Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 Team (Introduction Letter)

Updated: 17/10/2023 2.19 MB

We also have our own Learning Wall - see link below. We use the resources on the Wall to research our topics and curriculum work in school. Please use these resources at home to further develop your child's learning.

Year 5 Learning Wall

For Your Information

Updated: 17/10/2023 84 KB

Year 5 Residential 

Communication via Class Dojo

Please ensure if your child is a member of Year 5 you have joined us on Class Dojo where I will keep you up to date with our latest adventures, send reminders and share key information throughout the year. You will also be able to contact me via this platform if required also. If you need to contact us for anything which is important, please contact the school office as Dojo is not always monitored throughout the day.

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

Updated: 17/10/2023 40 KB

Year 5 PSHE Overview

Updated: 18/10/2023 143 KB


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Class Novel

Our class novel is  called 'Time Travelling With A Hamster' which was written by Ross Welford.  Here is the blurb:

Al Chaudhury is a little boy on a mission and he’s taking his hamster with him.

From the title to the very last line, Time Travelling with a Hamster will make you smile. Full of heart and humour, it is a hilarious tale about the dangers of time-travel. Touching, fun and exciting by turns, this debut from Ross Welford, has taken Children’s fiction by storm.

On Al Chaudhury's twelfth birthday his beloved Grandpa Byron gives him a letter from Al's late father. In it Al receives a mission: travel back to 1984 in a secret time machine and save his father's life. Al soon discovers that time travel requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, setting his school on fire and ignoring philosophical advice from Grandpa Byron. All without losing his pet hamster, Alan Shearer...

Doesn't it sound exciting?!


Our Chosen Reading Scheme


Over the years, Oxford Reading Tree has taught millions of children to read... and to love to read. Rooted in reading for pleasure and with systematic phonics at its heart, its well-loved characters, breadth and unrivalled support give children everything they need to become confident readers. There are over 800 books which provide a rich and varied choice of writing styles, genres and artwork styles at every level.




Here is the Year 5 yearly overview for the White Rose Maths curriculum which we follow in school:

Year 5 Maths Overview

Updated: 15/01/2024 212 KB





This term we are going to be developing our knowledge and understanding of The Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. Our historical line of enquiry will focus on the following question:

What were the effects of the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Scots settling in Britain?





In science we are going to be learning about Earth and Space.  This unit of science enquiry focuses on the relationship between the Sun, Earth and the moon.



Our Year So Far...

Here we are taking part in a Vikings workshop. Being able to handle artefacts enabled us to apply our historical skills in a deep and meaningful way.

Every year, the children in Year Five take part in a scheme called BikeAbility which is run by the local council.  The children take part in a two day course which teaches them how to ride their bicycle safely.  Here, the children are practising their cycling skills before venturing onto the local estate. A lot of fun was had by all!