Year 5

Indigo class are taught by Mrs Remington Davidson and Amethyst are taught by Mr Hill. Both classes are assisted by Miss Camper.

Year 5s should arrive at 8.50 and be collected at 3.05. Year 5 children can walk home alone if they have written permission from their parents or carers.

Both classes’ Outdoor PE day is Friday- please arrive at school in your named PE kit. Indoor PE is on a Monday.

The Amazon Rainforest

This term we’re tackling the big question, ‘Is the Amazon indispensable?” We’ve begun learning about the huge diversity of wildlife that can be found there. We’ll be reading and writing engaging information texts and improving our geography skills.

Children will be able to:

    • Use atlases effectively, including to identify climate zones.
    • Locate the world’s countries using maps with a focus on South America, and be aware of key physical and human characteristics.
    • Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern and Southern Hemisphere, Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
    • Carry out an in-depth study of the physical geography of the Amazon basin.

We’ll be answering the questions:

Can you describe the life cycle of a rainforest plant or animal?

Can you name 5 countries in South America?

Where would you rather live, Manaus or Cambridge? Why?

How are humans damaging or conserving the rainforest?


In Maths, we are studying geometry (including measuring angles and reasoning about 2D and 3D shapes). We’ll also recap some of our earlier work on fractions, decimals and multiplication and division. We’ll work on converting between units of measure. We’ll also develop our reasoning and problem-solving skills. 

In Computing we are looking at E Safety using Google’s Interland resources. 

Who should you share things with?

How can you be safe online?

Useful links and documents for parents

Welcome to Year 5 Slides (Including Q and A)

KIRFS: Key Instant Recall Facts for Y5 maths

End of year expectations for Y5 in reading, writing, maths & science

Y5/6 Spelling words

Y5/6 Handwriting joining sets

Y5 Long Term Plan Overview 20-21