Year 5 2023 - 2024

Miss Hall

Welcome to the Year 5 home page!


The following is a link to a recommended book list for Year 5. Please share with your child and explore the Y4 and Y6 pages too - there's a huge variety of exciting books! Best Books for Year 5 | Ages 9-10 | BooksForTopics 

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me via the email or School Spider. I am always more than happy to help. 

Our learning

This term we will be exploring World War 2 across a range of subjects. We'll delve into life on the home front, including the roles of men, women, and children. Children will link their geography knowledge to consider where food came from and why it was rationed. In PE, we'll dance to American styles like the Lindy Hop with Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Glenn Miller's music. 

Our literacy sessions will be based around 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll in order to develop a strong understanding of vocabulary relating to WW2 and inspire our writing.  We will be news reporters, soldiers and evacuees considering the different experiences they would have witnessed during the time.

Image result for letters from the lighthouseBLITZ: animated multimedia - YouTube

In maths, we are currently building our knowledge of multiplication and division. One of the most fundemental elements of developing confidence in maths is fluency in times tables. Why not try the following at home?

Maths on the Go: Challenge your child to a multiplication showdown while you're stuck in traffic. Who can correctly answer the most times tables before you reach your destination?

Musical Multiplication: Create catchy times tables tunes together. Sing your way through the tables using your child's favorite songs or make up your own catchy maths melodies. Who knew math could sound so groovy?



Home learning

Each week children are expected to read regularly and complete a set task in their reading record, complete TT Rockstars , Spelling Shed games and Numbots.

Spelling shed:10 games per week

TT rockstars: 20 minutes over the week

Numbots: 10 minutes over the week

Year 5/6 online homework will be set on a Monday and will be due on the Friday.

Reading journal homeworks will be set on a Monday and due in the following Monday.

Reading journal task: choose one task from the front of the reading journal and colour when completed.

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Year 5 Important Information


Outdoor PE with Anthony - please ensure the correct PE kit is in school (see below)

Times table quiz

Homework set


Swimming kits required. 





Spelling test

 Forest School or Art (alternate weeks). On the weeks where the children have forest school, please ensure the children have appropriate clothing if it is set to be particularly rainy/cold.

Homework collected.

Important information

  • We are a NUT-FREE school. Please ensure all food brought into schools does not contain nuts. This includes pesto, nutella and most cereal bars.
  • Children should bring a water bottle into school and drink water in the classroom. No juice please.
  • Children should have an indoor and outdoor pair of shoes in school. Outdoor shoes can be an old pair as they will no doubt be getting muddy!

PE Kits:

  • Children will now be getting changed for PE in school. Please ensure that PE kits are in school on the days listed above.
  • We ask that children wear black joggers / shorts, a red or white t-shirt and trainers (NO 
    FOOTBALL KITS PLEASE). We will be participating in PE whatever the weather, so please ensure children bring a waterproof coat. Earrings must be removed or covered with tape during PE sessions.


These links may help with homework and to support our learning! 

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Dean Valley Community Primary School, Albert Road, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 5HS

School opens at 8:50 am and closes at 3:20 pm