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 22 November 2021

In school:

This week we will be starting a new unit about non-fiction writing. We will be exploring cohesion, which is about how the structure and content of a sentence or text is linked together to create meaning. We will first learn more about cohesion, then add it in to an existing test and finally we will create our own writing with a focus on cohesion, evaluating how successful we have been.

For Maths this week we will be continuing our unit on multiplication and division. We will be learning about square numbers, cube numbers, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 and how to multiply and divide with multiples of 10, 100 and 1000.

This half term we will be starting our history portion of our Regal Rulers topic, looking closely at different castles in the UK. This week we will be exploring Richmond castle. We will be investigating the castle’s history using a timeline and we will try to discover trends and patterns overtime as well as linking it to the castles we have looked at so far. We will look at different types of sources with information about Richmond castle and we will write about two of their historical significances, making links to changes overtime.

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 22 and 23, ‘Poems about knights’ in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (29.11.21).

The spelling we are focusing on this week are: exaggerate, excellent, existence and explanation.  

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 and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. 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. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.


Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom

Click here to see what we did in previous weeks