Welcome to Year 5!


Our classroom is a fun, welcoming place to be! This year, Year 5 will be exploring a wide range of interesting learning activities that will enhance their academic and social development, through an engaging, diverse and creative curriculum. Our aim is to ensure that all pupils achieve their full educational potential. 

We have high expectations and a strong focus on English and mathematics. In addition to English and mathematics, our pupils study science, computing, history, geography, religion, music, art and design and the importance of healthy living through our sporting activities. 

Our class teachers are Miss Couldwell and Mr Richardson. The other adults that work in our classes are Miss Gayle, Miss Notice, Miss G and Miss Mills. 



5CC: Mondays (PM) and Thursdays (PM)

5JR: Mondays (PM) and Fridays (PM)

Autumn 1: Our topic this term is Ancient Greece and our English text is Percy Jackson and the Lightning Theif by Rick Riordan. We will be exploring Ancient Greek traditions and how they have contributed to society today, as well as writing alternative endings.

Autumn 2:  Our topic this term is Benin and our English text is Journey to Jo’burg by Beverly Naidoo. We will be looking at Africa as a continent and focusing on the Apartheid and how it affected those who lived there. We will be making predictions, writing diary entries and exploring dialogue. 

Spring 1: Our topic this term is Bake It and our English texts are Tuesday and The Man Who Walked Between The Towers. We will be experimenting with different recipes from different cultures, as well as writing instructions and writing newspaper reports- based on our picture books. 

Spring 2: Our topic this term is Mission Mars and our English text is Holes by Louis Sachar. We will be combining our knowledge from our science topic - Earth and Space, to create a Mars Rover to explore the surface of the Red Planet.

Summer 1: Our topic this term is Water for Everyone and our English text is Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick. We will be focusing on how water is treated for consumption as well as  how our planet is affected by adverse weather conditions. 

Summer 2: Our topic this term is Vikings and our English text is Beowulf and poetry. We will be learning about Viking traditions, beliefs and myths - focusing on different styles of poetry - odes, free verse and rhyming couplets.