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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Welcome to Miss Lansley's Year 5 class! We are supported by Mrs Turner and Mrs Broadhead this year. On this page you will find useful information about our work and ways in which you can help your child at home. Check back often to see what we've been learning!


General Reminders:


Homework - Your child must complete one activity from their homework grid each week in their green homework book. Homework grids will change each half term. Homework should be handed in each week by Friday. Homework should not be handed in late. It is the children's responsibility to look after their homework books and not lose them.

On some occasions the children may receive extra maths or English homework to boost their learning. This should also be handed in on a Friday, unless the children are told to hand it in on a different day.


PE - PE will generally take place on a Tuesday afternoon and a Thursday afternoon. However, sometimes this may change and so your child needs their PE kit in school every day so that they are prepared from week to week.


PE kit should consist of:

  • White t-shirt or polo shirt
  • Black or navy blue shorts or leggings
  • Pumps or trainers 
  • Tape for earrings if they cannot be removed.


Reading - Please make sure that your child reads every night for around 15-20 minutes (as far as is possible). Fluency in reading helps children to build their understanding of the world, their comprehension, vocabulary and develops empathy for others. If you can, listen to your child read and ask them questions about the text. Reading can be from many sources, not just their reading scheme book. Try this list for ideas:

Our learning in Year 5


English and Topic

This term our topic is World War Two. In English we have been reading Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti and Ian McEwan. In Guided Reading we are reading The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier.



In KS2 we all follow the No Nonsense Spelling programme. Each week children have lessons on how to spell the patterns needed to be successful spellers for their age group.  Children use spelling journals in class to record their learning and support their independent spelling during writing lessons. These are then used to create personal spellings lists for each child. 



The whole school follows the ‘Maths No Problem’ approach to lessons. If you would like to know more about the Maths No Problem programme, follow this link:


For support with basic number facts and times tables, encourage children to try the Top Marks website and play some fun games that help consolidate learning!

We imagined the scene you might see out of a spaceship's porthole and painted our ideas...

We imagined the scene you might see out of a spaceship's porthole and painted our ideas... 1

Journey into Outer Space

Today we had a visit from a planetarium and journeyed into outer space... it was very exciting! Here are some of the things the children said about it...

"I liked it because it felt like I was actually in space."

"I found out that if you tried to land on Jupiter you would go straight through it because it's a gas giant."

"I enjoyed seeing the sky above our school with the sun's brightness turned down - I even saw a shooting star!"


Year 5 gave an amazing performance at this year's Pyramid Concert!

Year 5 gave an amazing performance at this year's Pyramid Concert! 1

World War Two Art: Blitz Skylines

World War Two Art: Blitz Skylines 1
World War Two Art: Blitz Skylines 2
World War Two Art: Blitz Skylines 3
World War Two Art: Blitz Skylines 4