Year 5

Year 5

Assalamu’Alaikum Year 5 Welcome all to Autumn 1!

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Assalaamu – Alaikum!

A big welcome to all our new Year 5 children.  We are really looking forward to welcoming you back on Wednesday 1st September. We hope you have had a summer full of fantastic memories and you are now ready to make some more with us! Insh’Allah, you will have an amazing term in Year 5 and enjoy all aspects of learning.



In English we will be reading ‘There’s a boy in the girls’ bathroom!’ by Louis Sachar. We will then move on to reading stories from’One Thousand and One Arabian Nights’ by Geraldine McCaughreanDuring 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, Written comparisons, Writing in role and Poetry.



In guided reading we will be reading ‘Wonder’ by R.J Palacio.  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 Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division.  We will be looking at numbers and their place value to 1 000 000.  Children will make number patterns and rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000.This is followed by exploring addition and subtraction of numbers to 1 000 000. They will begin the unit by using simple strategies to add and subtract, such as counting on and counting back. They will then focus on adding within 1 000 000 and subtracting within 1 000 000. Children will then learn to   multiply and divide 3- and 4-digit numbers by single- and double-digit numbers. Children will learn to divide, giving rise to remainders using multiple methods, including number bonds and long and short division.


In computing this term Year 5 will be learning about online safety and then move on to 2Code, where they will make there own games from scratch. 


In science, Year 5 will be learning Chemistry.  Our topic this half term will be Separating Mixtures. Children will learn about the separation techniques of filtering, sieving and evaporation. They will use sieves to separate materials of different sizes. They will learn that some substances (such as candyfloss) dissolve in water whilst others (such as dried herbs) do not. They will learn that they can separate a dissolved solid from a solution through evaporation of the liquid. They will consolidate and apply their knowledge of the properties of solids, liquids and gases by separating different mixtures. 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 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



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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