Welcome to Year 5!

Class 5M

Teachers - Mrs McLaren

Class 5K

Teacher - Mrs Kular

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Walsh and Ms Oates



5K's PE days are Wednesday and Thursday 

5M's PE days are Wednesday and Thursday


Children should log onto TT Rockstars every week and complete the questions in Garage - these are questions that have been specifically set by the class teachers.

Homework (including spellings) will be uploaded to Google Classroom every Friday at 3:30pm and is expected back on the following Friday.

Additional writing and maths tasks are uploaded weekly to help your child consolidate the week's learning as an optional homework.


You must read at least 5x a week at home and record this in your reading record. Reading books can be changed on a Monday and Friday. There is a termly reading challenge in the reading record for your child to work towards. 

 Termly Curriculum Overview

Parent information


Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.


Below, you will find examples of vocabulary and terminology that we are focusing on in Year  5. 


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Children will be studying rivers and the water cycle. They will be finding out all about evaporation, condensation and precipitation and using our knowledge to understand water doesn't run out. They will learn all about the different stages of a river from where they start to where they end. 


Justice and poverty: 

Can religion help to build a fair world?


Children will study how Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs view their role towards humanity and will look at the inspirational efforts from people and organisations across the world. 

Art & Design /DT

In Summer 1, the children will look at the work of David Hockney to make their own collages with a range of textures and pattern. 


We are singing in Music this half term! We will preform, appraise and sing a range of songs from musicals, performing in an ensemble. 


We will cover a wide range of topics in PSHE this year, both inside and outside of our PSHE lessons. During Good to be Different Day, we celebrate differences and see how we can learn from others; we tackle some very important and current issues in our No Outsiders lessons; discuss showing "Racism the Red Card" as we explore stereotyping and have learn how to keep ourselves (mind and body) healthy. 


In PE, we are learning skills in Swimming and Athletics.



In Spring 2, to consolidate our learning in Science, we are learning about the planets. The children will name the planets in the solar system and pretend to be an astronaut, answering questions about themselves! 


In Computing, we are learning to create a non-linear interactive story game using Google Slides.  This is challenging us not only in our computing skills but our story telling too!


This half-term, we will be looking at place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and fractions. 


We will use fluency and reasoning questions along with problem solving activities to embed learning. 

Below, you will find some useful vocabulary and concepts that we cover in Year 5.

A great activity to practice and consolidate times-table recall!

Community Project

This year we will be partnering up with Havering Talking Newspaper to record articles about school life and share some of our work.  Havering Talking Newspaper provide recorded copies of the local news to Havering's visually impaired community.