Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

5C Class Teacher: Miss Coogan

5L Class Teacher: Mrs Lee

Year 5 Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Woodward

Follow us on Twitter: @MrsLeeGB and @MisscooganGB

Our Current Topics

Summer – Term 1  – Curriculum

English – Read to Write
Henry’s Freedom Box 
Writing outcome: Diary
Non-fiction: Biography

Mathematics Mastery
Unit 7: Angles 

Unit 9: Transformations 

Unit 10: Converting Units of Measure 


Atlantic Slave Trade

How were people effected by the Atlantic Slave Trade?

Religious Education
Festivals and celebrations

What does food Symbolise in religion?

SEAL/Philosophy for Children
It’s good to be me

Design and Technology

Puppet making

Could a puppet tell a story?



Hello and welcome to the Year 5 class page. Below you will find useful information about the goings-on in Year 5.

In our English work, we develop our reading and writing skills through the use of high-quality texts, incorporating poetry, drama and grammar. Enjoyment of reading and a love of books are encouraged through individual and whole class reading activities, and the children are encouraged to read every day at home, too.

In mathematics, we deliver a focussed curriculum building on our fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills in all aspects of maths including number, shape, space and measure. We work practically using a variety of concrete apparatus and we practise working alone, in partners, in small groups and as a class to improve our Numeracy skills and relate them to real-life situations.

Our afternoons include: History or Geography, Design Technology or Art, ICT, Science and R.E/PSHE and these subjects are taught through an enquiry approach and a key question as a focus. More information on these can be found by clicking our Curriculum Overview button above or head to out school curriculum pages here.

As a school we use SEAL materials to supplement our P4C and PSHE curriculum. Our aim is to develop the underpinning qualities and skills that help promote good mental health, positive behaviour and effective learning. It focuses on five social and emotional aspects of learning: self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills. Through this, we help our children to develop skills such as understanding another’s point of view, working in a group, sticking at things when they get difficult, resolving conflict and managing worries. They will build on effective work already in place in school that pays systematic attention to the social and emotional aspects of learning through whole-school ethos, initiatives such as circle time or buddy schemes, and the taught personal, social and health education (PSHE) and Citizenship curriculum.

The children also have weekly sessions of Music and P.E, on the following days:

5L have their P.E session on a Wednesday.
5C have their P.E session on a Thursday.
Your child must come to school appropriately dressed for P.E on the right day.

5L have their music lesson on a Tuesday.
5C have their music lesson on a Wednesday.

As well as whole class reading lessons, your child will read an individual reading book in school with an adult, and then bring it home to continue to read at home, too. This book will be kept in your child’s plastic wallet and should be brought to school every day. Your child is encouraged to read at home at least 3 times a week with an adult if possible. Talk to your child about what they have read to ensure understanding, ask them questions about what has happened so far and ask them to predict what might happen next. We also ask for your child’s reading to be logged in their yellow Reading Log, with the date and a short comment to communicate with us that your child has read. When your child has finished their book, they will bring it into school to change it for a new one. If children wish, they can choose their own book from home to read.

The children have a purple home-school link book. Each week you’ll find some of things we have been doing in class as well as what’s coming up the next week, weekly spellings to learn and an activity for your child to do at home. This may be a consolidation activity, an extension activity or a research based activity. This book will be sent home with your child on Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. As a school we also use the app Seesaw to help keep us connected and for home learning purposes. Please sign up to this app, as Home-School link sheets will be loaded up to it weekly. Your child’s Seesaw log-in is in the back of their home-school link book. Your child can respond to the tasks set in the Home-School link book and return it to school as stated above or capture the learning on Seesaw and we will respond to it there. If you need a paper copy of the Home-School link sheet to come home weekly for whatever reason please let your child’s class teacher know.

If you have any questions about Year 5, please speak to a member of our staff on the gate at home-time or contact us via Seesaw or leave a message with the school office.


Autumn 1 Mathematics

Autumn 1 Mathematics

In maths, we used known facts to help us derive answers to other addition and subtraction questions. We really enjoyed using this strategy.

Autumn 1 History

Autumn 1 History

To kick start our teaching on #BlackHistoryMonth2020, Year 5 discussed the importance of celebrating black history. We talked about all the amazing and significant black people we knew and created a timeline of black history. We read the story of Bessie Coleman - the...