Year 5 2022 - 2023

Mrs Harland

Miss Gibson

Love Learning, Love Life

Always Aiming High


To contact Mrs Harland, please email:


Year 5 Staff:

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

Mrs West (TA - afternoons)                Mrs Deakin (HLTA - class cover)


Spring Term

Topic: Exploration and Discovery

Welcome back to school after Christmas! 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 Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman. We will be focussing on improving our inference and comparison skills. We will also be reading Exploring Space, a text written by the Literacy Company, where we will look at the author's language choice and summarising key events, as well as distinguishing between fact and opinion.

In English, we will be reading the Arthur and the Golden Rope, by Joe Todd-Stanton, and The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield. We will cover a range of skills, including fronted adverbials to link ideas across paragraphs, expanded noun phrases, relative clauses and using commas to make our meaning clear.

In Maths, we will be focussing primarily on fractions and multiplication and division. We will also look at decimals, percentages, perimeter and area and statistics.

In History, we will be learning all about invaders and settlers, and in particular about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings, and the impact they had on Britain as we know it today.

In Science, we will be learning all about forces, including gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction. We will find out about the importance of gravity, the influence of scientists such as Newton and Galileo, and how machines can be used to increase the power of a force. We will also learn about space, and the solar system, including the 9 planets.

In RE and P4C, we will be learning about community life in Sikhism, and about different Christian concepts linked to the Easter story. We will also be learning about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular sustainable energy and gender equality.

In Computing, we will continue developing both our own websites, and our own multi-level games.

In Art and DT,  we will be creating 'Superhero' granola in food technology, and programming moving spaceship models.

In French, you will be learning how to talk about different fruits and vegetables, and how to describe items of clothing with Mrs Deakin.

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

In PE, we have basketball, street dance, rounders and cricket to cover. Lots to be getting our teeth stuck into!



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 Tuesday and Friday afternoons this half 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, Mrs West and Mrs Deakin.


Things to a glance.:

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

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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Elton Primary School
School Lane, Elton,
Cheshire CH2 4LT
Headteacher: Mr Kevin Manning
Main Contact: Miss E Jackson or Mrs C Davies
SENCO - Mrs Samantha Higginson