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

Phew, what a day. We’ve had so much fun today dressing up as rockstars AND practicing our multiplication times tables as we relaunched TTRockstars. Children practice 3 x per week in class but it will really help them if they use it 3 x per week at home as well, for just 5 minutes at a time. In other news the children have begun sentence stacking their first fictional story of the year in ‘One Small Step’; continued comparing numbers up to 1 million in maths; looked at the religious make up of England compared to Adel ; read all about Margaret Hamilton, one of the unsung heroes behind the moon landings ; and delved into the history behind the Space Race between USA and the USSR. We have also been lucky enough to have Amy from YMCA teach them some very tricky balances!

This week’s spellings are to practice words with the short “i” sound but spelt with a “y”












Have a great weekend

Week ended 15th September

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

Hello, A less hot and humid week, this week which made school a lot more comfortable. The children have learnt about fonts and typogaphy in their inaugural art lesson ; competed their recounts of their first day ; played with numbers up to 1 million in maths ; practiced pronunciations of letters and phonics in French ; made sweet music on glockenspiels ; and had their minds blown when starting their new topic on Space which they began by learning the names of all the planets of the solar system. Even devising their own mnemonic to help remember the order. They also took a tentative first step in R.E. by recalling what they knew about ALL religions. Whole class guided reading was an extra treat as we looked at our class book, Cosmic, in more detail. Most excitingly, the children received their new planners. Please bear with us as we try and work out to get the best use from them. Inside them your child will have written what is expected from them each week at home. The children should bring them into class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday as a minimum.

Please note, since I posted details of routines etc last Thursday, some have changed (this often happens at the start of the year as things get moved around). Consequently, P.E. days are now Wednesday and Friday (not Tuesday, as previously stated) with Wednesday now being gymnastics delivered by Amy from YMCA .

This week’s spellings to practise before next Thursday are more words with the –ious suffix, but this time without the ‘t’











Have a great weekend!

Week ended 7th September 2023

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

Hello and a warm welcome to Year 5, for those who don’t know me my name is Mr Routledge. I hope everyone had a relaxing summer and managed to catch up with family and friends. It’s great to be back and I’m super excited to be starting a new year in Year 5 and even luckier to be doing it with many of the children I’ve taught before. The children all seem highly enthused and motivated to be back and have settled in wonderfully.  This week has mainly been focused on settling in and establishing routines, roles and expectations and all the children have responded admirably (despite the heat outside). In maths we have been reacquainting ourselves with Place Value using much bigger numbers and reading about Galileo in anticipation of our topic on Space that we will properly begin next week. The children have begun writing their recounts of the summer holidays and spent time studying the inputs-processes-outputs required to run a system - from bicycles to smart lockers. In Art they have been painting self portraits in the style of Julian Opie.

The document detailing the overview for the whole of this term will be on the website on Monday.

In the meantime I have written this blog in advance because I usually put the spellings on here on a Friday for the children to practise in anticipation of their spellings in class, the following Thursday.

This week it is to practise the suffixes -tious and -ious

  1. ambitious
  2. fictitious
  3. infectious
  4. nutritious
  5. contentious
  6. superstitious
  7. pretentious
  8. scrumptious
  9. anxious
  10. obnoxious

Have a great weekend!

Mr Routledge

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