Year 5 2023 - 2024

Mr Bull


Welcome to Year 5!

Mr Bull and Mrs McFetridge

Summer Term 2023 – 2024

Our whole school Learning in Context theme is:

Migration: Incredible Journeys

Migration: what next for the UK? - Theos Think Tank - Understanding ...

 Class Dojo is a great way for us to keep in touch with you. We post regular photos of the work we have been doing in school and share any messages that need to communicated with the whole class. There is also the option for you to upload things you've been doing at home.  It's always great to see what you've been up to!



The Lost Happy Endings

A magical tale about what happens when, one night, a wicked witch steals the happy endings to bedtime stories. 

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The key skills we will be focusing on are:


Use of expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely

Describe settings, characters and atmosphere

Integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action

Use of inverted commas and other punctuation to punctuate direct speech


Shared Reading

This half term, Year 5 will be reading the text: Jinnie Ghost


    Jinnie Ghost by Berlie Doherty (9781845073282/Paperback) | LoveReading 


 Jinnie whispers dreams to children as they sleep. She brings Charlotte's dolls to life, makes Amy's carpet bubble with frogs and toads and conjures up a giant to carry Joe away shoulder-high to his castle in the sky. But the break of dawn takes Jinnie away...and the children wake to a new day, brushing wonder from their eyes. 



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This half term, Year 5 are focusing on:


 Percentages: Write percentages as fractions. Solve problems with percentage equivalents.

Statistics: Solve sum, difference and comparison problems using line graphs

Geometry: Find missing lengths in rectangles. Describe, identify and represent shapes following translation or reflection. 



This half term in science, we will be focusing on the topic ‘Forces’.


Types Of Forces - Electrostatic Force | Spring Force | Physics


Explain and demonstrate how levers work

Explain why objects fall to Earth

Invetsigate the impact of air resistance

Investigate and explore the effect of friction on different materials

Explain and demonstrate how a pulley works


World Knowledge

In Year 5, we will be focussing on developing our understanding of the Vikings


Thanet Press Releases: Local mariner turns artist | Ship art, Viking ...


We will be asking:

Why have the Vikings gained such a bad reputation?

How did the Vikings try to take over the country and how close did they get?

Raiders or settlers: how should we remember the Vikings?


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Year 5 PE is on a Friday afternoon.   Please can all the children come into school on this day in clothes and shoes that are suitable for PE.


Summer Term 1: Athletics and Cricket


Things to remember in Year 5:

  • P.E. Friday with Mr Coleclough
  • Homework set on Wednesday due for the following Monday
  • Spelling Test on Wednesday 
  • Five reads a week with reading diaries due in on Monday.
  • Times Table Rockstar practise each week set alongside homework
  • Home read books are changed throughout the week
  • Monday reading diaries in for guided reading

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