Year 5 2023 - 2024

Miss White

Year 5 Teacher
History and Computing Lead


Welcome to Year 5! 

This term welcomes lots of exciting learning opportunities for everyone.


Key information: There will be some familiar faces working in our class this year as Mrs Collier provides in class support and Mrs Tomlinson covers Miss White's PPA. We are fortunate enough to have Mr Richards join us for Maths lessons to provide additional targeted support to small groups. 

Miss White- Class Teacher

Mrs Tomlinson- PPA Cover- Tuesday Afternoons

Mrs Collier- In class support

Mr Richards- Maths support


Keeping up to date:

You can follow our class on Twitter @LittleLeighSch and keep up to date with all of the fun we're having or follow us on our school's Facebook page. This is also a place for us to celebrate all of our amazing accomplishments. 

Keeping in contact:

If there is anything you wish to discuss then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I will be available on the classroom door during morning drop-off time and after school pick-up.
If you would prefer to arrange a meeting or speak with me via email please don't hesitate to contact me at 


I look forward to celebrating the children's accomplishments with you and here's to an exciting new academic year!


As Readers...

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We will be reading a range of different texts including; The Infinite Lives of Daisy May

DK Eyewitness: The Victorians

How They Made Things Work! Life in The Industrial Revolution. 

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Focusing on Comprehension skills. We will be further developing our knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes, making comparisons across books and summarising content we have read. 


As Writers...

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This half-term our writing will focus on the book 'The Errand' by Leo La Fleur 

We will the create our own 'cliff hanger narrative' inspired by the text.  


 As Mathematicians...

We will be: Further practising our multiplication tables. Incorporating common multiples and factors

We are continuing to develop our knowledge of fractions and decimals. Includng;

Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators

Finding equivalent fractions

To convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers

To identify, name and write decimal equivalents of a fraction

To solve problems involving decimals up to 3 places. 


Below are some supportive websites:

Daily 10 - Mental Maths Challenge - Topmarks

Times Tables Rock Stars – Times Tables Rock Stars (

Multiplication Tables Check - 2023 -


As Scientists...


This term we will explore 'Earth and Space'. Identifying the names of the planets, how the Earth, Sun and Moon move in relation to each other and to decscrive the Earth, Moon and Sun as approximately spherical bodies.


As Historians...


As Historians; we are diving into the question 'Can the Industrial Revolution be considered as the era of change?'  

We will be reflecting on the reign of Queen Victoria, considering the changes to everyday life during this time and how the inventions of the industrial revolution continue to impact our life today. 


Whole Class Reading

Each day children will take part in whole class reading as we share a story together. We are currently reading 'Brand New Boy' and 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'. 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.

In KS2 we strongly encourage all children to read at home daily as well as read with an adult 2-3 times a week. 

Please aim to fill in the reading diaries and return them to school on a Wednesday. 


This term we will be focusing on Netball and our Play Leaders award. Our P.E. days are Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure earrings are removed or covered for these sessions. 


Homework is set on a regular basis in Year 5. All children will receive spellings and times table practise.  Spellings are sent home for your child to practise on Fridays in spelling practise books; please return these to school the following Wednesday.





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