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Year 5



Our class teacher is Mrs Docherty and our teaching assistant is Mrs Bowers


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

Year 5 have had a great first term settling back into school!

We have lots more learning continuing over this next half term on the run up to Christmas! In English, we are starting off training to become apprentices for the Sanctuary of Fabulous Beasts, whilst studying Ernest Drake's Monsterology Handbook. We are using our knowledge of mythical creatures to improve our sentence structure, carefully thinking about coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.

During Math, we are moving on from division and multiplication, to mental and formal methods of addition and subtraction, and problem solving skills. Our topic this half term is Geography focused and we will be carrying out a comparison study between Spain and the UK. 

During the rest of the term, Year 5 will be learning Football skills in PE, challenging eye-witness accounts within RE and carrying out lots of experiments in Science looking at 'changing materials'. 


Please keep checking our class page for pictures of our learning and up to date messages from the class!


Check out some of the fun we've been having with our learning!




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.