Year 5

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Mr Freeman
Class 11 Teacher
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Mrs Blake
Class 12 Teacher
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Mrs Locke
Class 12 Teacher

Welcome to Year 5

We are all looking forward to a great year in Year 5! We have lots of exciting activities and events throughout the year, some of which are listed below.

The teachers in Year 5 are; Mr Adam Freeman (Class 11), Mrs Sarah Blake and Mrs Julie Locke (Class 12).  Mrs Blake teaches Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs Locke teaches Thursdays and Fridays.  Mrs Davenport is the teaching assistant in class 11 and Mrs Blatchford is the teaching assistant in class 12.


Year 5 have had whole class instrumental tuition with Somerset Music Service on Thursday mornings for 10 weeks during the autumn term.


Our literacy topic for the spring term will include short stories, letter writing and fables. Guided reading, spellings and grammar will continue to take place during the week.

Regular reading at home is essential. Children who read at least four times a week make the most progress with their literacy in school - please encourage them to read and sign their logs too!


We are using the White Rose scheme in year 5. In the autumn term we completed units on place value; addition and subtraction; statistics; multiplication and division and area and perimeter. In the spring term we moved on to formal methods for multiplication and division involving larger numbers and look at fractions, decimals and percentages. In the summer term we will look in more detail at decimals, the propeties of shapes, position and direction and finally volume.

Quick recall of times tables is crucial to our maths work in year 5 and so the children will practise their times tables daily. In addition, there be a weekly times table test. As they progress through the tables the children will need to answer more questions correctly within the time before they can move up to the next level.


The school is continuing to use both MyMaths and Times Table Rock Stars this year. We have found the children have loved using these websites or apps both at home and at school.


Our science topic for the spring term is Forces and in the summer term propeties and changes of materials and all living things and their habitats. 


Each week in class we look at a new spelling rule - sometimes this will be a revision of a spelling rule from year 4. The children have ten spellings to learn at home and there will be a spelling test each Monday using these words.  The children will have weekly spelling homework which includes an activity linked to the spelling words and a handwriting task.  Throughout the week at school, the children complete a SACAWAC sheet focusing on tricky words that they will use throughout their writing. 


Below is a timetable of when homework is given out and expected back in. Please ensure your child has completed their homework within the given time.


- Spelling test

- Spelling homework due back


- Class 12 Reading Logs checked


- Maths homework completed

- New spelling homework set


- New maths homework set (My Maths or Times Table Rock Stars Activity - to be completed online)


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