Year 5

Welcome to Year 5’s page!

Our essential question this term is ‘What is the state of America?’.

Children will be delving back in time to learn about the original Americans, as well as those who travelled to the USA either as immigrants seeking a better life or as slaves against their will. We will look at the physical geography of North American landmarks such as the Grand Canyon, and the human geography of two great cities – Nottingham and New York City.


Class 5 will be returning to IntoUniversity for a focused day on further education opportunities. The visit will take place on Monday 30th March 2020.

Reading Expectations:

Children are expected to read every day. 3 times a week to an adult, who will sign their diary, and the other days independently. Your child will get a certificate and a medal for reading at home – a bronze medal for reading 50 times at home, a silver medal for reading 125 times at home and a gold medal for reading 250 times at home. They will also earn tickets for an in-class weekly raffle! Please listen your child read between 3 and 5 times a week and record every time you read with them in their reading diaries so we can keep a record.

Spelling Expectations:

Children will be given 10 new words to learn every week. We encourage children to challenge themselves and use a dictionary to find:

  • Definition – word meaning
  • Synonym – alternative word with the same meaning
  • Antonym – word with the opposite meaning
  • A sentence in which they could use the word.

PE Information :

This term PE will take place on Thursday afternoon this half term, with swimming on Friday mornings. Please ensure that your child has the correct PE kit in school for the week.

Times Table information:

Each child is set timetable activities on Times Table Rock stars.

Children will also be given times table challenges every Friday morning.


Children are given homework every Friday to be returned the following Thursday. Project homework is also set every fortnight. We are always overwhelmed the quality and standard of the work many of our pupils produce.

If you have any further questions or would like to know how you can further support your child, please feel free to ask.

Mr George and Mr Kingham


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