Year 5 2020 - 2021

Miss Hodgkiss

Welcome to the Year 5 homepage. 

Year 5 have started the Autumn term fantastically and have shown great resilience towards returning to school. 

This term our learning with be focused around Invaders and Settlers. We will explore the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings through writing in English, exploration in History, map work in Geography and research in Computing. In Science, the children will have the opportunity to link their learning of Properties and Changes of Materials to those used during the historical time of Invaders.

Please see our medium-term overview below which gives you a break down of each subject and skills that will be taught this term. You can also find an outline of the homework set, an overview of our class timetable and useful websites for you to access at home. 

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me on Class Dojo. 

Miss Hodgkiss 


Here is a wonderful website with book recommendations for all year groups. 

Home learning

Maths home learning will be TT Rockstars. Please work on Times tables with your children, they need to work on knowing these inside out recalling tables quickly to problem solve. Consider the inverse operation of division, knowing that 64 divided by 8 = 8. On a Friday, the children will take part in Big Maths Beat That to help test their Times tables speed and recall. 

Reading is another home learning you will do weekly. Reading is a fantastic way to learn and to stretch your imagination. In year 5 we work hard to develop our fluency and understanding of text, focussing on active reading where we question, summarise and investigate language. Please continue to read with your child at home and focus on asking them questions about the text they have read.   

Each Monday a task will be assigned in your reading journals and will be expected in the following Friday.  It is never about the quantity but more importantly the quality of what is written and how it is presented.  Please ensure your writing for each piece of homework is detailed and interesting. Work must be submitted via portfolios on Class Dojo. If you are struggling to do this, please let me know and I will help you. 

Click here to see the list of activities they have in their reading journal. 

Spellings are given to the children each week and they will be tested on a Friday. Please practise these weekly on SpellingShed and consider the spelling patterns and methods to help them remember them for the future. 


Year 5 Important Information

MONDAY: Outdoor PE with Anthony - all children must come into school in their PE kits prepared for all weather. 

Reading Journal homework given out.



THURSDAY: Year 5 will be taking part in Forest School in the afternoon. Please come into school in suitable clothes and bring waterproofs and wellies to change into.          

FRIDAY: Children will have Music, RE, and Expert Coaching. Please keep an eye on Dojo for any information regarding these lessons. 

Reading Journal homework to be handed in on portfolios. Change of reading books. 

Spelling test and Big Maths Beat That. 

SATURDAY/SUNDAY: Fun, family time, getting outside and reading for pleasure if you so like.


Daily mile: Please make sure children have trainers available in school for them to complete the Daily mile everyday. The children must also bring a suitable coat to school to wear throughout the day for various activities. 



These links may help with homework and to support our learning! Children with IDL logins only


Further information about our adventures and learning as well as specific news and notices will be posted directly to parents via our Class Dojo.







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