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 Year 5


Mrs E Chamberlain - Teacher

Miss C Miller- TA

 Our home learning document can be downloaded below. Children's login information has been sent home separately. Please stay healthy whilst school is closed and we will see you soon!

Spring term 2020!

A very warm welcome to our Year 5 page. We are raring to go in 2020 with lots of fantastic learning experiences planned.

In our Religion lessons this term, we will be learning about:


We will be looking at the work and mission of inspirational leaders and will be exploring how Dioceses continue the work and mission of Jesus including ecumenism -the word used for promoting unity among Christian churches.



The Eucharist is a memorial of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross, through which Christ gives his body and blood for the salvation of all people and provides hope for the future. We will be looking at how memories are kept alive and considering how The Eucharist keeps the memory of Jesus' sacrifice alive and present in a special way.



We will look at the transforming energy of the Holy Spirit and discover how Pentecost is the celebration of the gift of the Spirit's transforming power.



Please encourage your child to go onto the following sites to support their learning: (Your child's log in information is inside their reading record) 

The children will have times-tables tests 3 times a week and will have a short test at the end of each module that we’ll be learning.  The end of module tests indicate which children need a little bit more of a boost and invited to join a maths booster group.

During Spring term, we will be learning about the following areas of maths:

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions
  • Decimals and Percentages


Please try to listen to your child read every day for 10 minutes. This should be followed by a discussion of the text. Please then update your child’s reading record book each time you hear them read including books they choose from home. You can record aspects they found difficult or if they particularly enjoyed it. Please ensure your child’s reading book and record are in school every day so we can hear your child read as often as possible.

We will be reading a range of different texts throughout the year, both through our topic work and also our story time and reading for pleasure opportunities. Ask your child what our current class book is!


Our creative curriculum topic is entitles 'Our Roots' and is all about our global world and migration. We will be looking specifically at the countries of origin of the families of children in our class and comparing them to our locality in Rochdale. Please look through your child's Learning logs for some ideas on how to support your child's topic learning this term.

After half term, we will be looking specifically at the Kingdom of Benin from AD 900-1300.

Using this topic stimulus, we will be  producing a range of genres whilst studying the following quality texts and films.

The Boy at the Back of the Class

My name is not refugee

Azzi in Between

Matchbox Diary

Close to the Wind


Give me Shelter

The Lunch Thief

It’s a no money day


The Arrival


Please read with your child every day for 10 minutes. Your child will be given a list of spellings to learn on a Monday and will be tested on them that Friday.  Please help your child to learn them.

Your child will be given other homework which will be either a single piece of homework or a block of various homework, which is to be done over half a term, supporting their classwork.


 Our Science topic is 'Earth and Space'.


PE will be every Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child’s kit is in school.