Our Class – Year 5

Hello and welcome to Year 5’s webpage!


Summer Term Curriculum


Our text for this term is Street Child by Berlie Doherty which is inspired by the story of a Victorian child, Jim Jarvis, who finds himself fending for himself on the streets of London. He is helped by Dr. Barnardo.

In English, we are creating persuasive letters. We are focusing on using conjunctions and adverbs to link sentences as well as sharpening our proof reading and editing skills.


Maths objectives we will be covering this term are:

  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context
  • estimate volume [for example, using 1 cm³ blocks to build cuboids (including cubes)] and capacity [for example, using water]
  • multiply and divide numbers mentally, drawing upon known facts
  • solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph
  • complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables
  • identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed


Our focus during R.E. lessons this term is Marriage and Holy Orders.


In Science, we are investigating solubility and saturation. We will then move on to compare reversible and irreversible changes.


We are coming to the end of our Victorians unit by investigating the impacts of the Industrial Revolution.


We will begin the Geography unit ‘Mountains’. The children will learn what a mountain is and how they are measured. They will learn about the structure of tectonic plates and how the movement of these forms mountain ranges. We will be looking at some key mountains from around the world and investigate how mountains can impact people’s lives.


Monday: American Football

Friday: Rounders



Don’t Forget!

Reading Records are due in by Sunday evening via Google Classroom. You are responsible for reading 5 times through the week for at least 15 minutes.

Your spelling tests are every Friday . Make sure you remember to practise as much as you can!

You all have a Times Table Rockstars account, please try to access this throughout the week.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me: [email protected]

Many thanks,

Ms Piercy and Mrs Kerry