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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!



Miss Bain

Miss Calpin

Mr Ferrier


Teaching Assistants

Mrs Faulkner

Mrs Akhtar

Mrs Wilcoxson

Miss Daniels


In English we are writing portal stories, focusing on different types of portals, where they can take us and why we might want to go through a portal. We will also be looking at poetry, focusing on speaking and listening, structure and the different features of poetry.


Look out for some of the children's writing on class dojo! If you are not signed up as a parent, please ask your child's teacher.



This term we are focusing on multiplication and division, decimals, fractions and percentages. We use 'Power Maths' to explore these topics, and make sure to explore concrete, pictorial and abstract ways of thinking.


Please ask your child's teacher how you can support your child's learning in Maths this term.



During Spring 1 we are going on a quest to 'Alchemy Island'! We will be learning all about different geographical features, scavenging for gems and solving the riddle left to us by the mysterious alchemist. In Spring 2 we will be moving onto 'Allotments', looking at plant growth, wildlife and farming in the UK. We will have the opportunity to grow our own vegetables and look at what is important to consider when growing fresh food. 



This year we have 2 PE slots each week on:

  • Wednesday (all year groups)
  • Tuesday (5F)
  • Thursday (5B and 5C)


Can you please make sure earrings are not worn on these days. Your child should have their 'Team St James' t-shirt, dark shorts or leggings and trainers. 



This year we are focusing on 3 areas for home learning; reading, spellings and times tables. We expect the children to read everyday and bring in their reading records signed. Times tables are set on Times Table Rock Stars which the children can access using their own usernames and passwords. Spellings are set each week and are practiced every day in school. 





Spring Spellings

Spring Spellings 1