Year 5 2018 - 2019

Mrs Coulthard

Year 5 Teacher

Mrs Ormerod


Welcome to Year 5!

Mrs Coulthard, Mrs Ormerod and Mr Whittaker are looking forward to another great year in your journey of learning.

Year 5 are no longer going swimming on Wednesdays but you will still need your PE kit in school.

Year 5 have been continuing with their weekly ukelele lessons on Tuesday afternoons. Please remember to bring in ukeleles on Tuesdays and practise at home. 



This term in maths we are looking at fractions. We are using various resources to teach this to our children in Year 5 such including bar models and other  pictoral represenations.

 TimesTables  are extremely important when working with fractions so please encourage your children to continue practise on TT rockstars at home when possible.

 Year 5 have also been leaning arithmetic methods which are helping them improve and practise their written methods for calculations. Homework continues to be given with different work sheets on timestables to ensure that they are all comfortable and can work out equations up to x12. 


This term in English, all of our children in Year 5 have completed their own first person recount based on the short animation film, Alma. Children have used this writing to explore using expanded noun phrases, adverbial starters and relative clauses.  Some examples of their super work will be uploaded soon.

We have been continuing to focus on handwriting in class and as homework to make sure all children can form letters properly and join up their writing. I hope to award some handwriting pens to children who demonstrate high standards of handwriting following our school policy this term.


This term in Topic we have been learning about the South America.

Children have researched, made posters and presented their work on differnt Biomes.

We have used audio, visual and written clues to identify the Amazon Basin and investigated rain forests in more detail.


This Term in Science, the children have been learning about reproduction in flowering plants. We have sketched detailed bottanical diagrams and discussed and labelled names  functions of the male and female parts of a flowering plant. 


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