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Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 page!


Although a little shorter than last term, Spring term will no doubt be as packed as Autumn!


This term's topic is "Lights, Camera, Action!" focussed around Shakespearean times but also looking at more recent work.


Christian Values

Our Christian value this term is Courage.


  • Dance Extravaganza

    • Year 5's theme is to celebrate the 85th birthday of Dame Mary Quant

    • We will be dancing to "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" by The Kinks

    • If you have any 60's inspired clothing that the children can wear, it would be much appreciated!

  • Homework - see section below

Upcoming Dates

25.01.19 Next round of Eisteddfod (for the 5 that went through)
01.02.19 O2 Young Voices (choir children only)


Dance Extravaganza

11.02.19 Visit from the Fire Service


Start of half-term week


Click for the School Calendar

Week Commencing 21st January 2019




SPaG: active/passive voice

A more advanced writing feature that generally swaps subject/verb/object order of a sentence (The cat sat on the mat - active). 

to object/verb/subject (The mat was sat on by the cat. - passive) Usually requires the auxiliary verb 'To be' in some form, frequently: was/were.



Formal methods for Multiplication & Division

Fortnightly maths test


This term, the children are learning about Materials and will learn things such as:
grouping materials based on their properties
states of matter
reversible & irreversible changes


How participating in worship and/or prayer generate a sense of belonging and believing by looking at Christianity and Buddhism.


Homework and Spellings

Maths homework

Times Tables:

  • Children are expected to practise their times-tables every night. I do recommend rote/chant learning to get the number patterns ingrained.
  • Once a times table has been learned, a fun, free, tablet-friendly website for practising them can be found here:
  • Bootcamp for the coming week is x7 & x6



  • Please don't stress over it!
  • Children have a go with what they can
  • Please don't worry about "teaching them the wrong method" - it's important that children have a variety of techniques at their disposal so that they can solve problems using a method that works for them
  • Ensure something is handed in for the specified date


The following website has lots of useful maths information for parents and children alike:


Spellings homework

  1. deceive
  2. conceive
  3. receive
  4. perceive
  5. ceiling
  6. conceit
  7. receipt
  8. deceit

Please practise daily - ask them about some of the spellings tips and activities they have been learning at school!


Reading for Pleasure

Please ensure that reading is taking place daily. It is vitally important for your children to read.  

If they would like to qualify for a reading badge, they will need to read four times a week for the entire term.  I will only know if they have completed this task if you sign their partnership books. The 'LF' stamp in their planner indicates that they've met the criterion for the week.


The following website may be a source of inspiration:



Stars of the Week

Thomas & Joe - both for outstanding improvement in times table challenge and increased confidence in maths in general.



Class Dojo



Some of the things we've been upto...

Some of the things we've been upto... 1 Researching Shakespeare (English)
Some of the things we've been upto... 2 Dance: Learning the haka
Some of the things we've been upto... 3 Dance: Haka face off!
Some of the things we've been upto... 4 Maths conference