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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5




Sports Day on Wednesday 3rd July

Milton Keynes theatre trip Thursday 11th July

Welcome to Upper Key Stage 2 Parent booklet - 2018/19

To aid every child's learning whilst in year five, the following is a list of requirements:

  • Every child is expected to have their own pencil case in school comprising of; writing pencils, colouring pencils, eraser, sharpener and handwriting pen (blue ink)
  • Children are able to move onto fountain pen (blue ink) in year five when they achieve a fluent handwriting style. Teachers will inform children when they can move onto fountain pen.
  • Children should be reading at least three times a week at home. Children are able to record their reading in their reading records, however, they need this countersigned by an adult.
  • When reading at home, the emphasis should be on the understanding of the text and inference skills (reading between the lines) see questions sheet further down this page.
  • Times tables are a very important part of mathematics, by year five children are expected to know and be able to recall all x table facts up to 12 x 12 with speed and accuracy.
    Please support your child with their learning, there are various free websites that you could use, including MyMaths, which your child will have a log on for.
  • P.E takes place every Wednesday and Friday, please ensure children have the correct kit for this time of year, with their names clearly labelled.
  • Please encourage your child to use their purple mash long on, this website can be used to support learning across the subjects and develop their computing confidence and skills.

Summer 2 'Toys and Games'

In numeracy this half term we will be covering:

Place value

Written calculations

Fractions and percentages

Measures (mass, volume and capacity)

Area and volume of shapes


In literacy we are looking at Macbeth by William Shakespeare,

this will include:

Letter writing

Descriptive writing

Diary entries

Non-chronological reports

Please feel free to share any other Shakespeare stories together!


for week beginning 1st July –













Summer 1 'Toys and Games'

Numeracy coverage this half term will include:

Place value


Time conversions

Transformations ans co-ordinates

The four main operations


In English, we will be looking at the book 'FArTHER' by Grahame Baker-Smith, this will include:

story analysis

story writing

using dictionaries

writing instructions

chronology of events

predicting events

Grammar is taught throughout these areas.

Spring 2 2019

In numeracy this half term we will be covering area and perimeter, 2D and 3D shapes, mental and written division, measurement and volume, statistics and calculations.


Our Literacy begins with two weeks of reading 'Kensuke's Kingdom', this ties in with book week.  We will be looking at a range of curriculum objectives linked to the story, including art (painting), geography (maps and places), history (WWII) and environmental issues.

Spring 2 Front Cover

Spring 1 2019

In Numeracy,  we will be covering:

Place Value (including negative numbers);

The four operations (Addition, Subtraction, Division and Multiplication);

Measurement (Length, Mass and Capacity); and

Geometry (Shape, Reflection and Translation).

There will be a continuing focus on reasoning skills.


In Literacy, we will be focusing on the book ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’ by Rick Riordan, using this as a stimulus to further develop their reading and writing skills. The children continue to develop the Year 5 objectives, such as using fronted adverbials, parentheses, relative clauses and tools to create atmosphere within their writing. We will be watching the film, which is PG rated, and if you have any concerns with this, please contact the office and leave a message.


Spring Term Dates

Tuesday 8th January - Children return to school

W/b 21st January - Humanities week

Tuesday 5th February - Internet Safety Day

Friday 15th February - Last day of half term

Monday 25th February - Children return to school

W/b 4th March - Book Week

25th/27th March - Parents' Consultation Evenings

Thursday 4th April - Last day of term

Reading Powerpoint

Accelerated Reader Powerpoint

Google Visit 


Key Stage 2 are now Internet Legends! We had a visit from Google and they talked us through how to be safe online. It was great fun and very interactive. Have a look at the Google Internet Legends website (https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk) to find out more and also to play the online Internet Legends game. 

Our wonderful French projects!

Our wonderful French projects! 1
Our wonderful French projects! 2
Our wonderful French projects! 3
Our wonderful French projects! 4
Our wonderful French projects! 5

Making mechanical toys with cams:

Newsletters and Topic Sheets

Dance Mat Typing - Learn to type the fun way!