Scotts Primary School


Bonington Road, Hornchurch, Essex, RM12 6TH

01708 457019


Year 5

Welcome to Year 5.

Our teacher is Miss Stagg.

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs McLaren.


Homework is set on a Thursday and is due in on a Tuesday.

Click here for Mathletics.

Click here for Times Table Rockstars

Click here for homework set on 7th December.

Year 5 Autumn Curriculum


Creative Writing

 This term we are reading 'The Bad Beginning' by Lemony Snicket and using this text to inspire our writing.

We imagined the worst starts to the school year and wrote a diary entry describing our bad school beginnings.

This week, we have also become authors and rewritten one of Lemony Snicket's chapters focusing on one particular perspective. We spent time redrafting and improving our chapters to ensure there was lots of description and not too much speech.

Our authors below are: Tommy, Victoria, Rosie and Olivia.

More writing!

We imagined we were Count Olaf and wanted to persuade Mr Poe to allow us to adopt the Baudelaire orphans. We came up with some brilliant reasons and some creative ways to disguise our true reason to adopt the children (to steal their fortune!).

The Count Olafs below are: Olivia, Eloise and Abby.


If you are struggling, see if the Maths Calculation Methods videos can help you. Click here. 

Remember to compete on Live Mathletics when you have done your weekly tasks.


This term we are investigating properties of materials and how we can change them. We tested different materials for their: flexibility, permeability, hardness, translucency and if they were magnetic.

Next, we will investigate reversible and irreversible changes. 


Enrichment opportunities

We were lucky enough to work with Mike Mullen and learn different stunts on a BMX. We used our Growth Mindset to go through the 'I can' door and with some determination we succeeded!


For the last few weeks, we have been learning to play the glockenspiel with Miss Perry. We have worked out the notes we need to play and are playing beautifully together as a class.


We will be exploring the Vikings this term. We will learn about their invasion, way of life and impact on Britain.