Year 5

WKB 17.01.2022

Year 5 have really enjoyed a visit from Treehouse Theatre today. Some of our budding actors got involved in the show, acting out the famous parts of ‘porridge’, ‘tree 1’ and ‘exercise gurus’ in Goldilocks. The pantomime adaptation of the classic three bears story was funny and engaging. We loved shouting the classic panto lines and singing or bopping along to the fun songs.


This week we have been brushing up on our space facts and writing non-chronological reports for our readers to learn all about the wonders of the universe. Did you know that Saturn has 8 rings and 82 moons? It is also a Jovian planet and more specifically, a gas giant (which means that it does not have a solid surface like the Earth).

Our spelling words in school this week have been: embarrass, environment, especially equip and equipped. Spellings should be a key focus as it helps make our writing clear and legible. We highly recommend regular spelling practice at home, attached below are the Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 spelling lists from the National Curriculum.



Attached are also some recommended books for Year 5: Book List


In Maths, we have been multiplying four digit numbers. As well as solving some tricky multiplication word problems and calculations with missing numbers. Next week, we will be moving on to division. If any children are struggling with their times table knowledge, this would be a great thing to practice over the weekend!


We have new homework for our new project; EARTH AND SPACE! This will be due in the final week on Monday 14th February 2022. Thank you for all you are doing at home.

Thank you for all those children who completed and handed in their homework for the Fairground Fun project. For those children who were unable to do it, we will be providing the opportunity for you to complete it at school. 

This is our Year 5 Spring 1 Homework sheet. Please choose three activities to complete, you can do this independently or with your friends and/or family. This can be sent to us via the school office email or brought in on a memory stick. This is our Earth and Space project overview – click here to find out more about our topic this term.

The children are regularly set My Maths homework. This will be based on the learning we have done that week. All homework set will be due at the end of February half term (Sunday 27th February 2022). We will be setting our first set of My Maths homework at some point this week.

Times Table Rockstars is also another great online learning resource to practice times table recall. As well as prodigy!


Other news

Year 5 are to continue to come into school every Tuesday wearing their PE kits. This will be the children’s PE day each week.

Please remember to bring in anything that you are proud of to show during our Achievements section of the Year 5 Friday Awards.

Please remember to use Microsoft Teams as a resource if your children are isolating at home or if you’d like to see what we are learning about over the next few days. You can use this, as previously done in virtual school, to view our weekly timetable, all learning resources and the half-termly homework sheet. If you need a reminder of your logins, please let us know.

We hope you are all keeping safe and well.


Have a fab weekend and we will see you all on Monday!

If you need anything at all, please do speak to either of us on the gate at the end of the day.


Miss Cutler and Miss Peel.

Related Learning Autumn 1

  • Autumn 1 Homework
    This is our Year 5 homework sheet for Autumn 1. Please choose at least one activity to complete, you can do this independently or with your friends and/or family. Please bring what you have completed in by Friday 15th October 2021. This can also be sent to us via email or brought in on a memory stick.
  • Whole School Curriculum Map

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