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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 

5CT is taught by Mrs Clarke and Mrs Thomas 

5L is taught by Miss Lawrence

5W is taught by Mr Walker 

The Year 5 teachers...

And our TAs...

Spring Term 



We are very much looking forward to welcoming all the children back for this spring term.  We have attached some information about the spring term for Year 5 including topics and texts we will be studying this term.   This term, the initial focus of study is science and the ‘circle of life’.


During the Spring term, we will be looking at the class text of Beowulf written by Michael Morpurgo to support our history topic of the Vikings. We will also be looking at the lives of emperor penguins, writing about David Attenborough and using the book Gorilla as stimulus for their writing.

Well done all those children who have read 5 times a week since September, please can you continue to encourage your children to read every night, and sign the reading diary so that we can continue to monitor in class.


This term, there will be a heavy focus on division and fractions. We will be studying equivalences between fractions and decimals, ordering, calculating fractions and more. To have a firm grasp on this area of maths, it is imperative that the children know their times tables up to 12 x 12, and the corresponding division facts. Please practise these at home as much as possible, and continue to play Times Tables Rockstars! Homework will be set on Maths shed. All children should have individual logins; if they have misplaced them, please inform their class teacher.


For this term, in science, we will study animals including humans, which will involve a range of exciting experiments.  In RE, we will be looking at the questions What does it mean if God is Holy and Loving? and Why is the Torah so important to Jewish people?  We will be discussing ‘Relationships’ and ‘Celebrating differences’ in RHSE.  In history we will be investigating the Vikings and looking at moving pictures in DT.

PPA, P.E and Swimming

PPA will take place every Tuesday morning.

PE for Year 5 will take place on a Monday and a Tuesday. PE kit should be worn to school by all classes on a Monday. Kit consists of black shorts, white t-shirt (with or without the school logo) can wear grey or black joggers in the event of cold weather. In Spring 1, 5L will be swimming every Tuesday morning so please ensure that your children have suitable kits including a hat and goggles if needed. For Spring 2, 5CT will be swimming every Tuesday morning so require their swimming kits on this day, but should come to school wearing their school uniform on Tuesday.  5W and 5CT will rotate between PE and Art during their PPA morning, so will need to wear their PE kits in school on a Tuesday.

If your child cannot participate in swimming or PE for any reason, they must bring a letter explaining reasons why as it is part of the curriculum.


Key Dates

Weds 4th January – First day of term

Tuesday 10th January – 5L commence swimming

Friday 17th February - INSET

Monday 20th – Friday 24th February – Half term

Tuesday 28th February – 5CT commence swimming

Friday 31st March – Last day of term


If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Many thanks,

The Year 5 Team