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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.



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



Spelling words are posted on this page each week for all groups. They are tested every week.


Physical Education

Your class PE day is every Wednesday. Please remember your full Physical Education kit.


Big Talk

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



Please write in pencil for maths. With a pen licence you may write in black pen only.

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Year 5 Curriculum Map

Summer 1 Topic - Isle of Wight

Building Learning Power: The muscles we will be using this term are imitation of language and style when studying Shakespearean play scripts. Further to this, we will using reasoning in order to explain the processes that we observe in science. We will also be developing our empathy & listening skills for our relationships topic in PSHCE.

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Be a Making Links Lion

Be a Reasoning Robin

Be a Reasoning Robin

We will be examining some of Shakespeare’s classic plays; with a focus on old English, play-scripts, Shakespearian settings and themes. Year 5 will also discuss why Shakespeare’s writing is so famous and explore a variety of interpretations of his plays.

Following this, they will be writing their own play- scripts based on his writing and will have fun acting these out in class, paying attention to dramatic conventions that should be incorporated.


We will be consolidating our understanding of the four operations and the use of inverses to solve and check calculations. In addition to this, we will be applying our understanding of this to solve worded problems within a real life context. Furthermore, we will begin to study algebra and use this to solve problems too!


After completing our projects on sound, we will be looking at properties and changes of materials. In order to understand this, we will identify different materials on the basis of their properties, such as hardness, solubility and transparency.

We will think about the ways in which materials can dissolve in liquids to form solutions and understand how this process can be reversible based on our knowledge of solids, liquids and gases.


In computing this term, Year 5 are going to be Architects!

They will learn to use search techniques effectively and appreciate how results are selected and ranked. They will also be evaluating the reliability of information which is downloaded.


In History, we will be continuing our Victorian theme and will be researching information on significant Victorian individuals who have left a lasting legacy in this country, and the world today.


In music this term, we be studying music symbols and how these can be read in music scores. Children will learn to identify notes and symbols on a music score, and subsequently endeavour to create their own scores to be performed.

Art & Design Technology

Our topic this term is ‘Victorian Houses’. Pupils will look at Victorian architecture and design, with a focus on William Morris. They will then produce sketches and models, using a variety of materials and techniques to replicate these.

Religious Education

We will make links to our topic of Relationships in PSHCE by discussing how Christians have a relationship with God, through Jesus, in the Christian faith.


The children will be comparing the human and physical characteristics of Ealing and the Isle of Wight.

The children will be developing their map reading skills (including digital maps), and also their fieldwork skills to observe, measure and record geographical features.

Physical Education

This term year 5 classes will be alternating between cricket, dance and athletics. The skills we will be practising are hand-eye co-ordination; ability to follow a rhythm and choreography; speed and power.


On y va! Let’s go to the beach! This term our focus will be on holidays. We will be extending our knowledge of French verbs to help us explain what we do when we go away.


In assemblies this term KS2 will learn more about the 4R’s of Building Learning Power: Reflectiveness, Reciprocity, Resilience and Resourcefulness. We will enjoy Year 1 and Reception class assemblies too.


Dear Diary
This term, we will be looking at the value and importance of relationships. Alongside this, we will discuss ways in which we can support one another to maintain happy and healthy bonds with others.


We will present our sound experiments at the science fair this term. In addition, our residential trip to the Isle of Wight will incorporate our learning of the Victorians and the geographical differences between London and the Isle of Wight.

Global Citizenship

As part of our global citizenship, we will be looking at fairness and how the British Empire was built on importing and exporting goods, via the River Thames, which has lead today to the movement of fair trade products.

Mr Murphy

Mr Pagaduan

Ms Yarrall

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