Year 5 2022 - 2023

Mr Hallard






Welcome to the final term of the year. It doesn't seem too long ago that we walked into the year 5 classroom in September but we have all grown so much since then!

This term welcomes lots of exciting learning opportunities for everyone.

In addition to myself, Mrs Tomlinson will be covering the class on Mondays in which she will be teaching French, R.E, P.E and Music. Mr Richards will also be providing valuable support in our Maths lessons throughout the term.

You can follow our class on Twitter @LittleLeighSch and on our school's Facebook page where I can provide pictures to celebrate the great work we accomplish.

If there is anything you wish to discuss then please don’t hesitate to contact me at

Here’s to a successful learning journey!


Mr Hallard


We will be reading and learning about South America and in particular the Amazon region which links nicely to our Geography topic.

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This half-term our writing will focus on the book 'The lost book of Adventure' in which we will write survival narratives.

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We will be:

  • Measuring and understanding angles.
  • Adding and subtracting with decimals.

Multiplication and understanding the timetables are important for all children in education. I strongly recommend the children spend some time at home practising the multiplication tables up to (and including) the 12 times table in preparation for our learning.
Here is a fun game which may help. 



This term we will explore animals (including humans). Specifically, we will be looking at the changes in animals from birth to death.



Our exciting topic this term looks at the Amazon region in South America. We will look to answer questions such as where is the amazon, who lives there and what changes are happening to the amazon which are having a greater impact on our planet. 



Each day children will take part in whole class reading in which the class teacher will read from our class text. We will work together to understand the vocabulary and use our inference skills through specific questions. Additionally, our class library is brimming with a variety of rich texts to encourage all children to enjoy reading daily.

Even in Key stage two we strongly encourage all children to read at home daily as well as read with an adult 2-3 times a week. I cannot advocate any more the positive impact you have on your child’s learning by reading to/with them throughout their time in school.

Please aim to fill in the reading diaries and return them to school on a Wednesday so I can return them the following day.


This term we will be focusing on athletics and rugby. Athletics will be taught with Mrs Tomlinson on Mondays and rugby will be with Mr Hallard on Tuesday afternoons.


Homework is set on a regular basis in Year 5. All children will receive spellings and times table practise. Maths practise is set on a Friday via the MY Maths online learning platform and will need to be completed over the course of the week.  Spellings are sent home for your child to practise on Fridays in spelling practise books; their books need to be returned on Wednesdays to be checked and new spellings put in their books. 




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