Year 5

Year 5

Assalamu’alaikum and welcome to Year 5!

Year 5 Book Character

Assalamu Alaikum

Welcome Back Year 5!

As the sun warms the air and nature awakens, it’s time to embark on another exciting term of learning and growth. Get ready for a journey filled with discovery, laughter, and plenty of opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills!

Together, we’ll explore new concepts, tackle challenges, and unleash our creativity. Let’s make this term unforgettable, filled with friendship, curiosity, and the joy of learning!


In Summer 1, we will be reading ‘Varmints’ by Helen Ward. This is a beautifully illustrated children’s book that gently explores themes of environmental conservation and the importance of community. Set in a once-beautiful countryside now marred by industrialisation, the story follows a courageous young creature who embarks on a journey to restore the natural beauty of their world.  This will be followed by a book called ‘My Big Mouth’ by Steven Camden. This term children will focus on Higer level vocabulary and identifying the audience and purpose of the writing.

Guided Reading

Guided Reading lesson this term, will be based on ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. This story is an engaging and thought-provoking novel that intertwines mystery, adventure, and themes of friendship and perseverance. The story follows Stanley Yelnats, a young boy who finds himself at a juvenile detention center called Camp Green Lake, where the inmates are forced to dig holes in the desert under the scorching sun. During the lessons we will be answering retrieval and inference questions based on the text as well summarising and making predictions.We will also be improving the children’s fluency in reading by reading the text aloud. Each week, we will learn new vocabulary which will improve the children’s comprehension of texts.

Children should be reading at home every day. We have a range of books, in the class and on Bug Club, that the children have access to. Please ensure that they are recording their reading in their reading journals.


This term Year 5 will dive into the fascinating realms of measurements, area and perimeter, volume, and the enigmatic world of Roman numerals. With each topic, we’re committed to igniting a passion for mathematics through hands-on exploration and interactive learning. 


In Year 5 computing, children will embark on a captivating journey into the realm of computer science, mastering the principles of Java, one of the most widely used programming languages in the world. Through structured lessons and hands-on coding exercises, we aim to instill in our Year 5 children a solid foundation in Java programming, preparing them for the ever-evolving digital landscape.


 Living Things

This term, In Year 5 will be diving into the captivating topic of life cycles in science! From the miraculous transformations of plants to the fascinating journeys of mammals, amphibians, and even human life cycles, our curriculum promises to spark wonder and curiosity in every young mind. Through hands-on exploration, engaging discussions, and interactive learning experiences, we’ll unravel the mysteries of growth, development, and reproduction across the natural world.


 Fieldwork and Microclimates Study

This term in geography, Year 5 children will explore the fascinating interactions between geography, vegetation, and climate right within our school playgrounds. Through hands-on data collection and scientific inquiry, they’ll uncover the diverse microclimates that shape our immediate environment. By keenly observing, meticulously analysing, and drawing insightful conclusions, our young scientists will deepen their understanding of the natural world and the impact of microclimates on our daily lives. It’s an exciting journey of discovery that promises to ignite their curiosity and foster a deeper connection to their surroundings.


P.E. will be on Tuesdays.  Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their P:E kit on that day.

Please can children bring a refillable plastic water bottle every day.

Gravity shown with the earth.
Gravity shown with the earth.
Gravity shown with the earth.

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.

Year 5 Staff

Ustadha Gaffar is the captain of this ship, and is working hard to lead you to success in your SATs and beyond!

Hi Year 5! My name is Ustadha Talash. 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!

Ustadha Mughal is our helpful LSA who helps children access the curriculum by giving extra guiding support. 

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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.

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