Year 5

Year 5

Assalamu’Alaikum Year 5 Welcome all to Spring 1!

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Assalaamu – Alaikum!

Welcome back Year Five. I hope you have had a truly magical holiday spent with family and far far too much food! You have worked so incredibly hard so far this year so keep it up as we enter the spring term.



In English this term we will be focusing on the story by Dave Shelton called ‘A boy and a bear in a boat’. This is an enthralling story of the growing friendship between a boy and a bear.  We will then move on to reading ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna. This beautifully illustrated picture book introduces a powerful and moving
perspective on migration. Told through the eyes of a young girl, the story explores the unimaginable decisions made as a mother and her two children who are forced to flee their home and everyone they know to escape the turmoil of war.   During our English lessons this term, we will be using a range of Reading and writing techniques such as narratives, character profiles, notes for class discussion and debate, Written comparisons, writing in role – diary entries, letters – and Poetry.



In guided reading we will be 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 topics will be fractions, decimals and percentages.  Children will begin to learn how to subtract fractions that are different, finding common denominators and subtracting mixed numbers and improper fractions. Children will then begin to multiply fractions by whole numbers and multiply mixed numbers by whole numbers. They will be solving word problems that require multiple steps and bar model representations. In addition, children will be exploring decimals. They will learn to read and write decimal numbers. This is followed by comparing decimal numbers to find which is greater and smaller. Children then add and subtract decimals before turning decimals into fractions and rounding decimals to the nearest whole number and decimal position. Furthermore, children will be comparing quantities and exposing percentage as an amount out of 100. Children will then convert fractions to hundredths, both by expanding fractions and by simplifying them.


In computing this term Year 5 will be focusing on projects using ‘Lego WeDo’ .Children will follow a step to step guide to create a Robot Arm, a Spider, a Snow Plough and a Caterpillar.


In science, Year 5 will be learning Chemistry.  Our topic this half term will be ‘Types of change’. Children will explore dissolving and will use the terms solute and solvent. They will use evaporation to recover dissolved solutes and will recognise that these are reversible changes. They will also recognise that mixing and changes of state are reversible changes. Children will be introduced to examples of irreversible changes such as burning candles and other fuels, heating some materials and mixing bicarbonate with acid. Working Scientifically, children will use evidence gathered from their own and others’ investigations into dissolving and evaporation to draw conclusions and offer explanations. They will apply previous understanding about melting to predict and investigate which substances will melt. They will plan, carry out and review a complete investigation related to the action of acid on bicarbonate.



Year 5 will continue to study History this term.  They will continue to learn about The Anglo-Saxons and The Vikings. The children will learn how the Roman Britain become Anglo-Saxon England, the legacy of the Vikings, Anglo Saxon and Vikings relationsip, compare the lives between the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings and what they left behind.Children will carefully select relevant historical information, considering different viewpoints or thinking about possible bias.  


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






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 third 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!

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!

Latest Year 5 News

Read the balanced arguments of the debaters’ in Year 5!

Read the balanced arguments of the debaters’ in Year 5!

This term, Year 5 have worked incredibly well and produced some great writing, which incorporated all the features of a balanced argument.  Please have a look at Year 5's balanced argumnts on whether 'Just so Stories' should be read in schools.

Chromebook for Students September 2021

Chromebook for Students September 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian Iqra Primary School will be loaning chrome books to all our pupils. It is important that each child has their own chrome book so they have access to their online classroom and are able to complete their homework. Please note that reception and...

Year 5’s Islamic Calligraphy!

Year 5’s Islamic Calligraphy!

This halfterm Year 5 have been looking at diffrent types of Islamic Art.  They have sketched their very own 'Tughra' using Islamic calligraphy and floral designs.  It has been very exciting to see their unique designs and perspectives on Islamic Art. We look foward to...

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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