Year 5


Teacher – Miss Henry

Teaching Assistants – Miss Francis, Mrs Hillson and Mrs Young

Term 1a – Alchemy Island

We are looking forward to such an exciting year with our Alchemy Island Topic! We will be following the Chief Alchemist’s journey through his kingdom to help us to learn about the properties and changes of different materials involving some really fascinating experiments and investigations! We will also be using our Geographical skills to plot routes using maps and learning all about physical and human features.

In Literacy the children will be writing their own adventure narratives based on ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ as well as a non-chronological report.

In maths we will be focusing on Place Value and the four calculations, addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.

PE and Dance Days – Thursday AM and Friday PM. 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