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Odd socks and Pudsey ‘Merch’ for school on Friday

Welcome to the Year 5 learning page!


         Eiffel Tower     Forbidden City   Machu Picchu     

    Miss Kimber and Mrs Raines          Mr Haynes and Mrs Hazell          Mrs Worrall and Mr Phillips              


Welcome to Year 5!


This term, our curriculum focus is The Victorians, which will link into learning in Art (William Morris) and Music (Christmas Carols).  This topic will continue into Term 3, when we will focus on inventors and inventions from this period. Our English lessons will be based on Street Child by Bertie Doherty, telling the story of a young boy during Victorian times.  

In Maths, we are deepening our understanding of the four operations.  We will explore fractions and learn how to calculate perimeters and areas of compound shapes.  We continue to use and apply our understanding to problem solving and reasoning activities.

Over the course of the term, a self-portrait made from 4 different techniques and media will be created during Art lessons.  In Music, we will explore repeated motifs and samba rhythms.  We will know what crotchets, quavers and minims are and explore written methods of notation.

We will be continuing to develop our knowledge of Computing using different software to advance our programming skills.  E-safety is a core part of all our learning using technology.

Our language will remain as Spanish, expanding our knowledge of months and birthdays and finding out about pets.

Our RE lessons focus on the nature of God and worship for different people, asking big questions about faith.

We will be introducing Outdoor Learning on a Thursday afternoon for the children to investigate and experience their environment.  Children will need to bring in suitable outdoor clothing separate from their PE kits.  The timetable for Outdoor Learning is as follows:

Terms 1 and 4 Eiffel Tower

Terms 2 and 5 Forbidden City

Terms 3 and 6 Machu Picchu


Homework and Spellings

Children must complete at least three tasks from the topic homework list by half term. Maths is set on Fridays to be in for the following Thursday.

Spellings will be sent home weekly for a test on Friday. Spelling lists and other documents can be found on this page.


Children all have Times Tables Rock Stars logins where they can practise their times tables.


Useful websites: 


Here is a photograph taken in the centre of Maidstone. Can you work out where? Take a photograph showing the same place. How are they different? Tell your teacher for lots of house points!

Super Historian challenge: using the clues in the photograph, can you give a rough estimate when it was taken. Check with Mrs Worrall!

Here is the maths homework for the week commencing Monday 11th November 2019. It is due in on Thursday 14th November..

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


You will need your PE kit in school on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Generally, Eiffel Tower and Machu Picchu have PE on Wednesdays.  Forbidden City on Fridays.

All children should read regularly to an adult at least three times a week and have their Reading Records signed by the adult. Children that do not read at least three times will attend Reading Club on a Monday and Wednesday at Lunch time.

Our class assemblies are held on Wednesdays at 2.45. Marie Curie: 30th January Winston Churchill: 6th March Bobby Moore: 13th March