Year 5 2019 - 2020

Mr Gibson

Year 5 teacher
Phase leader
Assistant Head

We wish you a warm welcome to Year 5 and look forward to working with your children this year. 

Within 5G, the teaching staff are Mr Gibson, Mrs Jamodu and Miss Jones. In 5M, the teaching staff are Miss Miller and Mr Wall.

During the Spring term, we will be studying 'Investigating Biomes'. This will involve learning about climate zones, vegetation belts and different kinds of biomes. It will also look at their impact upon each other. There is a knowledge planner attached on this page for this topic. It would be appreciated if you have any spare 1l or 2l plastic bottles, we could have these to support creating our own 'Biomes in a bottle.' 

In English, we will be studying Northern Lights by Philip Pullman and learning how to write our own Journey Tale. In Science, we will be learning about reversible and irreversible changes and creating soloutions and mixtures. Children will conducting an artist study around the work of Gustav Klimt who is famed for his decorative pattern work. 

Children will require their PE Kit on a Monday for their PE lesson – this needs to be in a bag and includes a suitable pair of trainers to allow for activities to take place. PE kits will stay in school throughout the half term. 

All children have been given a science and geography knowledge organiser to support with their studies. They are uploaded on this class page and have also been sent home with the children - it is important for children to learn the facts from them and the key vocabulary to be able to support their learning. 

All of the children are given home reading books to read at home. It is important that you listen to child reading at home at least 3 times per week for 10 minutes and children can record this in their reading records. It will be helpful to ask your child questions about the text your child has read. Having an adult listen to them reading will benefit your child immensely and help them to make excellent progress in reading. Home reading diaries are excellent ways of communicating progress/concerns regarding your child’s reading between parents/guardians and staff in school and we look forward to using them effectively with you. Children can also use Lexia at home to help boost their reading skills and the app is widely available from all app stores.

Children need to continue to practice their times tables knowledge at home so that they are completely confident in the use of their facts up 12 x 12 and can apply them in their Mathematics. They can use Times Tables Rockstars and Mathletics to be able to support learning within these areas at home.

Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be expected to be returned by the Monday. In addition to this, spellings will be given out on a Monday, and then will be tested on a Friday.

Using the internet at home to help further research the topics the children are learning about at school would be a great aid for the children’s learning. .

Please feel free to come and speak to us at the beginning of the day or on the door at the end of the day.


Mr Gibson and Miss Miller

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Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 989 2999

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