Welcome to the Year 5 class area

  • Your teacher in Year 5 is Mrs Dewhirst who is supported in class by Mr Holland
  • Spelling assessments take place on Mondays
  • English (grammar)and Maths homework will be given weekly to be handed in on Wednesdays
  • A termly Science Project will be given at the start of each half term.  
  • PE will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays  so you will need to make sure you have your PE kit in school on that day.
  • Our library day is Tuesday and children are welcome to change their library books on this day
  • Children are expected to read (any type of reading, variety is encouraged!) at least 3 x per week
  • Regular times tables practice at home is also expected.

Summer term 1


We will be looking at the text ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ and writing newspaper reports. Our spelling and grammar focus will continue to be based around the correct use of apostrophes, different ways in which to add and punctuate parenthesis, as well as continuing to use relative clauses within sentences.


Within Maths this half term, most of our work will be based around deepening the children’s understanding of the four written operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We will continue our weekly basic skills lesson (usually on Fridays), where basic methods are revisited and reinforced for those who require it (alternative independent problem solving activities are undertaken by children not requiring basic skills work).

As ever it is vital that children are continuing to practise their passport facts and assessments will take place as regularly as possible.

Our Science unit ‘What would happen if there were no sun?’ will focus around the Earth Sun and Moon. We will be thinking about seasons and climate as well as the planets and moons. 


Learning Challenge

This half term we start our new Learning Challenge topic of ‘How did the early Islamic Civilisation impact our lives today?’ 


http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z4rhfg8 - Video about Mahommed al-Khwarizmi; http://www.storyofmathematics.com/islamic_alkhwarizmi.html - Written information about Mahommed al-Khwarizmi;


http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/people/albucasis.aspx - About Al-Zahrawi: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/people/ibnalnafis.aspx  and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_al-Nafis; - About Ibn al-Nafis (explained correctly the movement of blood in the body); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avicenna  - Ibn Sina (medicine and healthcare); http://www.1001inventions.com/media/video/clock - Al-Jazari: Book of Knowledge of Mechanical Devices; Women's Contribution to Classical Islamic Civilisation: Science, Medicine and Politics - Ibn al-Haytham: the ‘first physicist’; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJGur3pGc6Q - Al-Idrisi the great mapmaker; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3x6twQZlcA - BBC video clip;

http://www.grouporigin.com/clients/qatarfoundation/chapter1.htm - Arab Science- A journey of innovation.



The children are starting to look at Sacred Writings within RE. They will learn to identify the sacred text for each religion and think about why they are so important.