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Year 5

Elms (Miss Summers), Oaks (Mr Chater) and Sycamores (Mrs Croft and Mrs Howell)

Learning Support: Miss Stevens, Miss Tunnicliffe and Mrs Edmonds

Year 5 Learning


This week we will be learning:


Maths - The focus will be finding the equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages.

English - The children will be learning how to use semi-colons in a list then using this when writing an inspection report for a Victorian workhouse.


Foundation subjects - half term overview


Geography - This half term, the children will be learning about the Victorian era in Britain. They will be finding out what life was like for people during this time and how social conditions and technology changed between 1837 and 1901. 

Science - We will be learning about materials. They children will explore the properties of materials, how they can be separated and changed. This will include reversible and irreversible changes.  

D&T - Our focus is on mechanisms and we will be finding out how to use cams to create a toy.

Computing - The children will be learning how networks operate and developing strategies to search the World Wide Web safely. 

MFL - The children will be learning Spanish throughout Year 5. This half term we will be on saying what the weather is like.

PSD - This half term's unit is 'Dreams and goals'. The children will be looking ahead to their future and considering careers, as well as how goals can be achieved

PE - Indoor PE this half term is dance. Outdoor PE will focus on using throwing, catching, striking and fielding skills to play games. 

Class routines and required equipment
  • Oaks come in games kit
  • Water bottle
  • Coat
  • Trainers needed
  • Sycamores and Elms come in PE kit
  • Water bottle
  • Coat
  • Trainers needed
  • Water bottle
  • Coat
  • Trainers needed
  • Water bottle
  • Coat
  • Trainers needed
  • Oaks come in PE kit.
  • Sycamores and Elms come in games kit.
  • Water bottle
  • Coat
  • Trainers needed
  • Homework due in and new homework available on website. 


Year 5 Remote Learning (For pupils who are self-isolating)
Year 5 Subjects
Useful Websites



Year 5 have signed up to the Daily Mile, as advertised on ITV.

Our school can now be found on the following website as a participant. Below are some of the found benefits from the Daily Mile. 





Term Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Learning Theme Ancient Maya Earth in Space The Victorians Ancient Greece
  • Narrative
  • Diary
  • Information text
  • Biography writing
  • Explanation
  • Letter of application
  • Review
  • Non-Chronological report
  • Descriptive writing
  • Narrative 
  • Narrative
  • Letter writing
  • Monologue
  • Balanced Argument 
  • Greek myths
  • Explanations
  • Persuasive writing 
  • Place Value
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Statistics 
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Perimeter & Area 
  • Fractions 
  • Fractions, decimals & percentages
  • Division 
  • Shape
  • Position & direction 
  • Measurement 
ScienceForces Earth in Space Materials & their propertiesAnimals including humans Life Cycles 

Personal & Social


Religious Education      
Physical Education      
Art & Design Sculpture Sketching Drawing & Painting Great artists - William Morris Drawing, painting, sculpture & printing 
HistoryAncient MayaN/AThe Victorians Local Study Ancient Greece 

Modern Foreign


Design & Technology Controllable vehicles - Electrical Systems & MechanismsVictorian Inspired Moving Toys - Cam Mechanisms Baking & packaging muffins - Food Technology & structures