Year 5 2022 - 2023

Mr Hallard






Welcome to Spring 1.

What an exciting term we have planned with plenty of new and fascinating topics awaiting. We will look to explore the Victorians in History as well as design a toy for a Victorian child in design technology, and so much more detailed below.

In addition to myself, Mrs Tomlinson will be covering the class on Mondays in which she will be teaching French, R.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 supporting our writing and history topic through a variety of modern fiction and non-fiction.

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This half term we will be looking at ‘The Errand'. In this fable-like graphic novel, a young boy is tasked with delivering a package to a terrifying woman who lives deep within the sinister Whispering Woods 

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We will be:

  • Continuing our understanding of multiplication and division by multiplying a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number as well as dividing with remainders.
  • Once we have grasped a deeper understanding of multiplication we will use this knowledge to help us multiply fractions.

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 be exploring properties and changes in materials. We will investigate grouping different everyday materials by their hardness, conductivity (electrical and thermal) and transparency. It's really important that we continue to investigate and carry out our experiments in a fair fashion and so we will continue to discuss how and why we conduct a fair experiments in our Science lessons.



We begin our History topic on the Victorians this term. Year 5 will be asking: What was revolutionary about the Victorian period through the eyes of a child? Our history will be supported through cross-curricular learning with the children designing a top for a Victorian child in Design and technology as well as our guided reading sessions covering a variety of topics about the Victorians too. 




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 Hockey and Swimming. Tuesday is when P.E/Hockey is timetabled so please ensure your children are wearing their kits. As the weather remains cold, please make sure children wear warmer clothing for any outdoor sessions. Swimming will be timetabled on a Thursday afternoon from Thursday 12th January further details will be released soon.


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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