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Year 5

Welcome to our Year 5 class!


Year 5 Reminders from Mrs. Stewart:

  • Homework is set on a Friday and is due in on the following Tuesday. 
  • Spellings are also set on a Friday and the children are tested the following Friday.
  • Please ensure that your child's Reading Record is completed every week. We expect the children to be reading at home at least three times a week. When you listen to your child read, please record it in their journals, or ensure they sign when they have read to themselves. Journals are checked on Mondays.
  • Our PE lessons are on Mondays and Fridays. In the Spring Term only, Year 5 will take part in swimming lessons during their Monday PE session; for this lesson, children should bring swimwear, a towel and swimming cap . For PE lessons, please ensure your child has a plain white T-shirt/ polo, a pair of shorts, a jumper, a pair of tracksuit bottoms (in colder weather) and either trainers or plimsolls for outside. Please remove all earrings on these days, else ensure your child can do independently and safely before the lesson.
  • Music lessons are on Tuesdays. Please ensure your child has his/ her instrument in school on this day, so they can participate fully in the lesson.




As part of their added responsibilities in Year 5, all children will be part of a rota, taking charge of the toy cupboard at break and lunch times, to set out games for the younger children and ensure equipment is given out and collected in sensibly. 

Mrs Stewart, class teacher.

Mrs Stewart, class teacher. 1

Mrs Begum, Miss McDonald and Mr Martin

Mrs Begum, Miss McDonald and Mr Martin 1
Mrs Begum, Miss McDonald and Mr Martin 2
Mrs Begum, Miss McDonald and Mr Martin 3
Please feel free to come and speak to any of us if you have any questions or concerns.

Summer Term

Summer Term 1
Summer Term 2

Around the World in Eighty Days!

For our topic for the Summer Term, we will be taking an exciting learning trip around the world!

We will study and compare various geographical aspects of continents and countries around the world, including human and physical features. Using globes, atlases, maps and various other sources of information, we will learn about time zones, land use, trade and climates.

Spring Term

Spring Term 1
Spring Term 2

Chocolate - the bean that conquered the world! 

Last term, in this fascinating cross-curricular topic, we learnt about the history of the cocoa bean, where and how chocolate was first enjoyed and the processes involved in chocolate making! Through our topic, we covered geography, as we learnt about the Rainforests of our world; history, as we found out about The Aztecs, The Mayans, and the evolution of chocolate over time; Science and Design Technology, as we learnt about the chocolate-manufacturing process and then we were able to go on to develop our own chocolate bar recipes and packaging!

Fiendish Family Fortunes Through Time...

During the Autumn Term, our topic was an exciting one! It was called ‘Fiendish Family Fortunes Through Time’ and it was an historical study of a particular element of history over the past millennium. In particular, we looked at the lives of families since 1066 and considered how the lives of men, women and children changed during this historical period. Beginning with the Norman Conquest, we compared and contrasted elements of family life through time. We were able to focus on key historical periods since 1066, including Tudor times, Victorian times and the World Wars of the 20th Century.

We also took the opportunity to combine this topic with local geography, including learning about the history of our school, houses and architecture around Ipswich.

 Summer Term 2019

 Spring Term 2019

Autumn Term 2018