Year 5

Year 5

Assalamu’Alaikum Year 5 Welcome all to Summer 2!

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Assalaamu – Alaikum!

Welcome to Summer 2!

Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend and rested well

Mash’Allah, we have had a positive start to this term.  It has been great to see how enthusiastic and great learners you have all become, being able to produce work to a high standard and presenting it in a range of quality, imaginative and eye-catching ways. Well done!  You have worked so incredibly hard so far this year so keep it up for the rest of the Summer term.



In English this half term we will be be reading and working on the novel ‘Stormbreaker’ by Anthony Horowitz. They will follow the adventures of a British teenager as he tries to stop a deranged millionaire from inflicting a biological virus on English school children through computers. During our English lessons this term, we will be using a range of Reading and writing techniques such as narratives, notes for class discussion and debate, Written comparisons, writing in role – diary entries and letters.



In guided reading we will be 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 Volume and Roman Numerals.  Children will look at the volume of specific shapes such as rectangular boxes.  They will learn the difference between capacity and volume. In addition, children will convert between different metric units and then between metric and imperial units. Then, they will be solving increasingly challenging word problems related to volume.  Furthermore, children will apply knowledge of Roman numerals to real-life scenarios.


In computing this term Year 5 will be focusing on creating their own interactive computer game on ‘Purple Mash’.  Children will follow a step to step tutorial videos to create a complex game and share with the class.


In science, Year 5 will be learning Physics.  Our topic this half term will be ‘Materials’. Children will demonstrate their knowledge of different properties of materials and classify materials according to these properties. In addition, children will state why an object is made from a certain material and will suggest other materials that would also be suitable. They will use their curiosity to ask questions and investigate the properties of various materials including which materials are good thermal insulators and electrical conductors. Also, children will use reference materials to research the advantages and disadvantages of different materials. Furthermore, children will then apply what they have learnt about properties of materials to design a guinea pig cage. Children will also draw conclusions from their investigations, and present their conclusions in a variety of ways including written and oral presentations.



Year 5 will be studying ‘North America’ in Geography this term.  They will find and locate key geographical features on the map of the USA, they will also understand the key location and features of settlements in USA.  In addition, children will understand the distribution of population across the USA and factors that affect this pattern.  Furthermore, children will become aware of the impact physical features may have on the population distribution and understand the impact of the environment on humans, particularly drought and floods.  Lastly, children will be comparing major cities of USA and United Kingdom.


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 Master Chefs!

Year 5 Master Chefs!

This term in DT, Year 5 children looked at a range of soups which are sold in large supermarkets.  Children were able to use their five senses to identify their appearance, texture, smell and taste.                                In addition, Year 5 children were able...

Year 5 Forensic Experts!

Year 5 Forensic Experts!

Year 5 had the opportunity to become crime scene investigators, on Science day, during the 'Hands on science' Workshop.  Year 5 found out how the police lift fingerprints at the scene of a crime.  Children of Year 5 were very enthusiastic and excited to use the...

Poetic writers of Year 5!

Poetic writers of Year 5!

This term Year 5 have been very enthusiastic about creating their very own Carrot poems for the 'Eat them to defeat them' campaign. They discussed what carrots look like, how they are grown and all the health benefits of eating carrots as well as how it supports our...

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.

Upcoming Events

2:30 pm Parent Meetings
Parent Meetings
Jul 4 @ 2:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Parent Meetings
Parent meetings will be held online.
2:30 pm Parents Evening
Parents Evening
Jul 4 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Parents Evening
Parents evening will be held online.
all-day Reception Class Last Day
Reception Class Last Day
Jul 5 all-day
Reception Class Last Day
Last for Reception class only.
all-day SATS Results
SATS Results
Jul 5 all-day
SATS Results
Year 6 children will find out how they did in their SATS!
2:30 pm Parent Meetings
Parent Meetings
Jul 5 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Parent Meetings
Parent Meetings will be held online.

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