Year 5 2023 - 2024

Miss White

Year 5 Teacher
History and Computing Lead


Welcome to Year 5! I hope everyone has had a restful summer break and is ready for an exciting first term in 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 Miss Sudworth continues to provide 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 targetted support to small groups. 

Miss White- Class Teacher

Mrs Tomlinson- PPA Cover- Tuesday Afternoons

Miss Sudworth- 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...


We will be reading a range of different texts including; Wonderland: Alice in Poetry

The Storm Keeper's Island

The Nowhere Emporium 

Sky Song

Focusing on Modern Fiction and Poetry. 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 Promise' by Nicola Davies. 

'A Young theif snatches an old lady's bag- and is compelled to make a promise... which is the beginning of a journey that will change everything forever'. 

Within this unit we will be creating abstract noun poetry and a newspaper report. 


 As Mathematicians...

We will be: Expanding our knowledge of place value to incorporate numbers up tp 1,000,000

Rounding and comparing 6 digit numbers

Reading Roman Numerals up to 1,000 (M)

Multiplication tables remain an important foundation for mathematical understanding. For continued fluency it is important that children continue to practise their timestables up to 12 x 12.

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 'Forces'. Identifying different forces and how these impact our daily lives. We will investigate; how forces cause unsupported objects to fall to the ground,  the effects of gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction, as well as developing our understanding of pulleys, levers and gears. 


As Historians...


As Historians; we are diving into Ancient Greece to further understand the question 'How did the Ancient Greeks influence Western Civilisation?'

We will be using our chronological understanding to order some of the key events of the Greek Civilisation. Whilst identifying significant events and discoveries and how these impacted the modern world. 


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. 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; please return these to school the following Wednesday.





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