Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 with Miss Deasey

Miss Deasey, Class Teacher

Miss Deasey, Class Teacher

Thank you so much for all the gifts the adults in our class received before Christmas.  We were very grateful for all your support last term.

Here is a little bit about what we will be learning in the Spring Term and the ways that you can help your child.

Subject Area Learning How you can help at home





We will do most of our writing through our topic, Tomorrow’s World.   In this short half term we will be focusing on writing really good, exciting short stories based on Anthony Horowitz’s Stormbreaker.  Our topic in Spring 2 will be Alchemy Island.  In this topic we will be writing fantasy setting descriptions, non chronological reports about gold and learning, writing and performing soliloquies. Talk about our topic.  Any additional research will make them better writers!Reading for at least 30 minutes each day makes a huge difference!  Click here for some ideas of books that you might like to read.Talk about new and interesting vocabulary that they come across and make sure they understand the meaning.Spellings for this term will be sent home, but are also available – Autumn Term Spelling.Make sure that anything they write at home is in joined up handwriting (except for capitals), the spelling is correct and then sentences make sense.   Practise makes permanent.


Spring Term Spelling

Maths We will start by revisiting the work we did on multiplication before the holidays, then division and fractions, decimals and percentages.  On Wednesdays and Thursdays we will focusing on Geometry and Measures. This term please continue to  focus on times tables.The children will need to know their times tables inside out and back to front.  For example:7 x 8 = 568 x 7 = 5656 ¸ 8 = 756 ¸ 7 = 8and then:0.7 x 8 = 5.6

0.8 x 7 = 5.6

5.6 ¸ 8 = 0.7

5.6 ¸ 7 = 0.8

It would also be great if you could practise units of measures for example: How many metres in a kilometre? How many centimetres in a metre?  How many grams in a kilogram?

I will use to set homework sometimes, however the children can use it anytime to practise something we have learnt or test to make sure they that they can remember.

Information about how we teach calculations is available here –  Year 5 Calculation Policy Leaflet.

Creative Curriculum In Spring 2, our topic is Alchemy Island.  We will be applying some of the skills we learnt last term using Scratch.

We will be needing to sue our map reading skills to be able to follow the clues to find the secrets of the Island.


There is also lots of science aspects to the topic, including finding out about the properties of materials, how water is filtered and much more!

Please talk about the topic and encourage your child to do additional research to help improve their knowledge and contribute more in class.

You can create your own free Scratch account and start practising your coding skills using these links:



RE Our topic is Inspirational People.  The children will be thinking about people who inspire them and why, inspirational people in religion and why they are significant.  Talk about the things we are learning and the people who you have found inspirational.

PE Our PE lessons will take place on Thursdays.) Please make sure your PE kit is in school (along with appropriate footwear).
SpanishMusic These lessons are taught by specialist teachers following the National Curriculum.


Your child will be taught reading and how to understand complex texts as part of whole class reading sessions.  In addition to this, they will also be given a book that they are expected to read during the course of a half term and have in their bag every day.  I would also encourage the children to read their own choice of books either from our class library or from home.

Home Learning

This will be set on a Friday and should be handed in on Wednesday.  It will consist of spellings to practise, maths and then either grammar or something related to our topic.  

Trip Dates:

Our next trip will be to the Science Museum in June.

Tudor Dancing

The children practised their Tudor Dancing today.  Here are some photos and hopefully some video!

Tudor Dance Video 1

Tudor Dance Video 2

Tudor Dance Video 3

Tudor Dance Video 4

Kingswood Update

We have arrived safely!  I am going to upload some photos of today – wifi permitting!

Day 2 update

Sorry for the late pictures tonight…We have had a great day but it has been incredibly busy!  The children have been brilliantly behaved, have taken part in everything and represented the school fantastically.

Here are some of our Friday photos:

I will put all the photos together for you at some point so you can have a great record of the fun we had!

Henry VIII

The children came up with imaginative and varied ways to telling the class the story of the life of Henry VIII.  We are moving on to writing a biography of his life next week…