Year 5

Hi 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, investigating solids, liquids and gases in Topic 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 Ahmed and I cannot wait to see you soon and welcome you into Year 5.
See you soon,

Miss Thom


Preview Learning: week commencing 26 September 2022

In English, this week we will be writing, editing and publishing our own recounts. Making sure that we are including all the grammar and punctuation we know so far and completing our work to year 5 expectations. We will also be writing a short descriptive from a picture stimulus.

Comprehension: Please complete pages 8 and 9 (The Tales of King Arthur) in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday (03.10.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: awkward, bruise, bargain and category. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each term.

For Maths this week we will be starting our new unit on addition and subtraction. We will be adding and subtracting whole numbers with more than 4 digits, rounding to check our answers and learning mental strategies for addition and subtraction.

For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths.

Y5 – Addition and subtraction


  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads (title of book, pages read and day read). I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the Maths Frame Multiplication check 3 times, write your result in your home/school diary and make sure your parents sign it off.
  • The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.


Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom

Click here to see what we did in previous weeks