Year 5

Hello and welcome to Class 11 and 12! We are a cohort of brilliant and hardworking Year 5 children and our teachers are called Mrs Cassidy (Class 12) and Miss Groves (Class 11). We will be taught by Mrs Beri on a Tuesday morning in Class 11 and on a Friday in Class 12. Mrs Rowe will also be supporting the Year 5 cohort.


In English we will be reading the book ‘Beowulf, Grendel and the Dragon’ by Mick Gowar to link with our Topic. We will be writing character descriptions and a diary entry based on the characters in the book. We will also be taking home our weekly Year 5 spellings to learn. We will be working hard to develop our grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and presentation.

Guided Reading

Guided Reading will be taught on a Tuesday morning. The children will be given a selection of activities to complete in their Reading Diary and these will be checked during the Guided Reading session. The activities will help the children develop key Year 5 skills such as drawing inferences, predicting, summarising and asking questions about the text.


Our Topic is Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. We will be learning all about this time in history and exploring who the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons were and the effect they had on life in Britain today. We will also be making our own Viking boat models.


In Maths we will look at place value. We will order numbers and represent them in a variety of ways. We will also look at what happens when you round numbers. We will recap addition and subtraction exploring how the two are linked by looking at the inverse. We will also apply our learning to word and reasoning problems


In Science we will be looking at living things and their habitats. We will learn about the process of reproduction and the life cycles of plants, mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. We will explore reproduction in different plants, including different methods of pollination and asexual reproduction. We will learn about different types of mammals and their different life cycles.


P.E will be taught throughout the year and will usually be taught on Monday for Class 12 and on Tuesday for Class 11. We need to make sure we bring our full P.E kits into school on Monday and leave them in school throughout the week. There may be unscheduled P.E activities that take place at different times during the week and we need our P.E kits ready so we do not miss out.

We are looking forward to another fun year! Watch this space for lots of interesting and exciting updates about our work in Year 5!