Year 5 Second Second Half Term 2020          ‘Who was the real Horrid Henry?’  –

Year Group Who’s Who (and where to find us)
The Year 5 class teachers are:

Year Group Who’s Who (and where to find us)
The Year 5 class teachers are:

5JW – Mrs J. Walkom     (Head of Year)                                                    5AF – Mr A. Fleming
5JT – Mrs J. Thompson                                                                                5GB – Miss G. Brady
5SH – Mr S. Halsall


In addition Year 5 are supported by:

Mrs Beck

Miss Bumbee

Miss Dean

Miss Palmer


What will we be learning about in school this half term?



For the foreseeable future, maths will be taught within classes with additional support and a wider range of differentiation for reinforcement and challenge tasks. An additional maths session has been timetabled, once a week, to purely focus on catch-up for the areas of maths missed in Year 4. In this half-term it will be position and movement.


This half of term our learning focus is:

  • Multiplication and division – including factors, multiples and prime numbers
  • Whole number word problems – including the use of ‘Bar Modelling’
  • Time – including converting from 12hr to 24hr and interpreting timetables


Homework will be set every Friday, which may be on paper or through the MyMaths website. We also expect children to spend time using TT Rockstars, to develop their times tables knowledge and speed, several times a week.



English skills will be taught in variety of ways, including specific lessons and through cross-curricular words.  In addition to the genres below we teach regular spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons and reading comprehension.


  • Poetry – based around rhyming couplets and Shakespeare’s sonnets
  • Narratives and Drama – based around Macbeth
  • Persuasion and Non-chronological reports – based on the Tudors. Newspaper articles


Spelling homework is set weekly, with pupils researching other words that match the rule.



This half term the children will be studying  ‘The Earth and beyond’.


Foundation Studies

We teach a range of subjects through our Creative Curriculum approach including:

  • DT/Art – needlework and further investigations of line, pattern and colour
  • History – Tudors
  • Computing – Multimedia presentations
  • Music – reading music and learning to play boomwackers
  • E– Dance, Tag Rugby and Healthy Living
  • PSHE– Getting On & Falling Out
  • E– Practice & experiences of different religions


Please click on the homework tab on the school website for our homework policy and suggestions for creative homework tasks for this topic


We expect all the children in this year to work hard. We have high expectations and hope you will support us, you can do this by:


Organisational aspects –

  • Ensuring that your child is at school on time and dressed appropriately;
  • Dinner money is sent into school on Monday in a labelled envelope;
  • Make sure that your child has a PE kit which is clearly labelled;
  • All children may bring a healthy snack;
  • Encourage your child to be prepared for the school day with the correct equipment.


Educational aspects –

  • Ensure your child reads every single day for at least fifteen minutes, preferably to an adult
  • Encourage your child to research other words that match the week’s spelling rules, as well as learning the words sent home
  • Mathematics, encourage your child to practise the 4 operations (+, -, ÷, x), learn tables and use mathematical skills in everyday life, eg time and money.


Communication with your child’s class teacher can be made through the class email. If you wish to make a longer appointment please telephone the school office and this can be arranged at a mutually convenient time.


We look forward to continuing with the excellent start to Year 5.



The Year 5 Team