Year 5 2023 - 2024

Mrs Drury

Miss Patterson

Spring 1, Week 1 – Welcome to Spring Term! – Nursery's Blog

On this page you will find information about current topics, news, updates regarding special events and Knowledge Organisers corresponding to the relevant topics for the Spring Term. 


Homework is used to consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding. Pupils will all have been given a home reading record and reading book. Please make sure these are brought into school every day. By Year 5, we expect children to be reading at home at least five times a week and fill in their reading record to reflect this. They are allowed to fill in their own reading record, however, where possible you should be listening to your child read throughout the week.  

Other homework will be set electronically for pupils on Monday using Google Classroom. If pupils do not have access to an electronic device at home, please let your teacher know so that paper-based work can be sent home. The website below is the Google Classroom support link which will help pupils to log into their Google Classroom accounts if you are experiencing any problems.

Pupils have been given their login details to access our school learning apps at home. They can use Lexia and the MyOn e-library to revise their reading skills, while Mathletics and Time Table Rockstars can be used to practise their mathematical skills and times tables.

Below is a table of the suggested amount of homework children should be completing each week. We hope that doing homework little and often can become part of your routine at home. Please get in touch with your teacher if your child doesn’t know how to log in to any of your accounts.


10 minutes

5 times per week


5 minutes

2 times per week

Times Tables

5 minutes

2 times per week


15 minutes

1 time per week

Wider Curriculum

15 minutes

1 time per week



PE is on a Tuesday and children are expected to come into school this day wearing appropriate PE clothing (e.g. white t-shirt, shorts and trainers). This term we will be focussing on net & wall (tennis), attacking and defending. 

This half term we will be learning about: 

Writing: We start by writing a Discussion Text about the Vikings, answering the question 'Would the Vikings do anything for money?'. Following on from that we move onto writing meeting tale where we will be focusing on the dialogue between characters. This will be inspired by the short novel 'Odd and the Frost Giants' by Neil Gaiman. 

Kids' Book Review: Review: Odd and the Frost Giants

Reading: We will be reading 'A Long Walk to Water' by Linda Sue Park paying close attention to understanding how to answer extract information from the text to use as evidence and also identifying key words within the text. Children can practise reading at home using their home reading books, or their Lexia or Myon logins. The children will recieve their logins shortly.

A Long Walk to Water: International Bestseller Based on a True Story :  Park, Linda Sue: Books

Maths: Our topics for maths this term are Statistics (Graphs), Fractions, Decimals and Percentages: Fractions and Properties of Shapes: Geometry. Please see the links below to help support your child with their maths learning. They should also access matheletics as part of their homework to support their development in maths. It is extremely important that the children are confident and fluent with all times tables and continue to access Times Table Rock Stars to support their recall. 

Fractions - 

Interpreting Line Graphs -

Properties of Shapes - 


History: We will be focussing on the Vikings, answering the question: Would the Vikings do anything for moneyAs part of our history unit the children will also be taking part in a Viking workshop in school. 

You can access lots of great videos about the Vikings on the following link - 

Science: This term we will explore Forces. In this unit the children will:

  • explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  • identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  • recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect

Art: We will be studying Mixed Media, Land and Cityscapes.

Music: Year 5 will continue taking part in an African drumming workshop every Thursday with our specialist percussion teacher. 

Religion & Worldviews: We will be learning about Sikhism and answering the enquiry question 'Are Sikh stories
important today?'

PSHE: We begin our PSHE unit ‘Valuing Difference' and 'Being My Best'.

Spanish: This term children are learning language around the theme of 'My Home' and 'Clothes'. 

Computing: Making 3D games (similar to pac-man)

If you need to contact us about anything, or have any questions, you can contact your class teacher using the email addresses below. 


Mrs Drury & Miss Patterson

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Manchester M11 3NA
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