Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

What would you do if you met a Jabberwock?

As Artists we are drawing in abstracts in the style of Kandinsky and Klee.

As Geographers we are looking at the effects of global warming.

As Scientists we are looking at the ways that different animals and plants reproduce..

As mathematicians we are…

…learning to add, subtract and multiply fractions.

…represent fractions as decimals and  percentages

As Authors we are…

…planning our own poems which we will then perform.

…reading Floodland and looking at the effect rising sea levels would have on a community.

Home Learning

Please try to hear your child read to you for at least 10 minutes each day, then record this in their Home-School contact book. These should be brought to school every day. Those whose books are signed at least 4 times each week will be entered into a draw for a prize at the end of term!

There will also be 10 spellings and a times table to practice each week.

Core Learning


Term 4 

  • Identify ways of encouraging friendships
  • Use simple strategies to modify my mood positively when I need to.
  • Take an interest in the positive qualities and interests of others and compare them to my own.

Dates for the Diary



A reminder to parents that the full balance for camp is due no later than the 15th February.  Without this payment your child’s place is not guaranteed.

There will be a meeting on the 4th April 3.15 – 3.45 for all parents and children to discuss camp and  questions/concerns you may have.  A reminder will be sent out about this nearer to the time.

Term 3 Enquiry

Why Do Some Creatures No Longer Exist?

During Term 3, our Enquiry will have a science focus. We will be learning about variation amongst species and adaptation of animals for survival. We will also be classifying animals and plants based on their   characteristics as well as planning and conducting a scientific investigation.

Term 2 Enquiry

Has there ever been a better time to live?

As it is the centenary of the end of the First World War, we will be learning in depth about WWI. Our class text, ‘Poppy Field’ explores the role of Flanders field in the war. However, we will also be learning about other significant historical events that have taken place in and around Bristol.

Term 1 Enquiry

What’s Really Out There?

We are going to start the year learning about the Solar System. The children have already excitedly researched the planets in order to create their own fact files. We’ve also discussed what we already know about our Solar System and we’ve thought about what we’d like to learn. As the term progresses, we might even get to experiment with rocket making.


Displays and Children’s Work
Take a look at some of our work and sometimes us in the classroom. You are always welcome to come into school and take a closer look. You can see from the displays in our classrooms the variety of topics we cover. As the year progresses, the displays change. By July, you will be able to see the whole range of subjects we have covered. Our Working walls help us learn – the content builds as the term progresses.