Welcome to Year 5! Your class teacher is Miss Ames and the class is supported by Miss Shing. 


Please find below an overview of our learning for Summer 2:

Maths– Properties of shapes and converting measurements

English – We are reading “The Wild Way Home,” by Sophie Kirkley and have just had a go at writing a newspaper report on the discovery of Skara Brae. We will be having a go at writing our own historical fiction in the next few weeks.

Guided Reading – This half term we are focusing on non-fiction texts and using our VIPERS style questions.

History: This half term, we are studying the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. We are linking to art and design by making our own cave paintings on rocks.

Computing: Scratch programming;

PE: Bench football;

Science: Animals including Humans; we are looking at the changes from conception through to old age, how life is created and gestation periods of different animals.

RE: Stewardship


PE lessons will be every Wednesday and Friday; please come to school dressed in your PE kits. Homework is given out on a Thursday and does not need to be returned to school. Additional home learning sites are listed below to consolidate prior learning in school. The children are using Morning Challenge as they filter into school each day. This is a task that focuses on quick maths, self-editing, improving geographical knowledge and boosting vocabulary. If your child is not attending school, the morning challenge can be accessed at home and will be updated weekly on here. Google Classroom has weekly homework and home learning provided.

🪘Monday 21st June – World Music Day 🪘



📚📚 Friday 14th May – Pyjamarama Day 📚📚

Here is the link to our class assembly-


We have worked very hard in music this week with Mrs Ashley, creating our own music inspired by the 20th century minimalistic style that she has shared with us! Take a look at our video below:


World Bee Day 2021 🐝💛
Thursday 20th May – this morning we celebrated World Bee Day together. We read some extracts from The Secret Life of Bees and then set out to create our own hives using plastic bottles, play dough and bamboo sticks. The children did an amazing job and then had a go at producing some step by step art work of bees.

National Day of Reflection

Year 5 made their own rainbow of prayers today, thinking about prayer for our families, friends, brighter days to come, things we have learned, those who have lost and things we are thankful for. We hung them in a rainbow across the classroom. We also made some posters to display on our own classroom window, reflecting on the past year, showing thanks and looking to the future.



Art week – 14th December:

Y5’s gorgeous graffiti working inspired by Nomad Clan’s moving murals in Manchester City Centre 🥰

Dragon reports and clay eyes!

We were lucky enough to have a visit from City in the Community and had a zoom call with Manchester City’s very own women’s football star, Jill Scott! The children got to ask her lots of questions and even found out how she’s spending her Christmas! Great fun followed by some awesome football games 👍⚽️🌟

We also had a zoom call from The Virtual Theatre from Manchester Library this morning. The children listened to The Cherry Coloured Coat performance and completed activity packs 👍


We have been looking at the art work on Stanley Chow and have had a go at creating some artwork inspired by his. Take a look at some of the wonderful work: 


The children did a sponsored circuit in PE, taking inspiration from Joe Wickes! The link to their video is here if you’d like to watch at home! It has to be copied and pasted I’m afraid! https://youtu.be/4YbR-zZ44mI  



Place value to 4 digit

1, 10, 100 and 1000 less

Year 5 maths – rounding to nearest 10, 100 and 1000 

Multiplying by 10 and 100

Verbs and tenses – English work  

Fronted adverbials – English

Writing book reviews and sharing good books

Writing instructions