Year 5

Year 5

Assalamu’alaikum and welcome!

Year 5 Book Character

Assalamu Alaikum.

Welcome back to Autumn 2

We have an exciting term ahead! We will be performing our class assembly which is based on the Seerah. The children will perform a play based  on the signs before the birth of the Prophet, peace and blessings upon him. We will also be visiting the IMAX at the science museum to watch a  3D documentary about ‘Our Planet’ which is connected to our topic about Earth and Space. In our Design and Technology lesson,  all the children will be able to design and create their own bags.  We will be working especially hard in Maths, English and Guided Reading to prepare the children for their  last year of primary school. 

 Please speak to me if there are any questions.

Ustadha Djelladj 



Our English lessons this half term will be based around a poetry book, ‘Cosmic Disco ‘ by Grace Nichols and a classic  fiction book, ‘Just So Stories’ by Rudyard Kipling.  Cosmic Disco has a selection of poems which are based around nature which allows children to see the beauty in nature around us. We will be using descriptive language , smilies and metaphors to describe nature to  write our own poems. We will be writing balanced arguments about  Just so Stories as well as writing our own story based on those in the book. We will focus on the children’s stamina for writing as well as their use of a range of punctuation and grammar features which will make their writing more interesting to  the reader.  


 Guided Reading 

Reading is an important skill which will help your children in many aspects of their learning. In guided reading this term, we will be reading Holes by Louis Sachar. As well as reading fluency, the children will work on their comprehension skills – understanding the text and answering questions. We will learn how to effectively use  retrieval and inferring skills to answer questions.  Each week, the children will learn new vocabulary which will help them to understand the text and can also be used in their writing.

Children should be reading at home everyday. We have a range of books, in the class and on Bug Club, that the children have access to. Please ensure that they are recording their reading in their reading journals.


This term we will be ]earning how to  use a variety of methods, including: number bonds, column methods and the grid method to solve multiplication and division problems. We will be learning how to multiply by 2-digit numbers before beginning to divide by 10, 100 and 1000. The children will learn to divide, giving rise to remainders using multiple methods, including number bonds and long and short division. We will also be working on  word problems by using bar models to represent the problem and  multiple steps and a variety of operations to solve the word problem. Please ensure that your chidlren are completing their homework on IXL. 


The children will use Scratch Maths  to create repeating patterns. This  starts with the very basics of programming in Scratch. This module introduces pupils to the key computational concepts of sequencing, repetition, algorithms, debugging and definitions as well as linking to symmetry, angles and negative numbers through building repeated patterns. In module two, we will  focus on  creating different drawings using the pen tool such as roman numerals and regular polygons, introducing pupils to initialisation, expressions and randomness as well as consolidating earlier concepts.   We will also be using spreadsheets and databases to collect and analyse information


The children  will learn about the Solar System. They  describe the movement of Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in our Solar System. They will describe the movement of the Moon relative to Earth and describe the Sun, Earth and the Moon as approximately spherical bodies. The children will use the idea of Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky. They will also have the opportunity to find out about how ideas about the solar system have developed and changed over time. Working Scientifically, children will have the opportunity to plan an enquiry using a shadow stick and look at changes over time. They will take accurate measurements of the shadows formed, decide how to record them and present their findings. They will also identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute changing ideas about the Solar System.


In geography,  we will learn about the different world climates,  biomes and vegetation. The children will learn about longitude and latitude and their relevance to time zones. The children will use atlases to learn about the difference in climate zones in countries around the world. The will learn about biomes and vegetation belts. 


P.E. will be on Mondays and Thursdays Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their P:E kit on these days.

Please can children bring a refillable plastic water bottle everyday.




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

Year 5 Staff

I have been working at Iqra for a number of years as a key member of the team. I have gained valuable experience working mainly in Year 5 and 6. I have a keen interest in teaching maths and as Maths Lead I am dedicated to making a positive impact in the standards achieved in maths across the school. 

Hi Year 5! My name is Ustadha Talash, and I am a new member of staff at Iqra Primary School this year. I look forward to getting to know you all this academic year, support you in your learning and overall make every day at school an enjoyable one.
One thing you need to know about me, is I love to read, so I’m ready for any book recommendations you can send my way!

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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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