Year 5 (Rowan, Hawthorn, Hickory & Juniper)


Year 5 will be using the book ‘Tuesday’ by David Wiesner to help support us in our writing this half term. We will be writing setting descriptions, poetry and newspaper using this text.

In reading, we are using the text Potkin and Stubbs by Sophie Green.


This half term we are learning about number and place value as well as the four operations. We will be representing, comparing and ordering numbers to 1 million and looking at Roman numerals. We will be continuing with our work on Times Tables Rock Stars each day.


Year 5 are learning all about Animals Including Humans. As part of this topic, we will be looking at the human lifecycle and the changes that occur through our lives.  


This term our topic is Crime Scene. In this topic, we will be looking at how to solve a crime scene using scientific methods such as chromatography. We are hoping to go on a visit to the university to support us with this topic later on in the term.


In RE we will be discussing the importance and impact that God has on Sikhs and Christians. We will also be looking at religious ceremonies in the Sikh and Muslim faiths.

Please find the homework section for the Y5 web page. 

What can your child do at home?

  • Please allow your child the opportunity to read to you at home. They should be reading 3 times per week. 
  • Encourage your child to complete their weekly My Maths homework. 
  • Children should be encouraged to practise their spellings each day to support them with their weekly spelling test.
  • Support your children in practising their times tables. Children should be able to recall all times tables up to 12 x 12.