Year Five

Welcome to Year 5


Dear Parents

Welcome back to Priors Wood. I hope you all had an excellent summer holiday.

I am very pleased to be teaching year 5 this year and I am looking forward to an exciting year with all the challenges that year 5 has to offer.



Learning in the Autumn Term 2019

English                         Poetry, Legends of King Arthur, Greek Myths, Biographical writing, Explanations

Maths                          Place value, Roman Numerals, negative numbers, fractions, measurement, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (mental and paper methods), applying this understanding in problem solving.

Science                        Forces in Action, Grouping and Changing Materials

Creative Learning         If hybrids existed in ancient Greece, why did they drive manual chariots?                            (Ancient Greece)                               

Termly composer:         Yanni             

Termly Artist:             Phidias

Computing                    Game design

RE                                Beliefs

PSHE                            New Beginnings

PE                                Invasion games (hockey, netball, basketball, tag rugby)            

Art:                              Painting, Textiles



  • PE lessons are on Wednesday and Thursday/ Friday (usually Thurs afternoon but sometimes Friday).
  • PE kit must be available in school all week, so additional kit should be considered for clubs (before or after school).
  • Tracksuits are a good idea for when the weather gets cold.
  • Swimming sessions will take place January-February.



Time spent at home on reading, times tables and spellings is still vital in Year 5.

Weekly Timetable

Weekly home learning and key language will be recorded in diaries each Monday.


Reading                  at least 3 times each week

Spellings                 spellings are given out on Monday and tested on Friday

Times Tables           weekly test and updates (also TTRockstars)

Learning Logs          given out each Tuesday, to be handed in on the following Monday for marking


Learning Log homework can be set as an introduction to a new Creative Learning project, part of work in Science or as revision of completed learning.


Mathletics              challenges set each week Friday...

I hope you have found this useful. If you ever need to speak to me, please contact the office.

I am happy to meet with you in person or chat about any concerns that you may have over the phone.

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Laura Watson