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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!

During Term 4, we will study the classic poem "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes.  In Geography, we will be developing our map skills in preparation for our main Rivers theme during the summer.

In Maths, we will combine our understanding of fractions with percentages and decimals, exploring the links between them.  We continue to use and apply our understanding to problem solving and reasoning activities.

Our Science focus will be Forces, exploring air and water resistance as well as gravity and magnetism.

We will be continuing to develop our knowledge of Computing using different software to learn digital literacy such as using spreadsheets.  E-safety is a core part of all our learning using technology.

Our language will remain as Spanish.

Our RE lessons focus on Islam, exploring the Five Pillars.

We have Orienteering on a Thursday afternoon for the children to investigate and experience their environment.  Children can wear their usual outdoor PE kit for this activity.  The timetable for Orienteering is as follows:

Terms 1 and 4 Eiffel Tower

Terms 2 and 5 Forbidden City

Terms 3 and 6 Machu Picchu


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 avilable 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 character's 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 hestitate 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. 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.  All children have a login to Spelling Shed, where they can work on their set spellings and play spelling games. 



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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