Year 5

Year 5

Assalamu’Alaikum Year 5 Welcome all to Spring 1!

Year 5 Book Character

Assalaamu – Alaikum.

Spring 1!

Welcome back to what we know will be a slightly different Spring term but hopefully we can continue our ‘Online Learning’ and make it as fun-packed as possible.  I am sure you all will do your absolute best Insh’Allah.

Don’t forget you can keep safe by staying at home as much as possible and washing your hands too.  Being at home is the safest place for you and I encourage you to be kind, sensible and helpful to those around you as it can be challenging and difficult at times for us all.  Rest assured, working together will be the best way forward. 


What we are learning this Term


In English we are reading ‘A Boy and A Bear in a Boat’ by Dave Shelton, which explores how weather and other natural environmental factors have an effect on people’s lives. Followed by ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna.  During our English lessons this term, we will be using a range of writing techniques such as writing in role as a character, note taking, script writing, poetry, letter and story writing.



In year 5 we are reading ‘Oranges in No Man’s Land’ by Elizabeth Laird .  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 and comprehension skills. 

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. 

All Year 5 children have access to Bug Club, where they have been allocated a range of reading books. Please speak to me if your child does not have regular access to suitable reading material at home.  



This term in Maths our topic is Fractions, we will be working with more diverse problems involving fractions, including dividing and multiplying fractions by whole numbers.  We will start off by adding and subtracting mixed numbers and improper fractions, we will then begin to multiply fractions by whole numbers and multiply mixed numbers by whole numbers. This will lead to solving word problems that require multiple steps and bar model representations.



In computing this term Year 5 will be learning how to code using Scratch. They will follow the presentations to complete Maths investigations.


In science, Year 5 will be learning Biology.  Our topic this half term will be Life Cycles.  Children will learn that plants and animals have life cycles and that reproduction is a part of this cycle. They will recognise that each life cycle has distinct stages but these can vary between speciesYear 5’s will be using secondary research to develop their understanding of life cycles in different species. They will draw conclusions from investigations, and present their conclusions in a variety of ways including written and oral presentations. which will enhance their learning and their curiosity.



Year 5 have been studying History this term.  They have been learning about how and why the Anglo-Saxons came to Britain.  They have also been learning about the Sutton Hoo and the Staffordshire Hoard treasures.  Children will carefully select relevant historical information, considering different viewpoints or thinking about possible bias.  


P.E. will be on Tuesdays at 15:00-15:45. Please ensure that your child has logged on to google classroom for their P.E session.

Online Learning Expectation

1. Pupils are on time for registration and are ready for learning.

2. Chromebooks are charged.

3. Cameras on and microphones off.

4. Pupils are wearing their school jumper/cardigan.

5. Pupils have a notebook, pencil and a good attitude towards learning.

Insha’Allah if all the above are implemented, then hopefully we can Insha’Allah have a successful term of online learning.




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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