Year 5 2023 - 2024

Miss Drury

Miss Patterson

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Welcome to Year 5! We are so excited to welcome you all back after the summer break. We hope you are feeling well rested and ready for another fantstic year. 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 Autumn 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. 

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 half term we will be focussing on team games. 

This half term we will be learning about: 

Writing: We start by writing a Narrative based on the book 'The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors' by Drew Daywalt. The children will explore their use of writing features such as expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials, speech and similies. 

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Reading: We will be reading 'Varjak Paw' by SF Said paying close attention to understanding how to answer retrieval questions. Children can practise reading at home using their home reading books, or their Lexia or Myon logins. The children will recieve their logins shortly.


Maths: Our topics for maths this term are Number and Place Value: Numbers to 1,000,000, Calculation: Addition and Subtraction, Calculation: Multiplication and Division. 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. 

Place Value -

Addition & Subtraction -

Multiplication & Division - 

Geography: We will be focussing on 'Changes in Our Environment', answering the question: How is our country changing?

Science: This term we will explore Properties & Changes of Materials.In this unit the children will be identifying a range of materials, seperation of materials and reversible/irreversible changes. 

Art: We will be studying Typography and exploring the creation of the letters of a tyepface in an intuitive and fun way.

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 ‘How far would a Sikh go for their religion?'

PSHE: We begin our PSHE unit ‘Me and My Relationships’ where we will think about working together with our peers to work in collaboration and considering what makes good friend. 

Spanish: This term children are learning language around the theme of 'My School, My Subjects', as well as recapping key vocabulary from Year 4. 

Computing: Children will be learning about online safety and how to stay safe when online. 

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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Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School
Rylance St,
Manchester M11 3NA
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