Year 5

Hi Year 5s,

Welcome to the summer term year 5! Let’s make it our best one yet!
Miss Thom and Mr Brown


WHAT ARE WE DOING THIS WEEK? – Week Commencing 23 May 2022

In English, we will finish writing our adventure story with a flashback and we will be trying to build a specific atmosphere. Once complete, we will edit and redraft our writing.

Comprehension: Please complete ‘Steve Jobs’ Biography’ on pages 30 and 31 in the CGP comprehension book 2 (please note this is a new comprehension book that your child will be given at the start of the week). You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (06.06.22).

Spellings: 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 term.

For Maths this week we will be continuing our unit on decimals. We will be adding and subtracting decimals and wholes, looking into decimal sequences and multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

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 booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version:



  • 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.

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