Year 5

Welcome to Spring Term, 2022!

Indigo Class are taught by Mr Wells and Amethyst Class are taught by Ms Hutchinson. Both classes are assisted by Ms Coxall, Ms Morris and Mr Geen.

Year 5 should arrive at the main gates at 8.45 and be collected at 3.15. Year 5 children can walk home alone if they have written permission from their parents or carers.


Indigo’s P.E days are Monday (Swimming) and Thursday (Outdoor PE)

Amethyst’s P.E days are Monday (Swimming) and Thursday (Outdoor PE) 

As we are swimming this term, please arrive at school with the correct swimming equipment: hat, goggles, costume, water bottle, towel and a change of clothes. Please arrive at school on Thursdays in your named PE kit, no jewellery. If your child has earrings which they cannot take out, they MUST bring tape into school.

Please hand in homework by Wednesday of the following week. New homework will be handed out on Friday, in paper and in google classroom form.


‘Were the Vikings vicious?’

This term we’re exploring the facts, fictions and nuances of the Viking age. We’ll be thinking about some big themes in pre-modern History, and will explore terms such as migration, settlement, raid and trade. We’ll also compare these terms to ‘colonisation’ and ‘invasion‘, and widen our understanding of History by comparing the Vikings to the Mongols.

We’ll be developing our curiosity by asking and answering historical questions.

How did the Vikings help shape modern Britain?

Why were the Vikings so influential?

How can the Vikings help us learn about wider pre-modern History?

How can we learn more about the Vikings? Where has our current historical understanding come from?

Viking Exploration - Australian National Maritime Museum Viking Trade - Trade towns - Including routes - Nordic Culture

In English, we will be reading Neil Gaiman’s ‘Odd and the Frost Giants’. From this beautiful story, children will write their own fact files on the Norse Gods and narratives inspired by Gaiman’s humorous, rich and layered tale of a life lived courageously.

Alongside our History focus we will also explore:

  • Multiplication, Fractions and Decimals in Maths
  • Portraiture in Art
  • Materials in Science
  • Scratch in Computing
  • Risk-taking in PSHE
  • Using Atlases in Geography

and continue to predict, infer and summarise in Reading. Children must continue to read the books they enjoy, everyday, at home, to themselves or to an adult.

Useful links and documents for parents

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

Y5/6 Spelling words

Y5/6 Handwriting joining sets

Y5 Long-Term Curriculum Overview

New to Year 5 ‘Meet the Teacher’ Slides