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Year 5

Year 5 @ Mount Street Primary 


Welcome to the Summer Term in Year 5!


This term Geography is our driver and we will be learning about the continent of South America     Our understanding and knowledge will be embedded not only in our Geography lessons, but through, art and literature.  


Class Book 

We will be continuing to develop our love of reading and this term’s whole class novel will be ‘The Explorer’  by Katherine Rundell.




Home learning: This will be set at the following times:

Maths and English – Monday to be handed in on Friday.

Reading – 10 minutes reading daily. We ask that an adult signs the reading diary and it is handed in at least once per week. This is a whole school focus this year!

Spellings: There will be weekly tests.

Times Tables:  TT Rock Stars daily. This is very important as it will help us in our Maths this term. Please make sure your child is practising their times tables.


Games and PE:

Children will need their PE kit in school all week however, PE is on a Tuesday and Thursday. Children MUST have P.E. kit to take part for health and safety reasons.  Children with long hair must have it tied back for PE lessons and stud earrings must be covered with tape or removed.


Kit: Trainers, white shirt, blue/black shorts, football/trainer socks.

In colder weather, a plain tracksuit may be worn outdoors for games.


Please ensure that all items of clothing are named. A small named bag containing your PE kit is all that is necessary as cloakroom space is limited.  Please keep your PE kit in school and we will ensure that it is sent home each half term for washing.


As ever, if you have any questions or queries, please do get in touch via Dojo or the school office.  We will always do our best to answer any questions as soon as possible.

Mrs Clement-Stallard and Mrs Blatchford


In English this term, we will be developing our writing skills across a range of genres including, narrative poetry, information texts and contemporary fiction. Complementing our creative writing will be grammar sessions looking at key tools, such as relative clauses, and expanded noun phrases.  We will develop our use of devices to build cohesion within a paragraph and consider ways that we can link ideas across paragraphs.  We will also continue to embed our use of brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis and the use of commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.  We will continue to focus on learning the Year 5/6 spelling words as well as different spelling patterns including prefixes and suffixes.


Whole class reading activities will be a part of each day. The texts we will look at will be topic based and include fiction, non-fiction and poetry. During these sessions we will further develop our vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval, sequencing and summarising (VIPERS) skills.


This term we will start by further developing our understanding of decimal numbers and percentages. We will then start working with angles using our measuring and reasoning skills to find unknown angles.  Later in the term we will be working with co-ordinates and the position of shapes. We will also be looking at converting units of measure and volume and capacity.


This term we will learn about we will be learning about living things, including how plants reproduce.  We will also look at different life cycles and how scientists and contributed to the study of Biology overtime. The second half of the term will focus on Human Development looking at the human life cycle, growing up and getting old. We will also look at gestation periods of humans and other animals. 



This term we will be studying origami and watercolours. We will be using rainforest birds as our subjects and by studying artists Jackie Morris and Mark Hearld to improve our sketching skills. The final outcome will be our own origami birds. 



In computing we will be using our programming skills to create music.  We will be using 'Scratch' to develop code which include loops to create a soundtrack to a familiar story.  Later in the term, we will be using 'BBC Microbits' to create, debug and run code.



This term, we will be developing our sewing skills.  We will be learning a range of stitches used to join fabric and how patterns can be used to develop a design. 



This term we will be developing our vocabulary around a range of subjects including transport and opinions.  We will listen to stories, learn phrases and practise speaking and writing in French.



This term we will be focussing on South America, learning about the continent, the countries and focussing on Brazil comparing this country to the UK. 



This term we will be continuing to learn to play the guitar.  Ms Price will continue to develop our knowledge of chord sequences and scales as well as developing our musicianship.  We will continue to develop our singing opportunities in class and whole school singing.



This term we will be working on our athletic skills and preparing for Sports Day.

We will also develop our team skills through the game of Rounders.  We will develop striking and fielding skills and then apply these new skills to small team games. We will also be developing our dance skills.



Following the Jigsaw programme, this term we will be thinking about relationships.  We will be developing our own self-esteem and considering ways in which we can resolve conflict and build friendships.  Later in the term, we will be learning about body image and the changes we will go through during puberty. 



This term we will be asking the question “How do Christians decide how to live?” We will look at various sermons and discussing the themes of healing, betrayal and forgiveness. Later in the term, we will be asking the question “What matters the most to Humanists and Christians?” We will look at codes for living, moral concepts and how peace is valued. 

Useful Information


As so many of us are spending more and more time online, it is important that the children have a secure knowledge of how to be safe.  We will discuss various issues regarding this each week.  If your child or yourself have any questions linked to their online world, then please do not hesitate to get in touch or have a look at some of the links below.

Useful Links

Maths Calendar