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Year 5

We hope you have had a lovely break and are looking forward to Year 5!

Our first term in year five is going to be a busy one, we have so much to learn and so many exciting things planned.

Our topic in school this term is Britain 1837 – 1910 which covers the Victorian and Edwardian periods. The subject areas we will be covering are; History, Art, and Geography. We will be studying what life was like during the Victorian period and we will be learning about how Letchworth was built as an alternative to life in Victorian London.

In Guided Reading we will be sharing some exciting fiction including Varjak Paw by S.F. Said and Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher.  Why not see if you can borrow a copy from the local library to read along with? In our English lessons we are looking at writing in a range of genres including recounts and narratives. We will be focusing on building our vocabulary and grammar.  We are beginning the year with a whole school text, The Journey by Aaron Becker, producing a narrative.


In Maths we will start by learning about Place Value and then developing our skills in using addition and subtraction.  Each week we will have an arithmetic test so you can see how you are improving. 


Your homework continues to be the same as last year; reading at least three times a week, practising your times tables via the Times Tables Rockstars website and learning weekly spellings.


Below are the PE days for each class. Please come into school wearing your PE kits (red school jumper, white polo shirt and plain black shorts or jogging bottoms).


Emerald – Monday and Tuesday

Jade – Tuesday and Thursday

Teal – Monday and Wednesday


We hope you are looking forward to the term as much as we are. 


Mrs Hastings, Mrs Kaur, Miss Stacey and Miss Young

Year 5 Teachers