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Year 5M


Welcome to 5M! 

Your Teacher is Miss Moseley and our Teaching Assistants are Mr Harrison, Mrs Elson and Miss Basset.



Our English texts this half term are...

Our 'Pathways to Write' book focus for this half term is 'The Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Ann Duffy.


Our 'Pathways to Read' text for this half term is 'Hansel and Gretel' by Neil Gaiman.

Hansel and gretel

Autumn in Year 5 

Our Autumn term Power Maths units are focused on: Place value within a million, the four operations and fractions.

We also use Freckle and ActiveLearnPrimary to enhance our learning in Maths. Please make sure that you log on to access some of the exciting games related to our maths units. 


 Through our second Autumn term, we will be understanding how narrative texts use expanded noun phrases and speech to enhance the readers experience. We will be learning how to use inverted commas and extending our vocabulary knowledge for topic specific vocabulary. 

In Science, we will be looking at - Properties of materials, including solids, liquids and gases.

This term in Geography, we will be looking at North America. Using maps, discovering states, differences in climate and identifying human and physical landmarks.

Map usa

In History, we are learning all about the Maya. Learning how we can use a range of sources to discover differences and similarites in lifestyle, religion, education and food.

Maya y5

We will be enjoying lots of different art, design and food technology this term, such as inventors in D&T and sketching techniques in art.

In French this term, we will be learning how to talk about ourselves with simple sentences and how to say school subjects. 

Times Table Rockstars

Please keep practising your times tables at home to maintain fluency in them! :)


We will be using Showbie as a way to share resources and communicate. You can use this area to upload any homework you have completed for this term. Usernames and logins are the same as last year.

Our class Showbie code is: 8CCFG


Our P.E. days will be on Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon. Children are asked to come dressed in their P.E. kits on those days.

Autumn term music

The Love Music Trust allow us to take part in learning an instrument. Please can trumpets and trombones be in school on Thursday's. Thank you. 


Rhino  Beaver  Tortoise  Ant 

In this class, we use all of our learning muscles in different ways. We work together as ants, showing one another a new strategy for learning or supporting each other. We are resilient rhinos - never giving up and making sure that we have put the most effort we can into an activity. We are resourceful beavers - using resources in and around the classroom to scaffold our learning and support us in lessons. We are reflective tortoises - we look back on achievements and accomplishments.

What went well? What did I learn? What do I need to improve on? How can I be even better than what I am already?

Growth mindset statements


Home school enrichment

Home learning tasks will be set on Showbie (8CCFG) and children have a blue book that they can record any learning in, if they wish to use lined paper. For Year 5's weekly homework, we will be setting a writing focus each week. Reading at least three times a week is a great way to support reading comprenhension at home. 

Freckle is an online platform used in class on Friday's to support learning, it sets learning at each child's learning stage, in addition I can set specfic learning that we have looked at recently in class, this site can also be used at home. The class code is 45rnt8 and the children use their full name to login. 

01.12.23 - This week, we would like you to produce a piece of writing about a chosen subject of your choice but it must include expanded noun phrases We can't wait to read them! :)  

Water Bottles

All children have been given a school water bottle. This needs to be brought to school each day having been washed and re filled with fresh water from home. Children will be reminded at the end of the day to bring home their lunch bag and water bottle to be washed ready for the next day. We have turned off our water filter system so children will not be able to fill up their water bottle in the usual way. All classes have access to drinking water throughout the day should the children require extra water.


Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. On these days we ask that your child comes to school in their PE clothes rather than their school uniform.

Weather dependant they can wear their shorts and school coloured PE T- shirt and school jumper. If the weather is cold, then track suit bottoms/leggings would be more suitable. Trainers are preferable to pumps as it is possible the children may be outdoors for some lessons.

Staying Safe Online


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