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Year 5 – 5PN and 5S

Welcome to our Year 5 information page


5PN are taught by Mrs Price and Mr Novkovic

5S are taught by Mrs Seal

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Birkby, Mrs Willison and Mrs Bamford

P.E.      Monday & Wednesday (No kit - no PE!)

Home Learning: Set on a Thursday, hand in by the following Tuesday (unless other instructions are given). Complete in the book provided unless otherwise stated.

Home Learning will relate to class learning and will include a maths task, a literacy task and a history/geography/science task. This is in addition to the expected reading, spellings and times tables practice. 

Spellings: Given on a Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday


In Year 5, we aim to make each day an enjoyable learning experience, and guide the children to have high expectations of themselves, their peers and the teachers. We reinforce and extend the learning and develop a growth mind-set. The children in year 5 are given every possible opportunity to reflect on their learning and will become more positive about what they know and what they need to do, in order to succeed. There is a real emphasis on being independent learners and children who feel very proud about their achievements.

We aim for every child to have a positive attitude to school and go home full of enthusiasm about what they have learnt that day.


We have planned an exciting curriculum for the year:

During the Year, a carefully planned Curriculum (using government objectives) gives children the opportunity to enjoy their favourite subjects through history or geography, which then drives the literacy and other cross-curricular learning.

TERM 1 & 2: Let’s Fly South America. (Geography based) Location of South America and physical geography of South America, including the understanding of: biomes (rainforest); rivers and the water cycle; mountains; volcanoes and earthquakes.  Living things and their life cycles and movement of the earth and moon (Science) to explain day and night, seasons and the tropics.

TERM 3 & 4: Fight for England! (History based) The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for England to the time of Edward the Confessor.

Looking at the initial raids and invasions by the Vikings and the resistance by the Anglo Saxons; further Viking invasions and the Danegeld; Edward the Confessor and his death  in 1066; Battle Abbey and the final fight with the Normans.

TERM 5 & 6: Mysterious Maya (History based) Studying a non-European society as a contrast with British History.

Finding out who the Maya were, when and where they lived through time lines and maps. Exploring how the Maya lived, their culture and beliefs and the historical evidence that gives us the information. Finally, comparing the decline of the Maya and the end of the Vikings (UK) around AD900.