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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 2023-24



Welcome to Year 5


Welcome back to the new school year. We are looking forward to going on a fantastic learning journey together. Please find below some useful information about Year 5.


The teachers in Year 5 are: Mr Morley and Mr Clay. Other adults who will be supporting in Year 5 are: Mrs Porter andMiss Jackson.


General Information

  • Reading: Please try to encourage/listen to your child to read at least 3 times a week - please sign your child's reading diaries each time they read so that we can award Dojo's for independence.

  • Our PE day is Thursday (we will do an indoor and an outdoor session on this day) and children will need to come to school in their PE kits on this day.


Our Learning Journey topic for this term is focused on "Why do we call planet Earth home?" and we are kicking off our topic by investigating Space.


If you have any questions about your child's time in Year 5 then please don't hesitate to get in contact with us.


The Year 5 Team



Autumn 1

In Autumn 1, we explore space. We learn about the planets in our solar system, day and night and the phases of the moon. We discover the 'Hidden Figures' as inspirational people who helped NASA progress; Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson and Dr Christine Darden.


In English, we study 'Leo and the Place Between'. We develop our inference skills using text and picture clues. In Writing we develop our effective descriptive devices.


In Maths, we build on our knowledge of place value and use this knowledge to answer increasingly complex reasoning and problem solving questions. We then begin to look at formal addition and subtraction methods.


To develop your comprehension skills use

where you can work through texts, finding evidence and develop your answers checking as you go. 


Children in Year 5 all have access to the following websites to support their home learning:


Thank you for your continued support.

Home Learning Support Ideas

Please find a selection of websites and useful documents with lots of creative, exciting and fun ideas to do at home. 

I have come across a really useful website called 'Natural Curriculum' for teaching Year 5 grammar. 
Please find below a document with lots of useful links to support home learning.