Year 5


Teacher – Miss Henry

Teaching Assistants – Miss Francis, Mrs Hillson and Mrs Young

Term 1b – Stargazers

In this half term we will be looking towards the stars as we learn all about the position of the planets, how we experience night and day and exactly which planets make up our solar system. We will learn all about Galileo as well as the phases of the moon and learn about exactly what it means to be an astronaut.

In Literacy the children will be writing their own narratives as well as a non-fiction fact file based on how to look after an alien!

In maths we will be focusing on Statistics and reading graphs as well as division and multiplication.

PE days – Monday PM 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 and should be returned to school the following Thursday.

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.

Thank you for your continued support.

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