Welcome to our Year 5 webpage!

Welcome back to school and to Year 5! We can’t wait to have you all back and get straight back into all of our exciting learning.  Term 1 is always so thrilling starting a new year group and we are looking forward to a super busy and fun term!  

Please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher via the email addresses below if you have any questions or worries:

Mother Teresa Class - Miss Armsby & Mr Mills


Martin Luther King Class - Miss Yussuf & Mrs. Judd/Miss Vano


Darwin Class - Miss Mckay & Mrs. Butler



  • The class doors will be open from 8.45-9.00am. If your child arrives after this time, please take them to the school office. (School telephone number 01322 663792)
  • The school day ends at 3.15pm. If you are unable to collect your child, please telephone the school office.
  • In year 5, many children begin to walk home from school alone or with friends, we are happy for them to do so (as long as you are!) please could you write us a note if you would like this to happen



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
  • Named water bottle
  • Named PE kit


Home Learning & Spellings

Home Learning will continue to be set and submitted on Class Dojo and is due in on Tuesday (we will also upload a copy of the home learning tasks onto the class page of the website). It is an expectation that all children complete the tasks set within this time. We will be completing biweekly spelling tests following the bundles set on Sir Linkalot. Optional, additional learning may be given to your child occasionally in order that you may support them at home. 

In addition to all home learning each week, please remember to keep up to date with tasks and activities set on:

TT Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/ 

SPaG.com https://www.spag.com/ 

Sir Linkalot https://www.sirlinkalot.org/ 

Purple Mash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/hextable 

*Please note, we will provide you with a copy of all relevant logins in Term 1*

Term 1 


Maths and English

In English this term we will looking at Greek Myths, making links with our Ancient Greece topic. In particular, we will be reading ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’.

In Maths, we will be consolidating our knowledge of the place value of numbers up to 1 million as well as developing our written methods for addition and subtraction.  Children will be encouraged to use their mathematical vocabulary and reasoning skills to solve problems involving these concepts.


Our topic this term is Ancient Greece. We will be studying all aspects of ancient Greek history and daily life in detail, and will be making comparisons between modern day and ancient civilisations. 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.http://www.britishmuseum.org/learning/schools_and_teachers/resources/cultures/ancient_greece.aspx


Our science topic this term is Earth and Space, focusing on the movement of the Earth and the Solar System. During this unit, we will be investigating the wonders of the universe, whilst also exploring different methods and strategies to develop our ability to work scientifically.


PE is planned for:

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

However, please note these sessions will be subject to change dependent on the weather and availability of the hall.  Therefore, full named 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.


Useful Links

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - A range of interactive Maths games

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f - A range of interactive English games

https://www.getepic.com/ - 1000s of books can be found here, with a free subscription for the first 30 days.

https://library.thenational.academy/ - each week there will be a new focus author, who will share a story with you!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcw76sg - A range of interactive History activities

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q - A range of interactive Science activities


Year 5/6 Spelling List:

Below are the list of year 5/6 spellings, which we will begin to cover this year. Please use them to support your children with their English.