Year 5

Welcome to Year 5's class page.

Beginning of Year Meeting

Maths Calculations Parents' Guidance

English Information- Year 5 and 6

Here is a summary of what we will be learning in summer term one. 


In Summer 2, we will be reading Radiant Child -The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat By Javaka Steptoe


Somewhere in Brooklyn, a little boy dreams of being a famous artist, not knowing that one day he would make himself a king.

Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. However, before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games, in the words that we speak and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat's own style introduces young readers to the powerful message that art doesn't always have to be neat or clean - and definitely not inside the lines - to be beautiful.

Each week, our reading lessons will focus in a new short reading text, covering a range of text types that link to our learning across the curriculum. We will develop the six key reading skills (VIPERS) - Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval, Summary as well as improving fluency and prosody. 

Writing Outcome:
To write an information text about Jean-Michel Basquiat suitable for an art gallery.
Greater depth writing outcome:
To plan own structure and layout for an information text about Jean-Michel Basquiat suitable
for an art gallery.


Year 5 Summer Key Recall Facts (KIRFS)


Calculating with whole numbers and decimals

Mental strategies to add and subtract involving decimals
Formal written strategies to add, subtract and multiply involving decimals
Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 involving decimals
Derive multiplication facts involving decimals


Use cube numbers and notation
Estimate volume
Convert units of volume

Problem Solving

Negative numbers and calculating intervals across zero
Calculating the mean
Interpret remainders
Investigate numbers: consecutive, palindromic, multiples

Science - Human Growth

Children learn about life processes in other living things and differences in their life cycles in Year 5 Module 4 Plant and animal life cycles. Lessons in this module focus on the stages of the human life cycle, from birth to death including puberty in girls and boys.

Puberty teaching to be delivered by the school nurse team.

 Geography- Greece


·       Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region in a European country (e.g.Greece)

·       Economic activity: the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

·       Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and GRAPHS , and digital technologies.

French - Les vêtements   (clothes)

Computing - Micro:bit

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

Clip blocks together and predict what will happen. Make connections with previous programming interfaces they’ve used, e.g. Scratch.
Create their own images to make the animation and recognise the difference between ‘on start’ and ‘forever’.
Recognise blocks they’ve used previously, identifying inputs and outputs used and make predictions about how variables work.
Choose appropriate blocks to complete the program and attempt the challenges independently.
Break a program down into smaller steps, suggesting appropriate blocks and match the algorithm to the program.


My happy Mind- Relate


This Module is all about building positive relationships.

 Financial Literacy- Canon Popham Fiver Challenge

The Fiver Challenge, from Young Enterprise is a free national enterprise programme providing children, aged 5-11, a highly interactive and fun way of developing core enterprise and financial education skills, including problem solving, confidence, creativity and teamwork. The products made by Year 5 will be on sale at this year's summer fair.


Christianity: What is the best way for a Christian to show commitment to God? 

Learning Objectives: We are learning to understand how Christians show their commitment to God and
to evaluate if there is a best way.


PE will be on Fridays- Athletics


Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their P.E. kit and have their uniform in order to change into after the lesson. If your child wears earrings, these must be removed or provide tape to cover them.


Navy/Black shorts
White polo shirt or t-shirt (N.B. This should be a different polo shirt to any worn as part of the school uniform)

(for gymnastics, a black leotard may also be worn).


Tracksuits will be allowed for outdoor games in cold weather; these should not be in team colours/fashion brands.

Trainers should be worn which are robust, sturdy and intended for exercise and not fashion.

Art- Textiles (to be completed)


DT- Framed Structures

Examples of frame structures include a leaf, skeleton, spider’s web, tent, slide and kite.

Triangulation is the main method of strengthening frame structures.

The square frame is unstable.

Corners can be strengthened by the addition of diagonal gussets.  




Maths- Given out every Wednesday  to be handed in by the following Wednesday.

Week days – Reading homework – 15 mins each day signed in the home reading record books – 20 times a month reading homework is expected in Key Stage 2. Books will be checked every THURSDAY.

Reading records must be returned to school on THURSDAY morning.

If you have any questions, worries or concerns please contact me using the class email:

Thank you.

Mrs N. Clemitshaw &  Mrs H. Mumford