Year 5 class page 2019-2020

Welcome to Year 5!

Miss Howard, Mrs Winterbottom and Miss Gilmore make up the Year 5 team.


In Maths we will be focusing on Multiplication and Division as well as Fractions. We will also continue with our daily arithmetic sessions focusing on mental methods of calculation. We would like to stress the importance of the children knowing their times tables. By Year 6, all children should have attained their calculator award from Mrs Clawley. If your child has not already done so, then any support or encouragement to practise that you can give them will go a long way. Every child has a login to TT Rockstars and we are enjoying seeing their progression through the stages!


This half-term we will be using The Maze Runner as the key text for our narrative work. As the film is rated as being suitable for 12 years and over, we will not be watching the whole thing. We will however, be using age-appropriate clips and extracts from the book for inspiration. If you have any issue with this, please let us know.  We will focus on openers, relative clauses and parenthesis in our writing. Our reading text this half term is 'The Boy at the Back of the Class'. We will be developing our VIPERS skills through our focused reading sessions.


The whole school theme this term is ‘Conflict’. With this, we will be covering a range of topics in numerous subjects over the next six weeks.

We will be focusing on our history skills and learning all about The Mayans. In our Science lessons this half term we will be looking at All Living Things, and in our Art lessons will be developing our skills in painting to create a final piece.

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