Year 5

Welcome to Spring 2, 2023!

Indigo Class are taught by Mr Wells and Amethyst Class are taught by Ms Hutchinson. Both classes are assisted by Ms Liu, Ms Lilley and Mr Gill.

Year 5 should arrive at the main gates at 8.45 and be collected at 3.10. 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 (Swimming) and Wednesday (Outdoor). Your child MUST bring a PE kit which is dark blue bottoms and a white shirt.

For Swimming, please ensure the children bring a swimming bag that contains:

  • A swimming costume
  • A towel
  • A swimming hat
  • Goggles
  • Flipflops/Crocs for walking along the pool side (Optional)

If your child has earrings which cannot be taken out, they MUST come to school with their ears taped up.

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.

This term, we will be asking ‘Were the Vikings Vicious?’

Viking History: Facts & Myths | Live Science

In this unit we will:

  • Outline a timeline of the Vikings, highlighting how they interacted with the Anglo-Saxons.
  • What routes the Vikings took, and how they exchanged materials and cultures with the places they went.
  • Learn how historians know about the Vikings.
  • Learn how the Vikings influenced Britain, and the most significant changes which occurred.

In English, we will be reading Odd and the Frost Giants.

Odd and the Frost Giants : Gaiman, Neil: Books

Alongside our History focus, we will also learn:

  • Multiplying decimals and fractions in Maths.
  • Writing to develop our tone and cohesion.
  • Portraiture in Art.
  • Materials in Science.
  • Emotions in PSHE.

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 can sign this, and ask further questions to deepen understanding.

Please remember to go onto Spelling Frame to continue practising at home.

If you would like to contact either Miss Hutchinson or Mr Wells, please do so via the school office.

Useful links and documents for parents

Curriculum information for parents Spring 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

Long Term Plan 22-23

Welcome to Year 5 (general information)