Year 5

Year 5


Mr Quibell Teacher – Class 5LQ
Mrs Deer Teacher – Class 5ED
Assistant Head – Upper Key Stage 2
Dr Elderfield Upper Key Stage 2 Teaching Assistant Lead
Mrs Pereira Teaching Assistant
Miss Fowler Teaching Assistant

Curriculum Overview – Autumn 1

Geography- Our place 
To start the year, our whole school topic will be ‘Our Place’. In Year 5, our learning will focus on the River Mersey.  Children will learn about the water cycle, complete a river study, collect and analyse data and complete map work through this unit of work.

This year, we will continue to complete our work in English through the use of different texts. We will begin the year by looking at a range of comics and reading the text ‘The Rhythm of the Rain’ by Grahame Baker-Smith. Using these texts, we will complete short writing activities, comprehension, grammar activities and the children will complete a longer piece of writing using a plan, write, and edit sequence of lessons.

Guided Reading will take place each day and children will be exposed to a variety of different texts through these lessons.

In handwriting lessons, we will use the Year 5/6 spelling list to continue to practise cursive writing and improve presentation.

In maths, we will begin with number and place value, learning to read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit.  We will also be learning to count forwards and backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number to 1,000,000.

In addition and subtraction, we will practise our mental calculation, adding and subtracting numbers with more than 4 digits using effective written methods and using the inverse to check answers.

In multiplication and division, we will continue to learn and consolidate our times tables facts. We will also learn how to use formal written methods to multiply numbers with up to 4-digits by a one or two-digit number and to divide 4-digit numbers by a one-digit number. Children will be taught to identify multiples and factors of given numbers.


The first science topic we will cover this year will be ‘Materials’. These lessons will involve comparing and grouping different materials based on their properties eg. magnetism, transparency, hardness and solubility.  Children will work scientifically by identifying and classifying, performing tests, making observations and using these to suggest answers to questions.



Other Curriculum Areas
RE – What are the teachings of Christianity?

DT – Mechanisms – Making a pop-up book

Music – Charanga unit: Livin’ on a Prayer – teaching rhythm and pitch using the glockenspiels.  Children will compose their own song.

PE – Handball (Thursday), Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA) (Friday)

PSHCE- Mental and Emotional Wellbeing – Zones of Regulation. Our next step in Year 5 will be to support the children to create their own toolkits to support with self-regulation.

French – A l’école (at school) Children will learn to repeat and recognise the vocabulary for school subjects and express their likes and dislikes


UNICEF Rights Respecting School
Creating charters support a positive learning environment for our children.  We will also be electing our new representatives for our ‘Rights Council’. Mrs Owen will be leading this while Mrs Kingsford is on maternity leave. We are ‘Going for Gold’.

Article 2- The convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.

Article 12- Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.

Article 28- Every child has the right to an education.

Article 31- Every child has the right to relax and play.

Important Dates
Meet the Year 5 Team– Thursday 14th September 2023 – 3.45pm or 5.00pm

Parent focus group- This was started last year as a way for you to share what you think and for us to work together. If you would like to come please could you let the office know. The next meeting is: 9am, 28th September in the training room.

Individual photo day– 3rd Oct

SEND coffee morning/ drop in– Thursday 5th October- 9am.

Bike Right – Thursday 12th October, Friday 13th October and week commencing 16th October

Fieldwork trip to the River Mersey– Week commencing 9th October 2023

Half Term– 23rd October-27th October. Return to school on the 30th October.





Curriculum Overview - Autumn 1

Meet the Team Presentation

Please open the document below to view the Meet the Team presentation from 14th September.


Meet the Team Presentation