Year 5

Year 5

Assalamu’Alaikum Year 5 Welcome all to Autumn 2!

Year 5 Book Character

Welcome to Year 5,  Assalaamu – Alaikum.

A warm welcome to all Year 5 children and parents to Autumn 2. 

Hope you all had a restful Autumn break and are looking forward to all the learning planned for this term.             

What we are learning this Term


In English we will be reading ‘Cosmic Disco’ by Grace Nichols, which combines poetry with the science of the stars and the universe. Followed by ‘Just so Stories’ by Rudyard Kipling.  During our English lessons this term, we will be using a range of writing techniques such as poetry and contemporary narrative.



In year 5 we will be reading ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar.  We will be focusing on children’s understanding of the texts.  This will include learning new vocabulary and understanding its meaning, which will then support them to use it correctly in their writing.  We will also retrieve and record information to improve their performance. 

It is important that your child also reads at home everyday. Please listen to your child read and ask them questions about their current book.  We encourage children to read a wide range of books. Please speak to me if your child does not have regular access to suitable reading material at home.  Children are able to join local libraries which are free.



This term in Maths, we will begin to work with prime numbers and determine what makes a number prime or composite. After this, we will work with square and cube numbers before moving on to multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000. When multiplying, children are encouraged to use a variety of methods, including: number bonds, column methods and the grid method. Year 5 will then move on to multiply by 2-digit numbers before beginning to divide by 10, 100 and 1000. Year 5 will also have access to concrete materials throughout to improve their visualisation and mental skills. 




In computing this term Year 5 will be learning how to use 2Code to make their very own  Spider catch game.  They will then move on to Lego Wedo, where the Year 5 class will explore, create, and share their scientific discoveries as they build, programme, and modify projects.



In science, Year 5 will be learning Physics.  Our topic this half term will be Earth and Space.  Children will describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system. They will use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky. Year 5’s will be researching, carrying out experiments and investigations which will enhance their learning and their curiosity.



Year 5 will be studying Geography this term.  We will be learning about Human and Physical geography.  We will be using geographical skills to locate places and describe features and to interpret a range of sources of geographical information.  Year 5’s will also be looking at different kinds of climate around the world.


P.E. will be on Monday and Tuesdays. Please ensure that your child has the correct P.E. Kit and suitable footwear.


Our topic this term in DT is Textiles. Children will be selecting the tools and applying the practical skills and techniques.  They will design and make their very own shopping bag.



Gravity shown with the earth.
Gravity shown with the earth.

Year 5 Staff

Some of you will know me very well as I have supported some of you in your learning in previous years. I am really looking forward to seeing some of those familiar faces this academic year.

For those of you who haven’t encountered me very much, my name is Ustadha Gaffar.  This will be my second year of teaching the Year 5 Class.  I have a very keen interest in football and for those who don’t know, I’m a huge fan of Liverpool football club!

Ustadha Haque has been working at Iqra for some time and has years of experience teaching children.

Ustadha Shelton is always on hand helping individual children achieve their potential. smile

Latest Year 5 News

Parent’s Meeting 1st-4th December

Parent’s Meeting 1st-4th December

  Dear Parents, Due to Covid restrictions, parent meetings will be held online.    Please make a note of the timing you have booked to meet your child's teacher. If you have forgotten the time(s) you have booked for your child(ren), click on the original...



  To start the term we will be focusing on writing stories in the role of a character.  We will then move on to poetry. Children will read a collection of poems which they will annotate. We will also be creating stories from different characters viewpoints during...

Science Day

Science Day

Year 5 celebrated Science Week with a day packed with science activites.  They made catapults from mashmallows (forces) and created a lava effect using oil and water. They also made board games which looked at engineering and the channel tunnel....

What can you do to Help?

  • Ensure homework is completed and handed in on time.
  • Ensure your child learns their times tables and spellings and practises them regularly.
  • Listen to your child read regularly and discuss the book they are reading.
  • Ensure your child has a good night’s sleep and a filling breakfast before coming to school.

If there are any questions or worries relating to your child please do not hesitate to speak to me.

Thank you in anticipation of your support this term.

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