Year 5

Year 5 

The Y5 class is taught by Mrs Tracey Radley and supported by Mrs Vanessa O'Shea (Monday to Thursday) and Miss Emma Latus (Friday).

Autumn Term 2017

Our topic for this Term is Harry Potter.


Class texts:  ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by J K Rowling and ‘The Christmasaurus’ by Tom Fletcher.

Writing descriptions of characters and settings to reinforce the use of basic sentence punctuation including the use of commas for clauses.

Writing non chronological reports on mythical creatures from the wizarding world.

Reading comprehension



Idea of Jesus as the Messiah and how this influences the behavior of Christians.

Investigating the concept of light in the  Christmas story.



Draw, read and interpret line graphs.

Read and interpret tables and timetables.


Multiply and divide whole numbers using knowledge of tables.

Multiply larger numbers using standard method of multiplication

Divide using the ‘bus stop’ method of division

Multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000

Investigate factors, including common factors

Investigate prime numbers, square and cubed numbers


Measure and calculate the perimeter of rectilinear shapes

Estimate and calculate the area of regular an irregular shapes


Using mathematical thinking to solve problems linked to Harry Potter and Christmas


Children will have two  PE sessions each week - one indoors and one

outdoors - on Monday and Friday.  They will also have a shorter yoga session usually on a Thursday.


This half term children will be

taking part in music lessons with Mrs Brown and French lessons with Mrs Fuca.

  Friday Mornings

Parents are welcome to come into class on Friday mornings from 8.40-8.50 to read with their child.

If you have any questions/worries, please do not hesitate to talk to us. Most things can be sorted out easily but if you need longer, we will make an appointment for you.

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In year 5, children are still expected to read LOTS! All children should read at home 5 times a week preferably with an adult. This could be their school reading book, listening to a story read by someone else or sharing a favourite book. All are equally valuable. Reading should be recorded in the reading record book with any relevant comments/observations.

Children will also be expected to complete a weekly maths activity and learn a list of spellings.