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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


5 Craufurd – Mrs Roberts

5 Field – Miss Law


Along with Mrs McVeigh and Mrs Perks


Spring 1


Important dates this half term


  • Friday 1st February - Movie night!
  • Friday 15th February - Trip to Cadbury World



Our topic this half term is: The Forgotten Temple


Cutting through the rainforests in search of lost Mayan artefacts and temples.

The children will be transformed into explorers and inventors during this half term's topic!

Join us in exploring the Maya Civilisation, including their religion, number system, writing, masks, jewellery and helping us to understand the discovery of chocolate (along with a trip to Cadbury World!)






Our Talk 4 Writing module this half term will be based on the text 'Kidnapped!' The children will be taken on an adventure with this short story, exploring the text and writing a suspense filled story of their own! Alongside this, we will be teaching key spelling and grammar rules and conventions central to the teaching of writing in Year 5. Children will also be given a set of spellings to learn every week and will be tested on a Monday.



This half term we will be working on multiplication and division calculations, fractions, decimal numbers and percentages, as well as problem solving and reasoning.

Throughout our topic work we will also be looking at the Mayan number system and trying to build number sentences using pictorial numerals!
Children are encouraged to revise their table facts at home.


Mathletics homework will be set every Friday, related to the work we have been doing in class that week! Mathletics passwords were given out at the beginning of the year. If any children are missing their details, please come and see Miss Law for a replacement password card.



Our PE days will be on a Tuesday and a Thursday and children should always have their PE kit in school on these days.




Doing some extra work at home can really help with our work in class.

Try to read every day at home. If your child is good at reading independently, you can ask them for a summary of the plot on the days you don’t hear them read. Talk about what you have read and have a competition to guess what might happen next. It is fine to work as a team - it can be fun to read a sentence or page each if it is a challenging book that they are desperate to read.

Optional tasks: - A fun Mayan website with lots of useful information, including some games!




Embracing the fullness of life, embedded in a Christian ethos of caring and sharing.