Year 5

Our Journey into Year 5 so far…

We have had a brilliant start to Year 5. The children have settled in well and enjoyed our first topic –  Global Explorers. In this topic, we have been learning about a range of different Explorers and our main focus was learning about Shackleton’s Journey, which took us on an expedition across the polar ice landscape of Antarctica.


Committed the Crime

In the coming weeks, we will begin our new topic called Committed the Crime, in which we will learn about crime and punishment throughout the years and how laws have changed. Our end goal is to design and make a model of the Tower of London including a portcullis and a drawbridge.



In English, we will be studying ‘The Highwayman’ poem and recreating our own narrative poetry. We will be conducting a mock trial where we will focus on debate and balanced arguments, for and against crimes. We will also be reading the book Holes by Louis Sachar and learning to write a non – chronological report.



In Mathematics we will be focusing on place value and the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We will also as a whole school, be practising our times tables in fortnightly blocks- focussing first on the 3 times tables and working our way up to 12, including division facts also. Your child will receive a homework pack fortnightly to consolidate the learning.

Please see some of the wonderful work we have been creating over the past few weeks. This will be updated regularly.

Maths Expectations

To help you prepare for Year 5, it would be great if you could work on the following key skills. Take a look at the following document:

Year 5 Maths Key Skills


Your child will be given a new set of spellings to practise each week and will be tested weekly.

Please download the spelling lists below. Your child should know which group they are in.

Spelling Group 1 Wk1 6

Spellings Group 2 Wk 1 6

Topic work 2021 – 2022

Take a look at some of the work we created during our topic Global Explorers