Year Five


Welcome to the Year 5 class page


Autumn 2021

Welcome to Year 5! We have so much to learn and so many exciting things to fit in!


Hanley Museum Trip 11th October 2021

What a great trip we have had to Hanley Museum learning all about the Ancient Greeks and their pottery. We found out about the different types of pots and what they were used for. We also found out how these pots can show us what life was like for the Ancient Greeks. We even got to make our very own Greek pot!




Newcastle College Lego Studio Trip October 2021

Children in Year 5 have had a wonderful opportunity to visit Newcastle College to take part in Lego STEM sessions. The children got to build their own Lego robots, programme them using computer code, test them and rebuild them to correct problems in the design. Everyone really enjoyed the experience and learned all about how these skills can be used in different careers that the children could do in the future.


Hello Yellow Day 7th October

Year 5 came to school today wearing yellow to support young people’s mental health for World Mental Health Day. The children thought about the people around them and how they can get support and help from them when they need it. We made paper chain people and wrote the names of the people who support and help us on them to show just how many people we are lucky to have in our lives.



In Guided Reading we will be reading:

The book fits in with our topic of Ancient Greece in History and will be the focus of some of our writing over the term, especially for Big Write on Fridays.

In maths, we will be focusing on place value and digit values, working on using larger numbers and formal written methods.

In English, we will be learning all about Ancient Greek Myths, reading them, studying the structure and then having a go at writing our own.

In Science, we will be investigating Animals including Humans and studying Living Things and their Habitats. We will investigate food chains, animal classification and find out the stages of development animals go through.

PE WILL BE EVERY THURSDAY – children need to come to school wearing their PE kits – children must have a coloured top for their house with plain black bottoms and trainers.

HOMEWORK – homework will be given out every Wednesday and due back in to school on Monday.   Spellings will also be given out on Friday and tested the following Friday. Please ensure children are practising as often as possible at home. Children will also need to ensure they know the meaning of the spelling as they will be asked to use the word in a sentence. 

Reading – Children should be reading at home every night and their diary signed by a guardian. Please aim to read at least 5 pages each night to support children progressing through their reading levels. Children will also have a reading for pleasure book from the school library to enjoy at home. 

Big Write – please ensure that children complete the ‘Talk for Writing’ homework sheets that will involve planning a piece of writing for their Big Write lesson on a Friday.