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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5D

Academic Year - 2021 / 2022

Miss Davies

Welcome to Year 5! 


I hope you all enjoyed a fun summer and are ready for a great year in Year 5.


Our topic for this term is 'Space Explorers'.

For more information on our class routine, please read the 'Welcome to Year 5' letter below and have a look at our 'Autumn Term' topic web to find out about what we will be learning about this term.

For the Spring Term, Year 5 will be exploring the Titanic in an attempt to find out who was to blame for sinking the 'unsinkable' ship.

For the Summer Term, Year 5's topic is the Ancient Greeks.  The class will be finding out all about their influences on our modern world, as well as looking at Ancient Greek myths and legends in English.

Here is an overview of our topics for this year:


Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term




'The Titanic'



How has space travel
changed over time?
Who was to blame for the
sinking of the Titanic?
What impact have the
Ancient Greeks had on the
modern world?



Welcome to Year 5W 
Academic Year - 2020 / 2021

Miss Watts

Dear Parents/Carers, 


Welcome to Year 5!


I hope that you have all had a lovely summer. Miss Smith and I are very excited about the year ahead working with your children. 


I hope you will enjoy visiting our page, and I also hope you find everything you are looking for!


Let us tell you a little bit about life in Year 5...


In Year 5, our day usually consists of English and Maths being taught in the morning, with a creative approach to our learning in the afternoon!


Rules and expectations.


Children are asked to bring in their book bags and water bottles to school with them every day. We will be discussing and deciding on our class rules during the first week. When we have agreed them, they will be posted on here.



Homework will consists of spellings. These will go out every Friday for a check the following Friday.  Children will also recieve alternative Maths and English homework. These will go out every Friday and due in the following Wednesday in order for it to be marked. School diaries are checked every Tuesday. Children should be reading for 30 minutes per day either to an adult or independently. I ask that children aim for 3 signatures per week.


In Year 5, we take responsibility very seriously, and we are always striving to follow our school motto:


Believe, Achieve, Inspire


Throughout the year, we will be adding lots of important information to our class page so that you can be kept up to date with any events.


Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you have any queries and I will get back to you.


Thank you for you continued support,


Miss Watts

Year five topics include:

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2  
Out of this World! Out of this World! The Unsinkable The Unsinkable Groovy Greeks Groovy Greeks  

Why is the space race

 significant to life today?

Who was to blame for the

sinking of the Titanic?

What did the Greeks do for us?




Book list


Year five recommended books


This is a list of books which I hope your child will enjoy reading. I hope you find these suggestions informative and helpful in promoting the reading habit.


A Pilgrim’s Progress – Geraldine McCaughrean
Perseus – Ger
Granny the Pag – Nina Bawden
The Peppermint Pig – Nina Bawden
aldine McCaughrean
Stop the Train – Geraldine McCaughrean
The House of Rats – Stephen Elboz
A Rag, a Bone & a Hank of Hair – Nicholas Fisk
Black Jack – Leon Garfield
A Far Away Place – Harriet Graham
When a Girl is Born – Pamela Grant
Carried Away – Michael Harrison
Follow Me Down – Julie Hearn
Chandra Frances – Mary Hendry
Journey to the River Sea – Eva Ibbotson
How to Train your Parents – Pete Johnson
The Knight & The Squire – Terry Jones
Cart & Cwidder (Series) – Diana Wynne Jones
The Coldest Winter – Elizabeth Lutzeier
The Octave of Angels – Margaret McAllister
Kensuke’s Kingdom – Michael Morpurgo
The Hounds of Morrigan – Pat O’Shea
I was a Rat – Philip Pullman
Clockwork or All Wound Up – Philip Pullman
Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve
Harry Potter (Series) – J K Rowling
The Silver Sword – Ian Serraillier
Beyond the Deep Woods – Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
Refugee Boy – Benjamin Zephaniah



The Molly Moon Series – Georgia Byng
The Lion Boy Series – Zizou Corder
The Emily Windsnap Series – Liz Kessler


Poetry books

Pip – Tony Mitton
The Works 2, Poems on Every Subject – Brian Moses & Pie Corbett
The Walker Book of Classic Poetry & Poets – Michael Rosen

Useful Websites


Easter fun!

2020 Covid-19 Time Capsule

This gives the opportunity for us all to take a moment to record our current lives and make memories for our future selves to look back on.

The document includes:

• All About Me

• How I’m Feeling

• My Community

• What I Am Doing To Keep Busy At Home

• Special Occasions

• Letter to Myself

• Interview Your Parents

• Letter From My Parents

You may choose to do all the pages or choose just a couple of pages, selecting the most age appropriate. I understand that not every home will have access to a printer, therefore you could take ideas from the pages to copy from to create your own.

I have started mine!

Have fun! 

Home Learning Pack

To support parents whose schools have closed because of the Coronavirus, Twinkl have made their resources FREE for one month. Go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

For a collection of interactive Go! resources, organised by age and subject, visit

Click onto the activity you would like to do and this will direct you to the page. See the above for how to access Twinkl for free

Make your own rainbow - I would love to see photos of your rainbow, please send them into the office where we can upload them to our class page!

Shadow drawing and then fill in the detail

Please note these are Youtube/Facebook links so it is important that children are supervised when using them.

How to make Bird boxes, wildflower wellies, hedgehog houses and lots more!

Your child has brought home some books from our school library and book corner. As they are reading, here are some activities and questions that they could complete.