Year 5

Welcome to Summer 2, 23-24!

Indigo Class are taught by Ms Hutchinson and Amethyst Class are taught by Ms Griffiths. Both classes are assisted by Mrs Covington, Ms Dennis and Ms Smart. 

Year 5 should arrive at the main gates at 8.40 and be collected at 3.15. Year 5 children can walk home alone if they have written permission from their parents or carers.


Indigo and Amethyst’s P.E days are Monday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor). 

If your child does not have a PE kit, they cannot partake in PE. Please contact Ms Hutchinson or Ms Griffiths via the school office if you are having difficulties finding a PE kit.

If your child has earrings which cannot be taken out, they MUST come to school with tape.

Homework is set on Friday and due by Wednesday of the following week. To ensure children can remember these, children should practise spellings on SpellingFrame and Timestables on TTRockstars for short periods at least 3 times a week.

This Summer 2, we will be asking: “Who looks after the Amazon Rainforest?”

The Amazon rainforest: The wonders of Earth's most unexplored wilderness, explained - BBC Science Focus Magazine


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.
  • Explain how the Amazon has changed due to human-activity, how it is apart of climate change and climate action.

Our text will be:

We will also learn:

  • Geometry in Maths
  • Writing a variety of different text types, considering tone and accuracy as we practise spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • In Science, we will learn about plant biology and life cycles.
  • In Art, we will explore the art of Elizabeth Blackadder.

Children must continue to read the books they enjoy, everyday, at home, to themselves or to an adult. They should write in their own reading records, and use their ‘Reciprocal Reading’ bookmarks to help them. Adults must sign this to stay updated with children’s reading, and ask further questions to deepen understanding.

If you would like to contact either Ms Hutchinson or Ms Griffiths, please do so via the school office.

Useful links and documents for parents

Y5 Curriculum Descriptor Summer 2

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

Year 3/4 Spelling words

Y5/6 Spelling words

Y5/6 Handwriting joining sets 

Y5 Meet the Teacher slides

Y5 Long Term Curriculum Plan

Supporting children to read at home