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Year 5 Information

Spring Term

We are keen for parents to support the children’s learning at home as much as possible. To help with this we produce Topic Overviews for each term outlining our main topics.

Please download our Information Booklet to find out more about the routines and expectations in Year 5. You may also wish to take a look at the Y5 Curriculum Map, which shows you the topics we will be covering in different subjects over the course of the year. Please talk to us if you would like more information.


Optional Homework

No Nonsense Facts


Mr Jones

5.1 Giraffe Class

Mrs Boswell

5.1 Giraffe Class

Mrs Foster

5.2 Zebra Class

Mrs Koster

5.2 Zebra Class

What's been happeningYear 5

Space Day

We had lots of fun celebrating the end of our topic with a Space Day. The children came dressed in some great costumes. We played some games to develop our teamwork and communication skills, as well as doing some coding on the iPads. We also had a go at making paper rockets which would be propelled by air blown through a straw.


What's been happeningYear 5


We have been learning about perimeter. We placed string around the outside of a shape and cut it when it met the point at which we had started. We then gathered these pieces of string together and compared them to see which objects had the longest perimeter and which had the shortest. Our next step was to use a ruler to measure the pieces of string to find out how long the perimeters were in cm.


What's been happeningYear 5

Lunar Cycle

We have been learning about the lunar cycle. We looked at the different ways the moon appears to us and why this happens. We then used Oreos to recreate this pattern.


What's been happeningYear 5


We worked together in small groups to act out and describe the movement of the sun, earth and moon in relation to each other. One person was the sun, who stood in the middle, while they were orbited by a rotating earth. At the same time, the moon was orbiting and rotating the earth.


What's been happeningYear 5

Water Resistance

We enjoyed conducting an investigation into water resistance. We created different shapes out of plasticine, dropped them into a funnel of water and timed how long they took to reach the bottom. We discovered that more streamlined shapes were quicker to reach the bottom. We also spent some time evaluating the investigation and discussing what improvements could be made.


What's been happeningYear 5

Multiplying Numbers

We have been busy learning efficient written methods that we can use when multiplying numbers. We have looked at how we can use both an expanded and compact method to reach an answer. When working out on whiteboards, we have talked each step through with a partner making sure we explain the place value of each digit as we go.