Year 5

Hi New Year 5s,

I am so excited that I get to teach you this year. I hope you have all been having a wonderful summer holiday. I can’t wait to hear about them.

This half term we will be looking at recounts and descriptive writing in English, place value and addition and subtraction in Maths, invasion games in PE, investigating solids, liquids and gases in Topic, coding in Computing, revising what we already know in French and we are going to be reading Varjak Paw as a class in our guided reading sessions. For more information about Year 5 please read the welcome letter.

Mrs Parry, Mrs Riggs and I cannot wait to see you soon and welcome you into Year 5.
See you soon,

Miss Thom


WHAT ARE WE DOING THIS WEEK? – Week Commencing 13 September 2021

In school:

This week we will be recapping our knowledge of simple, compound and complex sentences and relative clauses. We will also be looking at how to engage the reader by varying sentence types, sentences structures, adding description and interesting word choices. We will be writing our own recount based on the model text and the visitors we had last week.

In this week’s spelling we will be looking back at year 2, 3 and 4 words, checking our confidence with homophones and common exception words.

For Maths this week, we will be continuing to learn about place value. We will be rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000 or 10,000. We will comparing and ordering numbers to 100,000 and making sure that we understand numbers from 100,000 up to one million.

During our topic session this week we recapping changing states and investigating separating different mixtures and solutions. In Art we will be looking at royal portraits and we will try to create our own.

At home:

To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version:

Please complete pages 4 and 5 in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday (20.09.21).

The spelling we are focusing on this week are: aggressive, amateur, ancient and apparent.  

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.


  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary, write three comments about the book you are currently reading and make sure your parents have signed it. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it.


Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom

Click here to see what we did in previous weeks