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Welcome to Class 5!



Welcome back, the year 5 team are looking forward to a fantastic Autumn Term.


Your teachers are:-

Mrs. Minton-Allen (Class Teacher)

Miss Butler (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs. Bailey (Teaching Assistant)

Mr Evans (Teacher) (ICT/PE)


I am delighted to be continuing the learning journey with the children in Class Five once again this year! As always, we will be preparing the children with the essential skills needed to succeed as they begin upper juniors. It would be extremely beneficial, if in small bursts at home, children can be practising times tables up to 12, telling the correct time and counting simple change in coins. Practising little and often will consolidate learning and increase confidence.


Regular homework includes reading which is essential to improve fluency and to increase their vocabulary skills and written work. The children have been set a reading challenge over the course of this coming year to read a wide variety of books at home. For our weekly spellings, we will be focusing on different spelling rules and strategies.


Homework timetable:

Monday - Spellings & Reading

Tuesday - Spellings & Reading

Wednesday - Spellings & Reading

Thursday - Spellings & Reading

Friday - Spellings, Reading, Maths & English


Your English and Maths homework is given on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday. You will also receive your new spellings on a Monday with the previous spelling score. Please make sure these are completed nightly. Remember look, cover, say, write, check. There will also be a weekly times tables test on a Friday.




During the autumn term, we will continue to develop our core knowledge in Mathematics through fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Our main focus this term will be place value. Children will secure their knowledge and understanding of the number system using mental and written skills in a variety of contexts. Linking mathematical learning to our geography topic we will estimate and calculate the distances travelled to different European and African cities.



In Science, we will be working scientifically to explore space, exploring our planets in depth and our Solar System. We will also conduct experiments to investigate forces and gravity. In November, we will visit Jodrell Bank to explore space further and participate in a hands-on Mars Rover team challenge. The teams will be challenged to construct a landing device out of limited resources.


In History, we will be learning about life in our great city of Liverpool in years gone by and how art and culture has influenced life today.


In Geography, we will be exploring and comparing the different features of cities in Europe, Africa and North America, examining physical features, locating countries, exploring landscapes, rivers, mountains and weather patterns. We will conduct our own experiments to record and observe weather patterns in the UK and compare the results with other countries.


In Art, we will be link to the cities we visit in Geography and explore art and culture in Europe, Africa and North America.


In Religious Education, we will be learning about Jesus’ special words and Jesus as a story teller. We will learn about how the stories that Jesus told affected the way people lived and made choices.


In Music, we will be exploring beats and rhythm patterns through Djembe.


This term P.E. will take place on a Monday afternoon as well as a Thursday afternoon with Mr Evans. Thursday afternoon the children will be having swimming lessons and will need swimming kits and swimming caps. Children need a full P.E kit in school.


If you have any questions, please do  not hesitate to ask.


Thank-you for your continued support - Year 5 Team