Year 5 2023 - 2024

Welcome to Year 5's Class Page!

Welcome back to the Autumn Term! I hope you had a fabulous summer break!


What we have to look foward to this term:

  • Wonderful reading and writing oppurtunities... starting with Beowulf!
  • The new... Power Maths! 
  • Our Year 5 residential to Castleton
  • Learning all about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
  • Our end of year production 
  • Making clay sculptures and Viking longhouses. 
  • In science, the children channelling their inner David Attenborough to make presentations, comparing animal life cycles.

For more information, check out the 'Year 5 Autumn Term Curriculum Map' below. 

I am looking forward to seeing what this term’s highlights will be!


Teacher: Mr. Crone      Year 5 pupils will also be assisted by Miss Chorlton and Mrs Lee

Below is a brief overview of the exciting creative themes we will be investigating this year. There are also a few ‘housekeeping’ reminders.


Autumn term's history topic is ‘Anglo-Saxons and Vikings: Who got what in the struggle for England?’.  This topic allows the children to investigate the period in British history around 500AD to 1066AD: the period when the Roman’s left Britain right up to The Battle of Hastings. Much of our literacy work also takes inpsitaion from this period of history.

The spring term's focus is based on the Elizabethan era, where ask the question ‘Would you rather live in Elizabethan times, or today?' Shakespeare's plays are the main focus in literacy.

Summer term sees a geography focuswhere ask the question ‘Would you rather live in North America, or the UK?' There will be a focussed study of Jamaica. Science will see us study the Solar System and involves a trip to Jodrell Bank to investigate the stars!

Spellings and Homework

Each week we will have a focus on specific spelling sounds and these will be sent home so children can practise them ready for a test on each Friday, please encourage your child to work on their spellings regularly – 10 mins each day is much more effective than 40 to 60 mins on 1 day. Children will also have online Maths homework. 

Reading and Times Tables

There has been a significant amount of research that highlights the benefits of children reading every day; not only does it improve their reading but it has a significant positive impact on their ability to write a range of different genres.  Please encourage your child to read something every day. By the end of year 4, all children should know their Times Tables facts up to 12 x 12, please help them practise and learn them so they are confident – this has a huge impact on their maths.


In Key Stage 2, children are encouraged to bring in a snack to school to eat at break time. Please ensure that this is a piece of fruit/vegetable. Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school each day and put their name on it.  We encourage them to take their bottles home each afternoon so they can be washed.

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Please use Class Dojo to contact Year 5 and look out for class messages and photos.

I look forward to working closely with you this year. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.

Kind regards, Mr Crone


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