Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 class page. 


The class teacher is Mr Conlon.

The class is joined by teaching assistant Mrs Martin for some lessons.

Tuesday afternoons are covered by Mrs Serle. 

Wednesday mornings are covered by Mr Gunz.

PE is on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.


Our topics for the year are:

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

There’s no place like home

What are homes like around the world and in the past? Where do I live and what makes a home? We find out about the plight of refugees; improve our map skills and design rooms.

There’s no place like home

We will be designing & making homes. What will homes be like in the future?

We will think about those less fortunate at Christmas in particular the homeless.  We will be raising awareness and money for our school charity.

Space Invaders

We reach for the stars as we explore space. We find out why we are able to live on planet Earth.

We will play old computer games and make our own. We will find out about the Anglo Saxons. We discover why the Vikings invaded Britain.

Space Invaders

We continue space exploration and think about what it is like to live in space. What do astronauts eat?  And how do they sleep whilst floating in space? We will create our own stop motion animations.


Make an Aztec mask; calculate Mayan maths and interpret Aztec writing.  Who were these ancient civilisations? How have they influenced our lives today?


Ay caramba! This is one hot topic with Mexican cooking, dancing & fiestas. We study life in Mexico today.



Homework will be sent home weekly on a Friday and must be returned by the following Friday.  Children will be given Literacy, Maths and spelling homework each week.  Occasionally additional homework will be given for science or topic work.


Alongside the set homework:

Please ensure that your child has a suitable reading book (there are plenty in school!) and reads on a daily basis (preferably to an adult). 


By Year Five we would expect most children to be confident in both multiplication and division facts up to 12 x12.  Life skills are also very important, e.g. telling the time and working with money.  Please give your child the opportunity to practise these in context.