Welcome to Year 5 Learning

Key information for children, parents and carers

Year 5 Spellings Homework

Year 5 Curriculum Map




Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.


Big Talk

Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.



Spelling words are posted on iMontpelier. They are tested every week on Tuesday.


Physical Education

Your class PE day is Wednesday. Please remember your PE kit on this day.



Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.



Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only (not biro).

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Year 5 Curriculum Map

Autumn 1 Topic - Health & Fitness

Building Learning Power:

Our learning muscles will be stretched this term as we focus on Making Links between different areas of the curriculum.

Using Questioning to challenge and extend our thinking and Collaboration as we work with new learning.

Be a Questioning Queen Bee

Be a Questioning Queen Bee

Be a Making Links Lion

Be a Making Links Lion

Be a Collaborative Koala

Be a Collaborative Koala

Who is your favourite author?

This term, we will start the year with a unit of work about significant authors. Through studying successful and familiar authors the children will learn about style, story structure, settings and plot. We will be looking closely at Michael Morpurgo’s style of writing and the features that he uses to immediately engage his readers .

In addition, we will be comparing different story structures and techniques used by authors to draw in their audience. We will be expressing and qualifying our opinions on our preferences using a range of comparative connectives.

Following this, we will be exploring an instructional writing unit which will include key features of instruction texts, e.g. using imperative verbs and how to write a clear set of instructions using planning and collaborative skills. Furthermore, we will learn a range of spelling rules and patterns.


This term we will revise place value so that we are able to read, write, order and compare numbers up to at least one million.

In addition to this, we will practise multiplication and division to enable us to solve maths problems. We will also be revising shapes and their properties.


How fit are you?

We will be asking the children to think about the importance of fitness and having them evaluate their own fitness. They will learn about the positive effects of exercise on the body and also the negative effects of a lack of exercise.

Further to this, we will look closely at how the heart and lungs function. This topic is strongly linked to our Enabling Enterprise project this term where the children will be creating their own fitness classes. By understanding the benefits of exercise to our health and emotional wellbeing, we hope to promote a healthy lifestyle amongst the children.


In computing this term, Year 5 will develop an appreciation of the links between geometry and art.

They will also become familiar with the tools and techniques of a graphic software program.


We will learn about ancient Islamic civilizations.

Through research and questioning we will understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources. We will construct responses that involve historical information.


We will explore rhythm and pulse within Islamic inspired pieces in order to assist us in playing and performing collaboratively.

Year 5 will be using their voices and playing instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control. and expression.

Art & Design Technology

We will explore Islamic art and design our own repeating patterns.

During Art Week we will study William Morris designs and use mono printing to create our own interior designs using inspiration from nature.

Religious Education

We will learn more about the Islamic faith including the five pillars of Islam and the design and purpose of a mosque.

There will also be discussion based lessons by applying lessons learnt to our own lives.


Map work will be included in our study of ancient Islamic civilisations.

The children will also name and locate counties, geographical regions and their human and physical characteristics including key topographical features and understand how some of these aspects have changed.

Physical Education

This half term, the children will be developing their skills in stamina and coordination through active sports. In addition, they will be taking part in a fitness project encouraging collaborative work.


Frogs legs and snails! Ooh la la! Year 5 will be learning about typical French dishes while noticing grammatical structures in writing. From this, we will be developing our ability to speak in full sentences using the new vocabulary we’ve learnt.


In assemblies this term our BASICS focus is on Belonging and Aspiration as we start a new academic year. We will be recognising Black History Month in October and celebrating the school’s diverse community during International Week.

The children will be asked to collect contributions for Ealing Foodbank later this half term as we support those in our community who are in need.


Health and Wellbeing

This term children will be learning what is meant by a healthy lifestyle, maintaining positive wellbeing and ways of keeping emotionally and physically safe.

We will learn about rights and responsibilities and diversity and equality.


Get your running shoes on this half term!

Year 5 will be creating and developing their own fitness video that targets specific fitness skills e.g. stamina, strength or agility.


We are learning about a culture from another part of the world which will challenge and enhance our detection of bias, opinion and stereotypes.

We will have the opportunity to assess different viewpoints, find and select evidence, begin to present a reasoned case and start to recognise and challenge unfairness.

What is the Big Talk?

5RS – Ms Smith

5TM – Mr Melmoth

5BK – Ms Kenney

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