Year 5 2023 - 2024

Miss Woodward


Miss Woodward, Mrs Sampson and Mrs Thomas 

Year 5 P.E. days:

Monday and Wednesday - Rounders 

Please make sure your child comes to school in FULL PE kit (T-shirt, shorts/joggers, sweatshirt/top and trainers). 

Please ensure that your child brings hair ties and can remove earrings themselves before a session. 


Please see the homework grid below for this half term's challenges.

Spellings will be handed out every Monday by Mrs Sampson. Please practise these 3 times throughout the week at home with your child. Spelling books will be checked on a Monday by Mrs Thomas. 

Reading diaries will also be checked on a Friday and we ask that your child reads at least 3 times a week. This may include reading on our online platforms (GETEPIC, The Reading Realm, The Poetry Realm). Your child has been given a class code to help them access their account and books have been assigned that link to our learning challenges. 

Miss Woodward will also regularly set My Maths, Ed shed and Timestables Rockstars homework online. Children have their own personal log in for these (inside their planners). 

MUSIC 4 LIFE - Tuesday afternoon 1:15-2:15pm. We will be learning to play a brass instrument of our choosing. Children can bring their instrument home to practise during the week. Taking instruments home is optional, but children do need to ensure that their instrument is in school for their weekly lesson. 


This half term we are jetting off to the Amazon and delving into the incredible

novel, 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell.  We will write diary entries from

different viewpoints and write out own escape narrative.


Whole class reading

Below, you will see the texts that we will cover this half term in our whole class reading sessions. We will be exploring a range of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and picture books. 


You can read so many things at home. You may choose to read a bingo book, your school reading book or alternatively one of our online reading platforms:

  • GET EPIC (click on the link below, type in our class code, find your avatar and away you go)
  • Reading Realm
  • Poetry Realm



Bingo Books

Bingo Books is a collection of high-quality literature for you to share and explore at home with your child. Similar to the game ‘bingo’, the aim is to get a full house before leaving Year 5! Children will choose a new Bingo Book to bring home whenever they finish as some texts are longer than others. We do ask that you treasure these books as they are on loan from our Education Library Service. Please enjoy them and return in a good condition. If books are not returned (or are returned in a poor condition), I’m afraid we will have to ask for a contribution toward a replacement. Enjoy immersing yourself in some wonderful texts. I wonder which will be your favourite! 

Geography Learning Challenge:

This half term, our questions are: 'How is the UK changing?' and 'What makes the Amazon so special?'

We will be looking at a a range of places in the UK (including Crewe) and exploring both positive and negative changes. Have a look at the resources below about Crewe heritage and visit the virtual museum. 

As part of our Amazon journey, we will learn all about the rainforest biome and what makes it so incredible! Have a look at the resources below to help you with your home learning. 







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Year 5 have been exploring and using different media, creating movies using stop frame animation.

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Our Wonderful Children, by Mr Locke

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