Year 5


Teacher – Miss Henry

Teaching Assistants – Miss Francis and Mrs Young

Term 3a – Beast Creator

In this half term we will be looking at minibeasts! We will be looking at all things insects, learning about the differences between the butterfly, mammal, amphibian and bird lifecycles and where many of the world’s deadliest minibeasts can be found! We will be conducting our own minibeast hunt in the school grounds and taking care of our new pets – a group of caterpillars! We will be observing them closely to see a complete metamorphosis and then releasing the butterflies when they are ready!

In Literacy we are focusing on balanced arguments and using lots of connecting adverbs to increase our cohesive writing as well as looking at a fiction book “Arnie the Doughnut” to create lots of opportunities to write our own dialogue and speech.

In maths we are focusing on decimal numbers and using our place value knowledge to really embed the value of each digit which will help us to round, add and subtract as well as recognise equivalent values in fractions and percentages.

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

included will be 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