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Year 5 17/18

Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome to our Year 5 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Year 5 staff:

Mrs Stamper – Teacher
Miss Suri – Teacher
Mrs Hayhurst – Teaching assistant

General Information


Spellings will be given out each Friday for the children to learn over the weekend for a test on the following Friday. We are grateful for any times you can spend helping your child learn their spelling words.

Mental maths tests will be conducted once a week. If parents can continue practicing times tables and addition and subtraction calculations with their child, it would be appreciated.

Maths and Literacy homework will be given on Friday to be returned no later than Wednesday. Any children who do not return their homework on time will ‘catch up’ on Friday afternoon at the beginning of ‘Golden Time’ Please ensure you child completes and returns this homework promptly to help their learning.


PE will be on Monday afternoon, Children will be expected to have their full school PE kits (red shorts, white t shirt, grey or black, plain sweat-pants, training shoes). It is advised that PE kits come in on a Monday and are left for the duration of the week as other opportunities for sport may arise.

Swimming classes are held on Monday afternoons however the sessions are shared across upper KS2 so children will be informed which weeks they will attend.


16.04.18 – 27.04.18

Welcome back after the Easter Holidays. This term we have begun the topic of Ancient Greece.

We started the term with a full topic day, where we began to learn about the Greek Gods and Mythology. In our classes we decided together what we would like to learn about and democratically voted for a topic name for our display board.


Following on from this in our literacy lessons we have been working towards writing a mythological quest. Whilst in maths we have been studying measurement and conversions.


This week all of the children were able to attend a Healthy Living Workshop, which enabled them to speak with specialist nurses about:

Oral hygiene, a healthy heart, emotional well-being and the importance of hand hygiene.


  • Homework is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday.
  • PE and swimming is on a Wednesday and all children need to have a suitable PE Kit in school.
  • As the weather is finally getting warmer, please ensure your child has a water bottle in school and that they have sun cream and hats with them.
  • Please remember TT Rock stars and reading are an important part of your child’s learning progress. 15 minutes a day is the recommended amount of time that will support your child’s development.


Spring Term 2018

This term we have enjoyed learning about South America. We have written balanced arguments about deforestation and have learned to measure and draw angles to plan a journey down the Amazon River through its meanders. We have been lucky enough to have taken part in BBC News Day hosted at Farringdon Community Academy, where three of our children wrote and recorded their own podcast. We have also recorded for Sun FM radio station where the audience can ring in and guess who the celebrity is based on the children’s descriptions. Year 5 have also taken part in a basketball tournament this term, and got to the finals alongside the Newcastle Eagles. We were lucky enough to have a visit from Mecano, as part of Science week where we built models and viewed some pre made ones. It’s been a great term year 5, well done!

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Autumn Term 2017

Welcome to Years 5’s Autumn Term blog. This term our topic has been Earth and Space and we have been on an adventure through the universe to understand scientific concepts. Part of this journey involved us recreating the solar system in our classrooms, which enables us to visualize how planets and moons orbit the sun. We have also become acquainted with the famous Neil Armstrong through our biographical research, writing and interviewing skills.


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Year 5 Blog Archive 2016/2017