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The Year 5 Team:

Mother Teresa Class - Miss Armsby and Mrs Edwards


Martin Luther King Class - Miss Yussuf, Mrs Judd and Miss Vano


Darwin Class - Mrs Thomas and Mrs Butler



Virtual Meet the Teacher

Please familiarise yourself with the information in our 'Meet the Teacher' presentation below.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact a member of the Year 5 team.

Meet The Teacher Presentation


Term 2 Newsletter

Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely half term break. This will be a busy term but with lots of fantastic learning and festivities! Read on to find out about what we will be learning…

Maths and English

In English, this term we will exploring different genres of writing.  We will begin the term with non-fiction by learning about different forms of recounts and the different language and style used for each type.  We will then move onto fiction and learn about spooky narratives and how to build tension and suspense through our writing.  We will then learn about reading and writing some more non-fiction by focusing on how to write and develop a balanced and persuasive argument.

In Maths our focus is multiplication and division. Using our knowledge of place value from last term, we will be learning and using written methods for multiplication and division and applying these to single and multi-step worded problems. Any extra tables practise at home would be hugely beneficial! Towards the end of the term, we will be looking at area and perimeter.


This term, we will continue our learning about Ancient Greece. Now that we have learned about some key facts about the creation of Ancient Greece and its physical and human geography, we will be comparing the daily life of an Ancient Greek to our lives in modern day Britain. If you have any resources which are relevant to this topic, including books and artefacts that you wouldn’t mind lending to the class for this term, it would be greatly appreciated.  However, please ensure that any resources are clearly named. 

Furthermore, if you want to help your child explore this learning in greater depth, the British Museum has a fantastic Ancient Greece exhibition. You can also find lots of information on their website.



This term, we will be focusing on ‘Properties and Changes of Materials’ in Science.  In this unit, we will learn about different materials, their uses and their properties, as well as dissolving, separating mixtures and irreversible changes. The children will sort and classify objects according to their properties. They will explore the properties of materials to find the most suitable material for different purposes. They will have the opportunity to work in a hands-on way to explore dissolving, identifying the different variables in their own investigations. They will find out about different ways to separate mixtures of materials, using filtering, sieving and evaporating. Finally, they will learn about irreversible changes, and participate in some exciting investigations to create new materials.


PE is planned for:

  • MLK - Monday and Thursday
  • Mother Teresa – Monday and Friday
  • Darwin – Tuesday and Friday

However, please note these sessions will be subject to change dependent on the weather and availability of the hall.  Therefore, full PE kit (including trainers/plimsolls that are suitable for an outside lesson) should be in school at all times.  Long hair should be tied back and if your child wears earrings, please ensure they are able to remove them independently if possible.

Home Learning

Home Learning will continue to be given out on Thursday and is due in on Tuesday. It is an expectation that all children complete the tasks set within this time.  Optional, additional learning may be given to your child occasionally in order that you may support them at home with specific concepts that they need extra practice with.  


Please ensure that children have the appropriate equipment in school at all times, including:

Pencils                   Sharpeners                          

Ruler                      Handwriting pen   

Erasers                  Whiteboard pen

Glue stick               Purple pen/biro

Hand sanitiser

Dates for the diary

4th Nov                   Mother Teresa & MLK Parent Telephone consultations

5th Nov                   Darwin Parent Telephone Conversation

11th Nov                 Remembrance Day

13th Nov                 Children In Need

17th Nov                 Skipping Workshop

3rd Dec                   Christmas Tree Dressing

16th Dec                 Christmas Parties

17th Dec                 Christmas Lunch

18th Dec                 Last Day of Term


Spellings will be an important part of your child’s learning in English this year. Words featuring focus spelling patterns and key spellings will be given each week for home learning and the children encouraged to use these in their writing.

Furthermore, below are the list of year 5 key spellings for the year. Please use them to support your children with their English.  

accommodate               definite

accompany                    desperate

according                     determined

achieve                         develop

aggressive                    dictionary

amateur                       disastrous

ancient                         embarrass

apparent                      environment

appreciate                    equip (-ped – ment)

attached                      especially

available                       exaggerate

average                        excellent

awkward                       existence

bargain                         explanation

bruise                          familiar

category                      foreign

cemetery                     forty

committee                    frequently

 communicate               government

community                    guarantee

competition                  harass

conscience                 hindrance

 conscious                 controversy

 convenience             correspond

criticise (critic + ise)   curiosity



Please ensure your children are reading regularly at home and their contact books are signed.

Maths Resources

There are some online maths games that children can play at home to reinforce the skills being learned this year.  Below is a small selection of sites that may be useful. 


This site has lots of fun, timed activities and is particularly useful for times tables and division practice. 


This site covers all of the maths skills learned in year 5 and is organised into categories so you can practice specific skills.  Scores can be tracked and the level of difficulty increases as improvement is made.


This site offers differentiated activities for specific age ranges. 


Lots of very visual, interactive games covering all areas of the curriculum.