Year 5


Teacher – Miss Henry

Teaching Assistants – Miss Francis and Mrs Young

Term 2b – Sow, grow and farm

In this half term we will be looking at the earth! We will be looking at sexual and asexual reproduction in plants, plant structures, farming in the UK as well as conducting a long term investigation as to how many potatoes we can grow over the next few weeks on school grounds.

In Literacy we are focusing on the picture book Weslandia and completing small writing activities daily to build up our writing stamina and technique after our period of home learning.

In maths we are repeating our Fractions unit which was taught at home, to help consolidate that knowledge into our long term memory!

PE days – Friday AM and Thursday AM. Children are to come into school wearing their PE kit on PE days. Long hair is to be tied back and earrings to be removed.


Homework will be given out on Friday via Microsoft Teams and should be handed back via teams by the following Thursday. Paper copies will be offered to children who request them.

It will include spellings, a maths task and a literacy task.  Please remember to encourage your child to complete a task from their reading journal once every 2 weeks, these should also be handed in on a Friday.

Spelling tests are weekly and the children should practice as much as they can during the week.

Children are encouraged to read daily at home and discuss the text they are reading with adults or other children to improve their comprehension skills. It is ideal to read a book over a few days to allow your child to discuss what they have read to embed learning and demonstrate a clear comprehension of the text. You may wish to ask the children questions or discuss the meanings of key words within the book.

Multiplications (up to at least 12 times tables) should be practiced as often as possible throughout the week via timestable rockstars or any other method you feel is beneficial.

Thank you for your continued support.

If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch with Miss Henry, Miss Francis or Mrs Young.

Year 5 Topics Overview

Year 5 – Autumn Topic Overview

Year 5 – Spring 1 Topic Overview

Year 5 – Spring 2 Topic Overview

Year 5 – Essential Skills