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Welcome to Inspire Year 5



Welcome to Year Five! I am Mrs Howarth and I am joined by Miss Barlow who is the teaching assistant in Class Inspire. We have 30 lively and inquisitive children in Year Five and we will be undertaking some fantastic topics throughout the year.


In English this half term, we are focusing on the magical world of Narnia from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The children will have the opportunity to immerse themselves into C.S. Lewis' wonderful novel. We will be working on developing our skills in Mathematics and applying various methods to solve problems. In History, we will be learning about the Viking and the Anglo Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England. We are sure this will capture the attention of your children! In Science, we will be exploring Earth and Space. Our PSHE lessons will focus on friendships and relationships with ourselves and others. RE this term will focus on the unit of ‘Ourselves’ and we will explore our unique God given qualities. We will study sculpture, inspired by Alexander Calder, in Art. The children will have opportunities to develop their understanding of modelling based on bridges, in DT.                                                                                   


Year Five is an exciting time for our children as it is a chance for them to really work hard and shine.. showcasing their gifts and talents. We are very proud of our achievements and we aim to try our hardest in all that we do; inspiring others to do the same. We all work as a team, uplifting each other;

"And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."

Hebrews 13: 16



Important information

  • Remember - No jewellery is allowed in school expect for plain watches (This does not include smart watches).
  • Earrings are not permitted in school. If a child has earrings in, they will be asked to cover them with plasters at home prior to attending school. Please can we ask all parents to support this.
  • Children with long, shoulder length hair must have it tied up.



Reading remains a key priority. It is vital that your child reads for at least 20 minutes per day and records their achievements in their reading record. It is important to listen to your child read regularly and support their reading and comprehension at home. Of course, this is not always possible. 


Alongside the Accelerated Reader scheme, we also have a wider range of texts that children are free to sample as part of our Reading for Pleasure. Children are also allowed to read books from home and complete reading quizzes on these too. We challenge the children to increase their word count (taken from the words read in each book) and stretch themselves fully. The more books they read, the higher their word count is at the end of the year. Miss Fleming, as Literacy Lead, will set each class a challenge to reach a certain word count together. 


Homework and spellings:


The children will have regular spellings each week to practise and revise which are contained on this website. It is also important for the children to learn the meaning of these words to support their understanding of reading and comprehension texts. Your child will have received a copy of the spellings for this term and a copy of the spelling list for Year 5 and 6.


Extra homework, which may be linked to our Topic units, will be handed out on a Friday and needs to be brought back into school on a Wednesday. It is your child's responsibility to complete all pieces of work to the highest standard and that it is submitted on time.



Year 5 Autumn 1 Newsletter

Year 5 Spellings - Autumn Term 1


Below are some quizzes which will help you to revise the Year 5 math units. Keep playing the quizzes to improve your score.