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Year 5

Welcome to Autumn One 2021!


Welcome to the new school year! Your Year 5 teacher is Miss McFaul and your Teaching Assistant is Sandra Ryan. We are very excited about welcoming you all back to school for another great year. We look forward to be seeing you :)


Reading Record

Reading Records needs to be signed daily as part of the Home-School Reading Agreement. Please encourage your child to read for at least 20 minutes each day. Reading records need to be brought back into school every morning to be checked. We have lots of books in the classroom that the children are able to take home as reading books.



Homework in Year 5 is given out every Monday and returned on Thursday's (unless stated otherwise in special circumstances). Please make sure you child brings their homework in on time, as it is beneficial to our learning at the time. In addition, please ensure your child learns their spelling list for the week as there is a weekly spelling test.



We have P.E. every Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their correct kit on these days (they are allowed to wear it in to school if they wish). Their P.E. kit should include school P.E. t-shirt, school jumper, tracksuit bottoms or shorts and trainers.


Just a quick reminder that if you are wanting your child picked up by another adult or you are picking up someone else's child, please let the school office know.


Many thanks for your support, 



Miss McFaul :)

                            Year 5 (2020/2021)

Summer Term 2 (2021)


Dear parents/carers,


I hope you all had a restful break and feel ready for the final half term of this academic year. It has been a very strange year indeed however, we will keep the exciting and fun learning going in Year 5!


This half term, our topic is called 'Wonderful Woman' were we will be looking at Amy Johnson and Emily Pankhurst. We will be exploring how they have made an impact on the world we live in today. Below I have attached two fact sheets which contain key information and vocabulary which is aimed to support your child.

In English, we will be exploring the language and structure of a poem called 'Caged Bird' by Maya Angelou, writing our own poem as well as performing front of an audience. In addition, our core text is called 'One Plastic Bag' by Isatou Ceesay in which we will be developing our inference skills as well as exploring vocabulary as well as predicting what might happen from details stated. In maths, we will be looking at adding and subtracting decimals with up to two places as well as ordering and comparing decimals. 


Our science lessons will also focus on describing the differences of life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian and a bird. We will continue to develop our understanding and enjoyment of musical styles this term, with a focus on Fresh Prince of Bel Air. In our PSHE lessons, we will be exploring borrowing and lending money and risk associated with it.


Please do let me know if you need any support :)


Miss Shire



Fact sheets (Amy Johnson and Emily Pankhurst)

Summarising a story as a team



Summer Term 1(2021)


Hello and welcome to the summer term! 


We have an exciting term ahead of us with some great learning topics in both the core learning subjects as well as in the foundation subjects. In addition, our engaging and creative Theme topic for summer term is Tanzania (A Country study) include Kilimanjaro (Mountain).

To support you this year, please find below some useful video's as well as our medium term plan that can be used to support your child’s learning at home. 


Miss Shire

Medium term plan (Summer 1)

Learn some incredible Facts about Tanzania

Mt. Kilimanjaro





Dear Parents and Carers,


Firstly, I would like to thank you for your continues support over the past few months. As you already know, schools will be closed until, at least, February half term. We must remind you that although the school building is closed, learning and teaching must legally occur each day.  You must ensure your child is attending his/her virtual classes and completing any work set. Do please support us by helping your child to set up a home learning routine. 


Try to stick to school timings as much as possible. I have outlined an example based on the school day below.


8:00- 9:00 - Breakfast and gentle exercise 

9:00 -10:15 - AM Registration (compulsory), Whole class reading and Arithmetic

10:15-10:30 break

10:30-11.30: Catch up session on Google hangout (compulsory), English activities (writing, grammar, drama) / SPAG activities

11.30-12.30: Maths activities 

12.30-13.30: Lunch time

1:30- 2:20- PM Registration (compulsory), Topic, Science, music, cooking, designing etc

3:30 More exercise/meditation/reading


Miss Moore will continue to deliver her ICT lessons every Wednesday's between 9am-10.00am. This will be followed with PE with the PE coaches at 10.30 am so please make sure you child is wearing comfortable clothing so they can fully take part in the lesson.


This half term, our topic is called 'Walls and Barricades'. The children will explore a variety of walls around the world, the impact this has hadon the lives of the people as well as exploring the impact of the Apartheid regime on the life of South African people and Nelson Mandela's human rights campaign. I have attached our Medium Term Plan and some suggested website you can explore with your child.


If you got any questions or need additional support, please do not hesitate to contact me:


Miss Shire




Sprint Term One Medium Term Plan

Great Wall of China for Kids | Facts Video for Children

The Berlin Wall (1961-1989)

What Is Hadrian's Wall?

What is the Western Wall?




Year 5 (2019/2020)



How to contact Miss Shire


Hello Year 5,


I hope you are all slowly getting into the routine of home learning. I thought it would be lovely to see some of the home learning that has been going on over the past few days. If you would like to share any of your AMAZING work you have produced, feel free to email with your name  and I can share this on our 'WOW WORK' classroom section, which will be updated weekly. If you unsure how to email this across, ask an adult or an older sibling to help you with this. I am looking forward to see your fantastic work :)



You can still ask me any questions or share your concerns/worries on our Google classroom Stream and i will respond as soon as possible.

Miss Shire