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Welcome to the home page for 5W! 

Mr Walsh is the class teacher for this year, with Mrs Phipson providing support in Year 5, with the children also being taught sometimes by Miss Akhtar or Mrs Curtis.


Year 5 have made a truly impressive start throughout the autumn term; they have proved themselves to be hard working, conscientious and polite members of St Edward’s school. We are settling in to our new classes well, showing superb teamwork and kindness towards everyone.



During the Autumn term, our topic is Ancient Greece! We will look specifically into the Geography of Greece, the importance of the Ancient Greeks in History and all of the fantastic stories and myths that originate from Ancient Greece! So far this half term, we have studied the book 'FArTHER' by Grahame Baker-Smith, using our inference skills to pull apart the book and give points of view about the text. We have compared this book to the popular Greek myth 'Icarus and Daedalus' and we will be reading more amazing myths throughout this half term and even write our own!



In Maths, we will work on the following objectives in Place Value:

  • read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1 000 000 and determine the value of each digit  
  • count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1 000 000
  • interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero
  • round any number up to 1 000 000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000
  • solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above
  • read Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals


Religious Education

In Religious Education, we are studying Creation, including the stories of Genesis and creation stories of other cultures. Thinking about God's creation, we are coming to realise how important our role is within the world, being responsible for caring for his creation. We are also thinking about the gifts and talents that God has created us with and how we can use them to care for the world around us. Also this half term, we will focus on our Gospel values, which are 'Generous and Grateful', thinking about how we can live these values out in what we say, what we do and how we treat others. 



In Science, we are studying Properties and changes in materials! So far, we have grouped materials based on their properties by testing them for properties such as Buoyancy, electrical conductivity and transparency.



Our historical unit of work will focus on one of the most fascinating civilisations in history as we discover who the ancient Greeks were. We will learn about when the ancient Greeks lived, how they lived in their separate city states, how their armies lived and fought, the gods they worshipped on Mount Olympia and much, much more.  Art links will include Greek pottery design and comedy and tragedy masks.   


Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school.

Indoor kit: Blue shorts, white t-shirt with school logo and black pumps.

Outdoor kit: Blue tracksuit/jogging bottoms and trainers.

All clothing and footwear should be clearly named. All jewellery must be removed for P.E. and long hair must be tied back.


Y5’s homework rota is as follows:

Your child has a home reading book and record. Please hear your child read at home on a regular basis. When your child has finished their book, please sign your child’s reading record and they can change their book.


Spellings will be handed out on a Thursday and will usually follow a pattern / rule or may be from the National Curriculum word lists. Please help your child to learn the spellings by writing them into sentences and by using 'LSCWC' (Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check). They will be tested on a Thursday before the new list is handed out.


English and Maths homework will be set on a Friday and to be returned on a Thursday (to allow for the work to be marked).

Please also encourage your child to learn all of the times tables (up to 12x12) and their related division facts. This will help your child in several aspects of mathematics.

Parents presentation 2019

Curriculum Overview for 2019-2020

Year 5 Educational Visit to Safeside information

Optional Y5/6 Homework Menu