Year 5

Year 5

Assalamu’alaikum and Welcome to all new children and parents for this academic year!

Year 5 Book Character

Welcome to Year 5 – Earth Class

As-salaamu- alaikum.

A warm welcome back to the start of a new academic year.

In shaa Allah you all had an enjoyable break. We are look-ing forward to the year ahead. Year 5 is an important year as it leads into the last year of primary school and the end of primary school tests. We aim to move the children on in their learning through practical and engaging tasks and plenty of discussion and sharing of ideas!

Meet the Teacher

It was great to meet many of you recently in the ‘Meet the Teacher’ session. Thank you for attending the meeting and Insha Allah you found this session informative.

I have added the Power point here for those parents who were not able to attend.

Please have a read through and speak to me if there are any questions.

What we are learning this Year/Term


This term we will be reading the book “There is a girl in the boys bathroom” by Louis Sachar. We will be working on story writing, recounts and play scripts. The children will participate in discussions, presentations and debates based on the themes in the


In numeracy we will be focusing on place value including:

  • Reading writing , ordering and comparing numbers to at least 1 000 000 and de-termining the value of each digit.
  • Rounding any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000
  • Solving practical problems involving place value.

As children progress into the upper years of Key Stage 2 it is vital for them to have a quick recall of their times table up to the 12 times tables.

Please help your child to learn these at home. We will carry out regular times tables tests in class.


This term we will be focusing on e-safety and coding. We will teach children the importance of staying safe online. They will also learn to recognise that different viewpoints can be found on the web and to critically evaluate information online.


In science we will be learning about forces. The children will learn that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity. We will learn about the effects of air re-sistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces as well as recognising that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.


This term our topic is Islamic civilisation. We will learn about the significance and importance of Baghdad in helping to build and shape this early civilisation and examine how and why it developed into such a major world power. In addition to this they will find out about the House of Wisdom and some of the influential people who worked and studied there.


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

There's a boy in the girls bathroom book
Sir Issac Newton studying the apple and gravity.
Gravity shown with the earth.
Image of a mosque in Baghdad.
Image of Baghdad.

Year 5 Staff

I am Ust. Djelladj. This will be my fifth year working at Iqra. I have taught Year 5 for the past two years and I am  currently the Year 5 teacher. I am looking forward to the year ahead and hope that it proves to be a fantastic year for your child. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any concerns or questions.

Ust Aziz has worked as an LSA at Iqra for over 2 years. She supports the learning of children on a one to one basis and is currently working with a child in Year 5.

Latest Year 5 News

Pizza to go!

The excitement in the Year 5 children had been building over the last few days and eventually the time had come for them to make their very own pizza! The children started off by making the dough (from scratch!) and leaving it to rise. They chopped their own toppings...

Year 5 get Bike Smart!

Year 5 had great fun on Friday, taking part in a cycling obstacle course as part of Road Safety Week. This year the theme was Bike Smart and all the children had chance to show the control they had over the bikes.  The children also wrote  road safety stories and made...

Is there a dog in this book?

Year 5 were fortunate to meet Vivian Schwarz, the author and illustrator of Is there a dog in this book? We have been reading this book as part of our Power of Pictures project,  working with picture books. The children were able to draw their own...

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.


Homework will be given out on Friday and will be collected in on Tuesdays.

  • Spellings
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

The homework will consolidate work taught in class over the week.

We will read in class daily, as part of our guided reading sessions and visit the school library once a week.

It is also important that your child reads at home everyday and completes their reading record.

Please listen to your child read and ask them questions about their current book.

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.