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Year 5



Our class teacher is Mrs Docherty and our teaching assistant is Miss Timms!


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Here's what Year 5 will be learning this half term:


Year 5 have settled into Spring term 2 brilliantly! 


Although we have finally seen an end to home learning (at least for now), Chestnut class have settled back into class well - it's like they never left!


In Literacy they are currently looking at the book 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers, thinking carefully about the return to school and being part of the school community. We are concentrating our learning on poems and writing emotive letters to the people we love most. During Math, Year 5 have just dived into the world of percentages, looking at their link between fractions and decimals, then will be moving onto developing strategies to find percentages of a number.


Within topic, Year 5 are learning about Tudor Women and the impact they had on the Tudor dynasty and in science they are learning about living things & their habitats - specifically, reproduction in plants. They will soon be investigating the reproduction of asexual plants!


During art, we have looked at tessellation patterns and will continue to explore pattern making using a range of different media towards the end of the term. Our PE topic this half term is netball and the class have already begun to practice different throwing techniques. 


Check out some of the fun we've been having with our learning in school and at home!




How your child can support their progress at home



  • Ask your child about their individual targets. All children should be using vocabulary to support the reader (full stops, capital letters, commas and more!).
  • Read through your child’s homework with them to ensure it makes sense before handing it in. 
  • Encourage your child to use a variety of vocabulary in their writing to make it more interesting.
  • Practice spellings every week and put them into sentences.
  • Read with your children daily and write in their reading record.



  • Ensure your child is confident with their times tables – this will support all areas of mathematical learning.
  • Ask your child daily what they have learnt in mathematics and see if they can explain the method they have learnt.  This will help to consolidate their learning.  It is also important that your child can apply their knowledge to word problems.
  • Use TT Rockstars and SAM Learning to encourage hands- on learning.



Research their current topic in science and see if there are any cool experiments to do at home!

History/ Geography


Research their current topic in history or geography and help them to understand where these events would go on a timeline



We are learning about Judaism, so you could help them research more about the religion.



Explore a range of music with your child to see which they are most interested in.  You can also look at the origins of the music.