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Year 5C


Welcome to 5C! 

Your Teacher is Miss Chapman 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 Darkest Dark' by Chris Hadfield .

The Darkest Dark   Chris Hadfield

Our 'Pathways to Read' text for this half term is 'Exploring Space' by The Literacy Company.


Spring in Year 5 

Our Spring term Power Maths units are focused on: Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, Measure (Area and Perimeter) and Graphs and Tables.

We also use Century 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 first spring term, we will be learning about the Anglo-Saxon and Vikings.

The vikings

In Science, we will be looking at Forces and Space. We will be learning about specific scientists who researched and developed their scientific knowledge and have influenced our scientific understanding today, such as Isaac Newton. 

Exploring space literacy comany

In Topic, some of the areas we will investigate will be: Nordic Gods/Goddesses, Viking invasions, how the Anglo-Saxons shaped Britain and applying our knowledge of chronological ordering by creating timelines for events. 

Through our Geography focus, we will also learning about trade. This includes looking at how trade has evolved throughout the world's historical timeline and investigating Fair Trade and its benefits. 


We will be enjoying lots of different Art and  D&T this term, such as creating a Viking leather pouch and researching a local artist (Peter Thorpe) and interpreting their artwork to create our own versions. 


In French this term, we will be learning how to talk about healthy eating and learn how to describe different fruits and vegetables. Children will learn how to use sentences both verbally and written. 

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 Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. Children are asked to come dressed in their P.E. kits on those days.

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


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.

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.

Outdoor shoes and coats

Please ensure your child brings a coat to school each day. We had a rainy start to the term but we are trying as much as possible to allow the children their outdoor breaks which may mean us putting coats on to go out in the rain as much as possible without getting too wet. Please ensure all coats are clearly named.


Please also ensure your child has a pair of outdoor shoes as our play area is on the school field. We will be using the field as much as possible. 

Staying Safe Online


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Parent support Glossary for SPaG terminology 19th Oct 2020 Download
Year 5 Reading with your child advice Support for home learning 19th Oct 2020 Download
Year 5 Long Term Plan 19th Jan 2024 Download