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Winning House Team

Winning House Team

Year 5


In Year 5, we focus on working hard and playing hard. We are determined to always try as hard as we can at everything, both in and out of the classroom, and be resilient learners who aren’t afraid of challenges. By working together, being respectful and tolerant, and having a positive attitude and growth mindset we know that together we can achieve our goals. We take pride in everything that we do and always try our best to shine! 



We are starting our year focusing on Early Islamic Civilisations in history and Materials in science, before moving on to exploring Forces. In Spring, we will be learning about Earth and Space and the Tudors, investigating some local history links with the War of the Roses. In the Summer term, we will be learning about the rainforest environment and also developing our understanding of World War One, including local links, and the impact this had on the world. 



We set homework each Friday to be completed by the following Friday.


This will be set on Google classroom and will include:

  • Reading: At least 3 reads per week (preferably daily), recorded in reading records. Reading records will be checked on a Friday.
  • TT Rockstars: As regularly as possible, we would encourage children to access this daily for 5 minutes. 
  • Spellings: Spelling Shed will provide information and games linked to spellings and spelling patterns covered in class. 



Reading is incredibly important for the children to be able to access all areas of their learning. As a result, we are working hard to encourage our children to develop a love of reading, both in school and at home.


In school, we have daily whole-class guided reading sessions and daily reading of the class book. Twice a week, we enjoy ‘reading for pleasure’ sessions, where the children have the opportunity to read a variety of different material, including non-fiction, poetry, magazines and newspapers. The children are also encouraged to share their reading with their classmates and enjoy looking at books together and reading to each other. Every fortnight, the children also get to visit our school library and borrow books to take home. 


PE Days

Our PE days are Mondays and Fridays.


However, we like to ensure the children are always prepared. Please ensure indoor and outdoor PE kit is in school from Monday to Friday and that all items are clearly named.


Useful websites


TT Rockstars:

All the children have a TT Rockstars account which we would encourage them to access for 5 minutes each day to develop their knowledge of the multiplication tables.


Spelling Shed:


All the children have a Spelling Shed account, with access to games and information linked to the spellings and spelling patterns covered in class. 


BBC Supermovers:

We use BBC Supermovers and GoNoodle frequently in class, offering the children active brain breaks and opportunities to learn. 


Year 5 Curriculum Document