Year 5 2022 - 2023

Mrs Harvey


Welcome to Year 5 

A warm welcome to Year 5's class page where you will find lots of information about the year ahead, including our timetable, an overview of what will be taught each term, special events and important reminders.


Homework for the week beginning 15th May can be found here. 

There is no formal homework set over the half term holiday, although we would advise you to keep reading, practising your times tables and revise your previous spellings periodically. Thank you.

Spelling homework for the Summer term can be found here 



Summer Term 2023


 Mrs Harvey and Mrs King are the Year Five Class Teachers.  Mrs Harvey teaches the class on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday while Mrs King teaches on Thursday and Friday.

 Mrs Worsdale is also supporting the class.

This half term PE will be on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. Mr Coleclough will be teaching children cricket in PE on a Tuesday and we are swimming on a wednesday. Children should come to school dressed for PE on these days wearing the school PE kit of either navy joggers/leggings/shorts with a white or navy T-shirt and either their school jumper or a navy hoodie.


Reading remains a priority. As part of your weekly homework, please ensure your child reads at least 4 times a week, reading a range of texts and genres. A recommended list of books for Year 5 can be viwed by clicking on this link.  

Homework is set on a Thursday and is to to be completed by the following Tuesday. 

Our Timetable

(This is a sample timetable which is subject to change)

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Summer Term 2023

Please see the Curriculum plan for the SUMMER TERM to see our intended learning.

We continue to be intrigued by our class novel Cogheart by Peter Bunzl which we are finding both mysterious and exciting.  

Within our History and Geography work we are exploring the idea of Journeys.  In History we look at the significance of jouneys made by the likes of Sir Walter Raleigh, the reason for people travelling on the Titanic to the journeys made on the Empire Windrush. 


In Geography the journeys we investigate are around where a variety of our products come from, exploring industry and the impact of importing and exporting goods.

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We look forward to our curriculum learning but we are also excited for the many other learning opportunities on offer during the term ahead.  We will be putting lots of effort into Sports Day, Northwich sings and our other performing opportunities such as the village Gala day.  We are also very excited to mark the momentous occasion of the King's Coronation over the next few weeks.


What we did during the Spring term!

We read the following books about Malala Yousafzai and her fight for the right for girls to be educated.  This has culminated in writing an autobiography in role as Malala.  We have found this book fascinating and it has raised some important social and cultural questions which we have been eager to explore.


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This term we enjoyed reading Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman where we explored reading the genre of Norse mythology.  We will continue to work on our inference and justification skills.      

We have also explored the text Arthur and The Golden Rope by Joe Todd Stanton and used this as  inspiration for our own writing.  We have explored how we can develop our own exciting plot: a journey, a quest or a series of trials for our hero.  

In History we were fascinated by the Vikings and carefully considered the key line of enquiry of  "Would the Vikings do anything for money?"

In Geography we investigated the Alpine Regions.  The children considered how the Alps were formed and explored both the physical and human geography of the area.

We are excited to share more of our intended learning for the Spring Term, please click here!


In Autumn 2

In English, we learnt how to use direct speech to advance the action in our narrative writing and how to use noun phrases effectively in descriptions. The Lost and Happy Endings, by Carol Ann Duffy was our focus text. In our reading lessons, we used Hansel and Gretal by Neil Gaiman to focus on authors' language choices and the effect of figuartive laguage.


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In maths we focussed on Multiplication and Division and fractions

For information about the rest of the curriculum for the Autumn Term please follow this link.


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Staying hydrated

It is important that the children bring a named water bottle to school each day filled with water, not juice please.  They can refill this as required during the day.


The children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack to eat at playtimes or they can order snacks through the school kitchen.







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Sandiway Primary School

Weaverham Road, Sandiway, Cheshire, CW8 2ND