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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

The Teachers and Teaching Assistants in Year 5 are:

Moles Class

Mrs C Doyle

Mrs Doyle

Mr Phipps

Mrs Liddiard
Teaching Assistant

Muntjacs Class

Mr Carter

Mrs Ryder
Teaching Assistant

    Team Leader: Mrs Roberts

We would like to take this chance to welcome you and your child to Year 5! To ensure that they are ready for year 5, we will ask parents to continue supporting their children in learning their times tables, practising spellings and reading regularly at home at least three times per week. During Year 5, the children are given opportunities to make memorable experiences, from building a moving vehicle in our ‘egg-mobile’ challenge to working collaboratively during our residential trip. We believe that these experiences, alongside our topics, will ignite a love of learning in your child.

Autumn Topic! - Divorced, Beheaded, Died!


In Maths this term, we will be looking at number, place value and the four operations. We continue to practice our times tables through the use of TTRockstars and apply our known facts to solve problems within real life situations.

Guided Reading:

Using the book ‘Treason’ by Berlie Doherty we explore the life of the Tudors through this historical novel. We will read about adventure, friendship, treason, and betrayal--a rich and exciting historical novel of the Tudor period! We will answer questions and complete activities helping us develop comprehension skills inline with our Whole Class Guided Reading (vocabulary, infer, predict, evidence, retrieve and summarise).


We will start the topic off by looking at biographies of familiar people before researching famous figures from the Tudor times paying particular attention to  the monarch of that era, Henry VIII. We will look at Sonnets through our poetry session and write letters of persuasion from one of Henry’s six wives, persuading him to make a different choice. As well as this, we will work on our GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) through daily starters and throughout our writing journeys.


Through our history lessons we will infer information from portraits of Henry VIII and unpick the validity of sources. We will explore and discuss the enquiry question ‘Why did Henry really break with Rome: love or religion?’ and what key events led to the divorce and death of his wives.

Art and Design:

We will be using our sketchbooks to record our observational drawings of jewellery and Tudor artefacts. We will draw and design a personal piece of jewellery for one of Henry VIII’s wives taking into account character and particular interests. We will be reviewing and revisiting our ideas will allow us to improve our mastery of art and design techniques. We will also be studying great artists, architects and designers in history.


We will be looking at the key question: How are our feelings impacted by others? We will be learning to understand how our emotions affect others. 


We will compare and group everyday materials on the basis of their properties. Using our knowledge of solids, liquids and gases we will decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating. Investigations will include discovering how some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describing how to recover a substance from a solution.


We will be studying Creation this term, diving deeper into the Christian creation story and opposing ideas; including Cosmology and Evolution.