Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

The teaching staff in Year 5 are Mrs Orton and Ms Saini. We are ably assisted by Mrs Mason and Mrs Gardiner.

If you ever need to speak to your child’s teacher, do feel free to make an appointment for after school, or catch them at the end of the day. We are always happy to help in any way we can.

Want some guidance on helping your children with maths? Visit the maths page and have a look at our school calculation policy.

Help Your Child Make Progress – a support document for parents

Y5 Curriculum Map 2017-2017



A big thank you to Daniel Hall who baked some Viking bread for 5EO to enjoy- it was a great treat!


Viking bread!

We have found this recipe to make Viking Bread! If you’d like to, you can have a go at making this at home. If you do, be sure to take a picture to bring in to show us what you created!

Viking Bread
3 cups whole wheat flour or use another coarse flour
2 cups white flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups warm water
1 cup oats
Mix all dry ingredients saving out a 1/4 of cup of oats for the top. Stir in the 2 cups of water until it become hard to stir. At that point start to knead it to incorporate the rest of the flour until it become stiff. Make it into a circle and place on a baking stone. If using a cookie sheet it needs to be greased. Sprinkle the rest of the oats on top. Put the bread into a cold oven and turn on to 375 degrees. Bake for one hour.

Year 5 work for home

This work is voluntary; please do as much as you would like.
We began reinforcing our learning about place value at the beginning of term. Have a look at these Place Value mastery challenges- they are designed to get you thinking about problem solving and reasoning.
This week is Roald Dahl week, as we celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday. Unfortunately, we are not going to be in school to celebrate on the day, but if you’d like, here are some writing activities linked to Roald Dahl and his wonderful work.
  • Charlie Bucket was amazed when he won the Golden Ticket to visit Mr Wonka’s factory, and he thought that the chocolate river was the most wonderful sight he’d ever seen. Write a description of the most amazing sight you’ve ever seen; be sure to include the five senses!
  • George makes a magical medicine to replace his mean grandma’s new medicine. He collects a variety of ingredients including deodorant and shampoo, floor polish and horseradish sauce! Write a set of instructions for making your own marvellous medicine!
  • Matilda loves reading and Miss Honey is astonished by Matilda’s abilities. What is your favourite book? Was it funny, exciting, nerve-wracking? Write a review of it to encourage other people to read it.
Create a poster all about a certain aspect of Anglo Saxon life. You could chose from…
  • Anglo Saxon buildings
  • Anglo Saxon clothing
  • Being a child in Anglo Saxon times.
  • Or any other aspect you find interesting!
Make it as creative as you like. These will be used for a display in our new classrooms for the term.
Thank you for your understanding at this challenging time. We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Mrs Orton and Ms Saini