Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

This year the class teachers are Miss Conroy (5 Gaudi), Miss Holmes (5 Basquiat) and Miss Sheikh (5 Mazari).  Mrs Bedford, Mrs Woodard, Mrs O'Hanlon, Mrs Rose and Mrs Kowcun will also support learning across the year group.  During the course of Year 5 we will continue to build on the children's independence and resilience skills and also move their learning forward by using our growth mindsets.

You will find our curriculum information further down the page!


It was great to hear in many of the children's TLCs that they have been enjoying Science this term. We have been studying materials and their properties and completing a range of experiments to investigate this area. Here are a couple of examples:


Here we are investigating reversible and irreversible changes. We mixed baking powder and vinegar, and found that this produced carbon dioxide, which inflated the balloons! This was an irreversible change. Perhaps the children could look for reversible and irreversible changes in their every day lives.

Balloons experiment


In the lesson below, we were investigating how we could separate mixtures of materials. We used a range of techniques such as sieving, filtration and evaporation.

Separating materials

Year 5 Curriculum

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Upcoming Events

21 Jul
School closed - Summer holiday
Date 21 Jul 2021 - 31 Aug 2021

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Helping at Home

In Year 5, the children are set weekly spellings on a Monday which are tested on a Friday; on Thursday we also set an additional piece of home learning which is due on a Tuesday- this term we will be focusing particularly on our timestables.  It is expected that children use Timestables Rockstars and RM Maths each week; they have their own passwords to access these activities.

In addition to this, please continue to support your child with their reading by regularly reading to them, listening to them read and asking them questions about their reading.

Although many children read fluently and independently at this age, in order to build higher level comprehension skills it is important that children are given the opportunity to discuss what they have read and share their opinions about the texts they read.

Children will visit the school library each week – 5 Dali on Monday, 5 Escher on Wednesday and 5 Gaudi on Friday.

PE is each Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school (clearly labelled) with trainers. In the colder months the children will need appropriate clothing for the cold weather.

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