Year 5

Year 5

Assalamu’Alaikum Year 5 Welcome all to Summer 2!

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Assalaamu – Alaikum.

Summer 2!

I hope you all had a great Eid and a rested half-term break.  Inshallah, you are all ready to carry on with your great work in the last term of Year 5. 


In English we will be reading the first novel in the Alex Rider series ‘Stormbreaker!’ by Anthony Horowitz. We will then move on to reading ‘The Matchbox Diary’ by Paul FleishmanDuring our English lessons this term, we will be using a range of Reading and writing techniques such as Diary entries, Letters, Reflective first person narratives, Character profiles, Notes for class discussion and debate, Text for graphic novel adaptation, Written comparisons, Autobiographical writing, Non-Fiction writing, Writing in role, Poetry.



In year 5 we are reading ‘Coraline’ by Neil Gaiman.  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 Area and Perimeter followed by Volume and Roman Numerals, we will be finding the perimeter of a polygon constructed from other polygons and look at constructing shapes with the same perimeter but a different area. This is followed by looking at the volume of specific shapes such as rectangular boxes and learn to convert between different metric units and then between metric and imperial units.Children will then learn to write Roman numerals to 1000, determining rules to apply to the written number and apply this knowledge of Roman numerals to real-life scenarios.



In computing this term Year 5 will continue to learn how to use and write formulas on spreadsheets. 


In science, Year 5 will be learning Chemistry.  Our topic this half term will be Materials. Children will compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, response to magnets and electrical and thermal conductivity. They will give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular use of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic. Children will work scientifically by classifying materials in different ways and explaining their classification criteria. They will have planned, carried out and interpreted an investigation in trying to answer a question about the most suitable material for a given function.



Year 5 will be studying History this term.  They will be learning about The Islamic Civilisation. The children will learn how Baghdad was 1,200 years ago when it was the thriving capital of the Muslim civilisation. They will also learn that it was home to the House of Wisdom, an academy of knowledge that attracted brains from far and wide. From mathematics and astronomy to zoology, the academy was a major centre of research, thought and debate in Muslim Civilisation.  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 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



Year 5 have been focusing on the virtue 'compassion' and have looked at how Umm Ayman (radiallahu anha) showed compassion towards others.  Year 5 wrote poems about Umm Ayman and how she showed her love towards the prophet Muhammed (salalhu alayhi wasalam).  In...

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...

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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