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Year 5

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Class Teacher: Miss Barrett
LSAs: Mrs Cross

Summer 1

Please read below for all the fun and exciting topics we will be learning this half term. If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Year 5 team.

Reading at home

We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child but we do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week. Every time your child reads, they will receive a raffle ticket to be in with a chance of winning a prize at the end of the week.

Reading at home doesn’t always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books to instructions of a board game! You may want to choose a book from ‘Christ Church Virtual Library’ which is filled with a variety of texts and audio books for you to read at home for FREE! You will find Christ Church Virtual Library on your ‘Task’ section on Seesaw.

If your child has finished reading their book, they must bring their reading book back into school on a Friday so that the books can 'rest' over the weekend. Your child will then be given a new reading book.


Homework will be given out and posted on Seesaw every Friday with the hand-in date the following Friday. Homework can either be handed in on the paper copy, or on Seesaw. Homework will include spellings and timestable practice. 

Remote learning

If your child is at home self-isolating, work will be provided via Seesaw for your child to complete. This will reciprocate the work being covered in class. Please check Seesaw daily for updates and tasks set.


Our P.E days are Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their full P.E kit on these days. Children will not be getting changed into their P.E kit during school time. 

PE kit consists of: a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black PE pumps. Children may wear black jogging pants and a jumper in the colder months if they go outside. Due to the limited space we have in the cloakroom in our classroom, please can children refrain from bringing in large rucksacks/handbags. They are too big for the pegs and children cannot hang their coats up properly. Thank you for your co-operation with this.

Water bottles
Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day.

Forest Crew
More information coming soon....


This term our topic is Fractions. We are going to focus on adding, subtracting and ordering fractions. It is imperative that the children know their times tables for this, so please keep practising. Please ensure your children are continuing to access their TT Rockstars account through the app/website.

Our novel for the half term is ‘Black Powder’ by Ally Sherrick. We will use this novel to help us write in a variety of genres and embed grammar features. Below is an extract from the blurb.

12-year-old Tom must save his father! He falls in with a mysterious stranger – the Falcon – who promises to help in exchange for his service. But on the long journey to London, Tom discovers the Falcon's true mission – and a plot to blow up Parliament with barrels of black powder.

Tom faces a terrible decision: secure his father's release, or stop the assassination of the king …

This term in Biology we will learn about the Circulatory System including the different blood vessels and study examples of asexual reproduction. In Chemistry, we will continue to explore the different properties of materials and we will investigate these through experiments. In our Physics lessons, we will learn about different forces such as water resistance and explore how the moon moves around Earth.

Our topic this half term is ‘Why do Christians believe that Easter is a celebration of victory?’ We will be learning about the events leading up to Easter Sunday and the implications this has on Christians today.

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth,” Genesis 1:1