Year 5 2022 - 2023

Mrs Harland

Miss Gibson

Love Learning, Love Life

Always Aiming High


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Year 5 Staff:

Mrs Harland (Class Teacher)             Miss Gibson (TA - mornings)         Mrs Reilly (TA - afternoons)


Autumn Term

Topic: Rebel Rebel!

Welcome back to school! We hope you're ready and raring to learn, as we have lots in store for this term. We can't wait to get started.

Parents, if you need support with anything at home, no matter how big or small, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. You can speak to any member of school staff, and we will do our best to help. We know that times may be tough in the next few months, and we may be able to offer practical support and advice. If you would prefer to discuss things privately, then please send an email to the class email address above, or to the school office email address: 

So what’s in store? 

In Reading, we will be reading Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. We will be focussing on improving our inference and comparison skills. We will also be reading Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman, where we will look at the author's language choice and summarising key events.

In English, we will be reading the Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg, and The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy. We will cover a range of skills, including fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases, subordinating conjunctions and punctuating direct speech. We will do this through writing narratives and traditional tales.

In Maths, we will be focussing primarily on number, and looking at place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and fractions.

In Geography, we will cover human geography and physical geography in North America. We will learn about the Great Lakes, Canada and Niagara Falls, and use maps to improve our locational knowledge.

In Science, we will be learning all about how humans develop and age. We will then go onto learn about plants, and how they reproduce to make more plants. 

In RE and P4C, we will be learning about Islam, and finding out about the five pillars and their importance to Muslims. We will also learn about family life within Islam. We will also discuss human rights, conflict and prejudice.

In Computing, we will be learning about E-Safety, and about website development.

In Art and DT,  we will be finding out about influencial designers, about the structure of barrels and about the art of illustrator Jane Ray.

In French, you will be learning how to talk about your school, subjects and shopping with Mrs Deakin.

In Music, we will learn about different styles of music, such as rock and jazz. We also continue to learn about rhythm, pulse, tempo, improvisation and playing instruments.



As always, reading is the cornerstone of all learning. We recommend reading a wide range of texts both at home and at school, this includes your child’s school reading book and their own personal reading books. Whilst lots of our children will, by now, be reading independently, it is still vitally important that you listen to your child read. We expect children to be reading daily. Please make sure that you are listening to your child read and recording this in their reading record. Children can record their own reading in their record, but an adult needs to sign this to confirm that they have read. You must bring your reading book and record every day, as we may choose you to read with us or with parent volunteers. Reading records will be collected in and checked on Tuesdays and Fridays, and children can earn points towards a reward for reading at home.


PE will be on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons this term (outdoors weather permitting/where ever possible)—so please make sure that you have the correct school PE kit in school. Trainers are only necessary for PE lessons/break times if needed. At all other times, black school shoes should be worn please.


Correct uniform should be worn at all times please. This is a school jumper/cardigan, or one in a similar colour, a white polo neck top, grey skirt, shorts or trousers and black shoes (not trainers). For PE, this is a white top, white or black shorts and trainers or pumps. Jogging bottoms or leggings can be brought in for colder weather, but please try to make sure they are black, navy or grey. Please ensure all uniform and water bottles are named, and that water bottles are taken home and cleaned daily.


Learning Log homework and Maths will continue to be given out on a Friday and should be returned on a Wednesday.


We regularly update the school's Twitter feed with what our Year 5 class get up to. Please check out our tweets, follow us, and give us a like!



We look forward to seeing you all soon, any questions please ask.


Mrs Harland, Miss Gibson and Mrs Reilly.


Things to a glance.:

PE kits (black shorts/white t-shirt/trainers or pumps/tracksuit for colder weather)-WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

Reading books and records—EVERYDAY

Water bottles—EVERYDAY


Reading records will be checked on Tuesdays and Fridays



Maths Calculation Policy

Times Tables Rockstars

Spelling Frame Games


Elton Primary School and Nursery Twitter

Top Marks English Games

Top Marks Maths Games








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