Welcome to the Year 5 class page!

SUMMER TERM 1 – What will we be learning?

English – English this term will be based around the text “The Way of the Wolves”. It is a non-fiction book that explains the lives and behaviours of wolves and their importance to nature and the environment. We will use this text to stimulate writing opportunities including: writing reports, writing in role, persuasive writing and explanations.

In addition to this, children will have handwriting practice and complete discrete grammar and spelling lessons.

Reading - Reading takes place every day in school, in a variety of ways: whole-class guided sessions, individual reading, and during the class text. Vocabulary, retrieval and improving inference are all of high priority, but ensuring your child enjoys reading is the main thing that matters!
Please encourage your child to read as often as possible outside of school. If you need any recommendations, please ask. Lovereading4kids.co.uk is a wonderful website for recommendations but we have a vast selection in school. Remember, comprehension and an appreciation of what you have read is of equal importance to speed and fluency. It is so important that every child has an enjoyment of reading. There is a book for everyone! If you're not sure what your child should be reading next, please come and ask.

Maths - The children will begin this half term by completing their topic on decimals and percentages. Following this they will move onto short topics of perimeter and area and finally statistics.

Keep learning the multiplication tables outside of school; this is very much appreciated. By the end of Year 5, children should be able to recite all (and linked division facts) within 3 seconds. Times Tables Rock Stars will help with this, so ask for your child's login details if you do not already have them.

In addition to this, children will complete a daily 5-a-day recap of various areas of maths that will embed previous learning.

Science – Our science topic this half term is Famous Scientists. We will be finding out all about Sir Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei.

History - Our next history topic this half term is The Railways. We will learn about the impact railways have had on Britain since the invention of the steam engine. We research famous locomotives and what made them special!

Geography – Our next geography topic will be next half term.

Art & Design – Our art topic this half term is Frida Kahlo. We will start by researching the famous artist and what style of art she is most known for. Following this we will start to explore self-portraits and how we can create our own self-portraits in the style of Frida Kahlo.

Computing - Our computing topic this term is Game Creator.

RE - In RE we will be exploring the topic: Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur important to Jewish children?

PSHE - In PSHE we will be following the Jigsaw scheme of work, and our topic is called “Relationships.”

P.E - This is every Thursday, so don't forget to bring the correct kit, ready for this day. This is a white T-Shirt, black shorts and a pair of black pumps. It would be ideal if this kit was clearly labelled and kept securely in a labelled P.E. bag, so that any misplaced items can be returned quickly. Have a pair of track pants and something warmer available as we will be outside as often as possible.

Year 5 will also have Life Skills each Thursday afternoon.


Reading will be the children's main activity that is expected outside of the classroom. If the right book is found, this should not seem like hard work!
Weekly spellings will be provided every Monday and tested every Friday.

In addition, optional Maths & English homework will be set each Monday and this will be due in the following Monday.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

Mr Kulyn, Mrs Thornton and the Year 5 Team :)