Year 5 2023 - 2024

Welcome to Year 5's Class Page!

Welcome back to the Summer Term! I hope you had a fabulous Easter break!

What we have to look foward to this term:

  • Wonderful reading and writing oppurtunities... starting with a book called The Queen of the Falls. We will also explore Neil Gaiman's The Sleeper and the Spindle; Michael Mourourgo's Kaspar, Prince of Cats; Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover; and The Promise by Nicola Davies. 
  • In maths, we will be developing our knowledge of decimals, negative numbers, geometry (properties of shape / position and direction) and measure (convertings units / volume). 
  • We have a geography focus this term and will be comparing the UK to North America. 
  • In science, the children will be learning about Earth and Space and forces (pullys, levers and gears). 

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

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: ‘Anglo-Saxons and Vikings: Who got what in the struggle for England?’. This theme 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.

Spring Term: the Elizabethan era, where ask the question ‘Would you rather live in Elizabethan times, or today?' Shakespeare's The Tempest is one of the main focuses in literacy.

Summer Term: a geography focus, where 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 via Maths Flex and TT Rockstars. 

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 children 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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