Peel Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 2BP

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North Borough Junior School

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Welcome to the Year 5 learning page!


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 Steve Irwin     Florence Nightingale   Sherpa Tenzing   

Miss Smith and Mrs Harvey          Mrs Jones and Mrs Myers          Mr Cornell and Mrs Taylor             


Welcome to Year 5!


Topic homework will be given out each term and will contain a choice of activities for your child to complete with you. Please choose at least three to complete each term. Topic homework can be brought in at any time throughout the term and will be shared with your child's class. House points will be given out as a reward for effort and quality.


Spelling homework is now completed online using Spelling Shed. Click here to find out your child's spellings.
Spelling Shed
There will be a new spelling assignment set each week, linked to the spelling patterns your child is studying in school. Your child's username and password are stuck into the front of their reading record. There is a spelling shed app available for a small fee however it is free to play in your device's web browser.

Aim to play on Spelling Shed for 5 mins every day.

Your child will be tested on their spellings weekly in school.


Times Tables Practice

For times tables practice, your child will need to log on to times tables rockstars. This is set to Auto Training Mode and the tables they practice are automatically matched to your child's ability when they play in Garage mode. Click here to practice your times tables

Your child has their username and password in their reading record. If you are having difficulty logging in, make sure you have selected North Borough Junior School as there is another Northborough school. As with Spelling Shed, The TT Rockstars app is available to download for a small fee but it can be played for free in your device's browser if you prefer.

Aim to play on TT Rockstars for 5 mins every day but we would like you to play for a minimum of 10 minutes a week. 

Your child will be tested on their times tables weekly in school.



We expect you to listen to your child read a minimum of three times a week but preferably every day. Aim to spend around 10 - 15mins listening to your child read and asking them questions about the text to check their understanding. Were there any words they didn't understand? How do they think the characters were feeling? Why did they act that way? What do they think might happen next?
This reading needs to be recorded in your child's reading record book and signed each time. Please mention the pages read and if the book has been completed so that we can keep track of your child's reading. There are prizes that children can earn for reading, such as stationery, books and in-school treats. The more times you read each week, the better the prizes to be won!
 Reading Record

Top Tips for Successful Home Learning

With reading, spelling and times tables, the key is to practice little and often - every day if at all possible, but if not, certainly try on week days. This has far more impact on your child's progress than spending an hour or two once a week.

Find a time which works best for you and your family and try to establish a routine. Some find it best to do homework as soon as they get home, others just before bed or even first thing in the morning.

If you have any concerns, difficulties or questions around homework, please do not hesitate to talk to your child's class teacher.


Homework and Spellings

Children must complete at least three tasks from the topic homework list by half term. 

Spellings will be sent home weekly for a test on Friday. Spelling lists and other documents can be found on this page.  All children have a login to Spelling Shed, where they can work on their set spellings and play spelling games. 




Our day to visit the library is Wednesday. Remember to bring your library book to school on this day.

Our class assemblies are held on Wednesdays at 2.30. 

Steve Irwin: Wednesday 15th March

Florence Nightingale: Wednesday 22nd March

Sherpa Tenzing: Wednesday 1st February 

Year 5 Curriculum Overview


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6


Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and Division



Multiplication and Division


Decimals and Percentages 

Decimals and percentages

Perimeter and Area




Position and Direction



Negative Numbers

Converting Units



English – Text Focus

 Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit

Non fiction Natural Disasters


Street Child by Berlie Doherty

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce


The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan 

The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

 Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Play scripts and poems.

Journey of a River 

River poetry

The City of Ember by Jeann DuPrau


Properties and Changes to Materials

Properties and Changes to Materials

Earth and Space


Living Things and Their Habitats

Animals, Including Humans


Concept Maps

Online safety



Word Processing


Game creator

3D Modelling

History and Geography

Natural Disasters



Local Area



Art and DT



Earth and Space

Automata Project

Cooking - Pancakes

Identity project 

Cooking and Nutrition



John Adams

Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Shepherd's Pipe Carol

Victorian carols


The Planets Suite

Movie Music


Ravi Shankar

Folk songs and tunes

Understanding Faith

Why do some people believe God exists?

If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship?


What would Jesus do?

What would Jesus do?

What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?

What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?


Peer Pressure

Black History Month


First Aid

Looking out for Others

LGBTQ+ Month


Image Sharing

Autism Awareness Month


Inclusion and Acceptance




Tag Rugby












La Casa Tudor

(The Tudors)

Tienes una mascot?

(Do you have a pet?)

Los Planetos

(The planets)



Mi casa

(My home)

¿Qué tiempo hace?

(What is the weather like?)