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Welcome to Year Five! 

I am Mrs Howarth, the class teacher. I am joined by Miss Milner, Class Inspire's teaching assistant. Year Five is an exciting year for our students as we focus on developing our skills and knowledge whilst immersing ourselves in engaging topics throughout the year.


In Class Inspire, we strive to nurture our children, develop inquisitiveness and provide opportunities for collaborative work. We focus on fun learning which provides the children with plenty of opportunities to shine and showcase their individual qualities. Each child's uniqueness is valued and nourished. 


"Surround yourself with people and things that inspire you.

Learn everything you can." 

Jameela Jamil


"Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive.

When you're positive, good things happen."  

Deep Roy


Please see this term's newsletter below which details our curriculum during the Spring term. 


If you have any worries or concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to contact me via my staff email on


Welcome back after a short break. Miss Milner and I hope you have enjoyed the rest and your children are focused on their learning journey this term. We have lots of exciting topics which will captivate your children's imaginations and interest.


In English this term, we will begin with some fun poems with a structure. The children will develop their understanding of Limericks and Haiku’s and will enjoy creating their own, making links around our learning in Geography this year. We will also explore magazine articles within English and create information booklets, making links to learning in other curriculum areas this term.


In Maths, we will develop our skills and apply various methods within Fractions, Decimals and Percentage. In Science, we will investigate  forces, static electricity and magnetism. 


Our PSHE lessons will focus on Health and Mental Wellbeing this term. Within this topic, the children will develop their understanding of physical and mental wellbeing, growing and changing and keeping safe.


Within RE, we will continue to focus on 'Memorial Sacrifice' where the children will learn how memories are kept alive and how the Eucharist keeps the memory of Jesus' sacrifice alive and present in a special way. We will explore the season of Lent when Christians try to focus on giving. This helps us to identify with the complete sacrifice of Jesus which is remembered in the liturgy of Holy Week, especially the Easter Triduum.


In Computing, the children will enhance their skills within coding on Purple Mash. Additional activities will be set on Purple Mash during this time to encourage your child to develop their skills at home. Please encourage this where possible.


In DT, we will be designing and making a soft toy. The children will improve their creative design skills and enhance their sewing skills.


We will focus on words, meaning and expression in Music this term. Your child will explore partake in engaging activities such as games, singing and playing instruments.


Within Spanish lessons, we will focus on food. The children will compare products, symbols and objects which represent own culture with Spanish culture (Eg. comparing ‘typical’ foods, eating times and habits). They will listen and repeat food vocabulary with accurate pronunciation and prepare and practise a simple conversation, reusing familiar vocabulary and structures in new contexts.


PE with FUNDA remains on Tuesday and swimming is on Friday - please ensure your child brings their swimming kit in each Friday. Children with long hair will be required to use a swimming cap. 

Routines in Class


At the start of the day, children will enter the classroom where they will settle into some basic daily arithmetic practise. 

Morning break will be at 11am. If you wish, you may send a healthy snack in with your child for them to consume at this time.



We ask that you read with your child as often as possible. Your child will have a reading record that can be signed by yourself every time your child reads or is read to. In KS2, children will be expected to quiz regularly on Accelerated Reader upon completion of their book. As a minimum, we generally expect that children quiz at least once every fortnight. This helps aid their fluency and stamina to digest larger volumes of text - excellent preparation for  the Year 6 curriculum.



PE in Autumn will be on Tuesday (Funda) and Friday (Swimming). Children should come into school dressed in their PE kits. This consists of: Black leggings/joggers, PE Top and hoody, jumper or cardigan. 



Homework will predominantly be set using Century Tech - an interactive web-based learning platform. Your child will receive their login details at the start of term, which will be stored in their reading journal. 


Year 5 Curriculum Plan 2022-2023


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

Recommended Reads for Year 5