Welcome to Year 5

Our Teacher in Year 5 is Mrs Faulkner. Our Teaching Assistant is the multi-talented Miss Clegg. We are so excited about our Year 5 learning adventure.  Why not take a look at our blog and join us on our journey!

Year 5 Blog

We also have our own Learning Wall - see link below. We use the resources on the Wall to research out topics and curriculum work in school. Please use these resources at home to further develop your child's learning.

Year 5 Learning Wall 

For Your Information

Please note homework will now be given out on a Thursday and due in on a Thursday. Spellings will still be tested on a Friday.

Year 5 Curriculum Overview


Topic Challenges


















Our topic this term is 'Are we part of the Solar System?' This is the term the children have the opportunity to go and visit a planetarium at the fabulous World Museum, Liverpool. The children will dive deeper into the concepts of rotation and movement of the planets and Earth and explore the transition from day to night. The topic has lots of opportunity to encounter (and use) new scientific language discovered in non fiction texts. In addition to this topic the children will also be studying another classical piece of literature in the form of Shakespeare's Macbeth which will be contrasted to our modern day author visit this term too. 


Year 5 Residential 

Class Novel


Our new class novel to promote reading for pleasure is 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty. Set in the Victorian era it is a vivid and moving imaging of the real life encounter between Dr Barnardo and a street child named Jim Jarvis. This truly is a modern day classic.




Our Chosen Reading Scheme


Over the years, Oxford Reading Tree has taught millions of children to read... and to love to read. Rooted in reading for pleasure and with systematic phonics at its heart, its well-loved characters, breadth and unrivalled support give children everything they need to become confident readers. There are over 800 books which provide a rich and varied choice of writing styles, genres and artwork styles at every level.



Our Chosen Phonics Scheme


Phonics International is a highly-organised, systematic and yet flexible synthetic phonics programme especially designed for all ages and needs and suitable for anyone who wants to learn to read and spell. 



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