Year 5

Welcome to Year 5’s page!

Our essential question this term is ‘What Have The Greeks Ever Done For Us?’.

Children will be investigating the impact of Ancient Greece on civilization today! They will learn about Greek gods and goddesses; myths and poetry; the Olympic Games; and how Greece has changed over time. This will all be complimented by our class reading book, ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’ by Rick Riordan.


Class 5 will be returning to IntoUniversity for a focused day linked to our Ancient Greece project. During the day children will learn about famous Greek individuals who have influenced modern day life. The visit will take place on Tuesday 25th June.

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 Friday afternoon. 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, Mr Kingham and Mrs Salmeron

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