Year 5 2021 - 2022

Mr Coleclough

Year 5 Teacher
PE Lead

Coundon Primary School

Hello and welcome back to Summer term!

What a busy term we're in for!  From learning all about the Amazon, to developing our understanding of the Victorians. I'm sure it will be great fun! 

Last term, the children developed super knowledge about life in ancient Greece which culminated in our workshop where we dressed as ancient Greeks, ate their food and learned even more about this fascinating part of our history and the impact that they had on western civilisation.  

Below, you will be able to read about our classroom routines and have a snapshot of the learning we will be enjoying this next term.


As always, I am  available to contact if you have any concerns or queries regaring your child's well being.  You can email or phone the office,  or email me directly.  I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.  

I would just like to thank you for your continued support. 

Kindest regards, Mr Coleclough


This half term, we will be learning all about...

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and in particular...


What is life like in the Amazon?


The children will become intrepid explorers as they learn where rainforests are in the world, in particular, the Amazon.  They will learn about its climate and topography and gain a secure understanding of the four main layers of the rainforest.   We will discover how plants and animals have adapted to thrive and survive in the different layers.  Comparing how tribal families live to how we live, we will gain an understanding and celebrate the lives of tribal people.   Our learning will culminate in the threat to the rainforest and how the deforestation and destruction of this incredible part of the world is impacting local and global lives.


As Readers... 

We will be exploring lots of Rainforest non-fiction texts and the text I will be reading to the children will be 'The Lost Book of Adventure.'

As Writers...

We will be writing survival narratives, as well as survival guides! We will be considering our audience and purpose when we write and seek inspire others with our writing!

As Mathematicians...

This half term, we will be focusing on... 

  • Measure
  • Geometry 
  • Statistics



As Scientists...

We will be focusing on...

Living Things and their Habitats.


Times Tables & Spelling Practice

Please encourage your child to practise their times tables and spellings.  Click on the timestable image below to play! Below the game, is the Year 5 & 6 Statutory Spelling list - feel free to practise these over the course of the year.




Each day, the children take part in a focused whole class shared reading session with the class teacher. We will work together in these sessions to read extracts of text and develop our deduction and inference skills through specific and targeted questions.  The children are also given lots of opportunites to enjoy quiet reading for pleasure.

In Key Stage Two, we strongly encourage parents to continue to read with their children regularly (at least 3 times a week) and write comments in the child's reading diary.  I will collect the diaries on Thursdays for marking, and hand them back out on Friday ready for the weekend.  I cannot stress the importance of your child reading at home with you as much as possible. Even listening to an adult read has such a huge impact on children's development.

Why is reading so important? | Pearson UK

P.E. Lessons

Two P.E. sessions take place throughout the week in Year 5.  This half term, Class Five will participate in PE on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings!

Please ensure that your child comes into school in their PE kit on their day of PE. 

Please ensure that your child's PE kit is in line with our uniform regulations.  Girls with long hair should tie it back and all jewellery, including earings, must be removed for P.E, or covered with tape (we cannot provide or apply this).


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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