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 9th June

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

Hello, and welcome back to school. I hope everybody had a relaxing break and is thoroughly rested for the final leg of Year 5. Aftera cloudy start it looks like summer is finally here, just in time for sports day next Wednesday.

This week in class the children have begun writing a biography on an early proto-feminist, Hatshepsut, a female pharaoh from the 18th dynasty of Ancient Egypt. In maths we have been getting lost and found again with coordinates. Work has begun on our class mural for part of Leeds city of culture ; practice has continued in lieu of next week's sports day ; and rehearsals have begun for the end of year production. Most children should have their scripts now, except for those in the last couple of scenes, which we will hand out on Monday.

Next week is 'Healthy Living Week' and will involve skipping, cooking, first aid, wake up shake up (at 8.45 in the playground), yoga, bushcraft skills, running and, of course, sports day on Wednesday afternoon. (I'm exhausted just typing all that). Children should come in their PE kit every day and because the forecast is hot, hot, hot all week, covered in sun cream and wearing a hat. 

But don't worry there will still be time for a spelling test on Thursday! This week's spellings are on polysyllabic words with unstressed vowels.





stationary (being still, not envelopes and pens)






Enjoy the sunshine and have a great weekend.

week ended 26th May

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog


 And so we reach the end of our first half term of summer. This week the children have continued with shape in maths, studied the weather in French, drawn self portraits, played volleyball, practised athletics, looked at characteristics of living things in science, and tried to program their microbits for use as a scoreboard.

Have a great half term holiday!

week ended 19th May

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

Hello again,

This week the children  completed their diary of an Egyptian sun god independently and took some time out to look in more detail at relative clauses. In maths the children got to grips with protractors and measuring acute, obtuse and reflex angles in shapes and around a point. In P.E. they continued to practise for upcoming sports day, with a little bit of volleyball thrown in and in art attempted to draw their own self portraits. We continued to get to grips with conversations in French around our hobbies and in science attempted 2 experiments to track the sun's movement across the sky. Unfortunately the weather was not kind to us and so our results were inconclusive. Thankfully, the weather seems to have remembered that this is a summer term and next week should be a lot warmer. In light of this, please ensure your child's clothing is labelled as they tend to throw jumpers and cardigans off when it gets warm which makes returning them to the rightful owner at the end of the day so much more difficult. Thank you.

This week's spellings are to practice positional words for use in prepositional phrases











Week ended 12th May 2023

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog


Another short but activity packed week. In maths the children have been discovering the world of angles within shapes ; writing a diary from the point of view of one of Tutankhamun's friends ; designing their art work for the Leeds city of culture mural ; practising for sports day in P.E. ; Showing off how much they know about Islam ; reading about a scary fish-man or is it a man-fish (?) in Malamander ; Dancing in the Street for Music ; and learning to ask and answer questions about hobbies, in French.

Next week the children require an empty cereal box for Science, if they could bring one in by Wednesday, please.

Spellings for next Thursday 18th May, carry on having fun with more -ough- words (how they sound is in brackets)

plough (ow)

bough (ow)

drought (ow)

brought (or)

bought (or)

wrought (or)

thought (or)

ought (or)

borough (er)

thorough (er)

"week" ended 5th May 2023

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog


Not a lot to report as it’s been a very short week. Today the children dressed in red, white and blue in celebration of tomorrow’s coronation and came up with their own ideas for the new king’s proclamation. Congratulations to yesterday's dancing troupe who did the school proud.

Spellings for next Thursday (11th May) are to practise that most tricky of letter strings – ough -  in some of it’s different sounds (which I’ve listed next to each word. You don’t have to spell these parts)

though  (oh)

although  (oh)

dough  (oh)

doughnut   (oh)

through  (ew)

cough   (off)

trough   (off)

rough  (uff)

tough  (uff)

enough   (uff)

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