Year 5 2021 - 2022

Mr Coleclough

Year 5 Teacher
PE Lead



Welcome to a new academic year!

I would like to welcome Year 5 to this new school year. It is a very exciting one because as a school we are seeking to return to 'normal' after an unusual couple of years.

Throughout our various themes, I believe that the children will be inspired to delve deeper into challenging subjects, develop essential key skills and thrive in a safe environment.

The themes we will cover this term will provide the children with opportunities to produce outstanding writing, debate viewpoints, form opinions and understand more about their own beliefs and feelings. Below is just a snapshot of the learning that will take place.

Thank you for your support,

Mr Coleclough

Please click here to view this year's curriculum map!

Our Theme

Why is our local history important?

What impact did the slave trade have on Liverpool docks?

These are rather thought-provoking questions that will require the children to give them careful consideration and attention. When I refer to 'local history', I have chosen a part of the North West, Liverpool, that has a significant impact on the surrounding area. With various rivers and canals connecting Merseyside with Cheshire, it is important that we explore the economic and trade value of such a city. After all, it is only 24 miles away (less than a marathon!) from Little Leigh Primary School.

Our theme for the next few weeks will enhance the children's learning experience and provide them with an avenue to explore the questions above. I hope that the children's curiosity will drive their ideas, work ethic and key skills development.


Through various texts, maps and historical artefacts, we will consider how Liverpool docks has changed over the course of the last few centuries. The slave trade played a huge significance in the history of the docks and arguably was the backbone of Liverpool’s wealth. Therefore, one of our key texts this term will be:

Henry's Freedom Box — The Shops at Mount Vernon

Times Tables & Spelling

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 week the children take part in a focused whole class guided reading sessions 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.

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.

P.E. Lessons

Two P.E. sessions take place throughout the week in Year 5.  P.E. lessons usually take place on a Monday and Wednesday. However, due to timetabling changes these lessons may alter. Therefore, please ensure that your child brings their P.E. kit with them on Monday morning and they will take them home on Friday afternoon.

During the Winter months, it is advisable that children bring with them warmer clothes for outdoor sessions.

Please ensure that all P.E. clothing is labelled clearly, to ensure that all items are returned to the rightful owner!


Homework is set on a regular basis in Year 5. All children will receive spellings and times table practice. These will be set on a Friday via an online learning platform and will need to be completed over the course of the week.

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