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Year 5: 5EC 5DP, 5CB

Welcome to Year 5!

                     Mrs Pipe, Miss Crowley and Mr Barton


Year 5 PE days: Monday and Thursday

Summer 1

We are very excited this term to be exploring the history of America. We will focus on the theme of slavery and equality, and how this has changed over the course of history. Our key text will help us to understand how we can learn to understand the perspective of others and how we can appreciate both our differences and our similarities.


Our creative side will also pop this term, as we will explore how art and music can influence our feelings. We cannot wait for our BSO concert at Poole Lighthouse!

Spring 2

We hope you've had a wonderful half term break and are READY for our next 1/2 term! Leading us up to the Easter holidays, we will be reading Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans - an exciting tale of Ancient Greek gods and the chaos they cause when they return to Earth in modern times. To support our understanding, and to develop our investigative skills, we will be absorbing as much history and art from the Ancient Greek times as we can. Our MAGICAL Ancient Greek dress up day will introduce us to the culture and food of these great people.

Spring 1

Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful break and a Happy New Year! We are eager to get back into the swing of things in Year 5, and will be starting our 1/2 term with a fantastic visit to WINCHESTER SCIENCE MUSEUM on Friday 7th January 2022!


Our topic this term will centre around the sciences, with a focus on both forces (gravity, air resistance and water resistance) and space, where we will explore the planets, the moon, the stars and as far as our imagination can take us! We will use our knowledge to produce presentations all about space and how astronauts can survive on the ISS.


Our 'beautiful text' is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes - although this text is short, it is rich with repetition and figurative language and will provide an excellent platform for our children to continue to develop their grammar skills (especially when using parenthesis). We are also going to explore a range of non-fiction texts before finally beginning our longest novel: Who Let the Gods Out by Maz Evans (a local author).


Please do encourage your children to read 4-5 times per week - both online with our Oxford Owl login and and with books they can borrow from school. We have our new initiative to collect 3 stars for reading and we are looking forward to awarding the first of these soon!

Autumn 2

Our text this term is The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, written by C.S. Lewis. Lucy discovers a wonderful world of magic and snow behind the wardrobe and it isn't long before her brothers and sister join her too for a wonderful adventure. 


We will be investigating clauses and how we can record them with accurate punctuation. Figurative language will be essential to re-create the wonderful world that C.S. Lewis will lead us into!

Welcome to Year 5!


We have had such a lovely start to the term already - your wonderful children are smart and ready to learn. They have shown just how much they have grown up since Year 4, and we could not be more delighted with their attitude and wonderfully polite and courteous nature!


As we delve deeper into the term, here are a few bits of information that will help you to get to know your new year group:


- PE days: Monday and Friday

- Homework: given out and due in every Monday

- New uniform (shirt and tie please!)

- Parent curriculum meeting: Monday 13th September at 4.30 on Teams (please do ask for your login!)

- Parents evening: W/C 11th October (online)


Please do contact us if you have any questions or would like any more information about the year. Please use


Thank you already for your wonderful support!


The Year 5 team

Pencil Cases

We would just like to clarify information regarding pencil cases. 
Children are able to bring in their own pencil cases which can fit onto their desks (no larger than W 21cm x H 15cm x D 4.5cm). Please ensure they are made of a material that can easily be wiped down and cleaned (no fluffy pencil cases). We ask that pencil cases include: a pencil, a rubber, a 15cm ruler, a few colouring pencils, a glue stick, a whiteboard pen (optional) and children’s scissors (optional). Please can we ensure that pencil cases do not include permanent markers, fragrant pens or Sharpies. We will continue to provide stationery if children do not have their own.



Children now have a red folder to keep their homework records in. These will be collected each Monday morning and a new one will be issued for the week ahead.


In Year 5 children are expected to complete their homework each week by meeting the following requirements:

  • 50 Doodle Stars in maths
  • 40 Doodle Stars in English
  • 10 Doodle Stars in spelling
  • At Least 4 reads


We estimate that these stars will take no longer than an hour over the whole week.


Doodle provides us with a more focused homework experience and we hope that it will take less time to complete than the previous homework format. We hope that these expectations will support children in developing a focussed work ethic which will support them in their learning and progression this year whilst also maintaining a healthy balance for their time outside of school.

Our text for autumn 1:

It is such a wonderful text to capture the children’s imagination and we will be studying some of the skills and techniques that Dahl used to inspire our own writing.


There are of course lots of other books by Dahl which children may enjoy reading or revisiting during this term:

It is so important to encourage children’s love of reading – indeed this is one of the most effective ways that you can support your child in their learning this year. Encourage children to explore a varied diet when it comes to reading: books by different authors and across a range of genres can expose them to a greater scope of vocabulary and fuel their imaginations.