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Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together’


Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!



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Teacher– Mr Baker



Teacher– Mrs McNaboe


Year 5 Teaching assistant– Mrs Eden


Important dates

Home Learning:  Wednesday

Reading records: Wednesday

PE: Wednesday and Thursday

Spelling test: Wednesday (Re-test on Friday)

Maths: Practise your times tables knowledge: 3s, 6s, 9s, 7s for this half term.


Useful links

TT Rockstars.


Reading Eggs


Spring 2 term (February – April) 

Our topic this half term is the Rainforest. We will be learning about the structure of the rainforest, what/who lives there and the important role it plays for our planet. The children will write an adventure story based on the book ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell and create posters defining the 4 layers of the rainforest.

In science, we will be investigating the different properties of materials and looking at how these properties are used in every day life.

We are also lucky enough to have a Sikh experience day in the first week back to support our RE learning.

Image result for the rainforest 4 layers

Spring 1 term (January – February)

Our topic for this term is the Ancient Egyptians! We will be learning about how they lived, worshipped and worked. Throughout this topic, we will be doing a newspaper report on a Mummy break and entry into the school as well as a spooky, fiction story based inside a Mummy’s tomb… Do you dare to read them?

Also during this term, we will be learning about the circle of life in humans and animals.

Our class book for this term is ‘Wolves in the walls’ by Neil Gaiman – a picture book which we will do lots of learning around – as well as ‘A poem for every day of the year’ by Allie  Esiri.

Autumn 2 term (November – December)

Our topic for this term is based around our science learning. We will be delving into Space! We will learn about the planets in our Solar System, why the moon looks different at different times in the month and why we have night and day. On the 26th November, we will have a mobile Planetarium visit the school!

In geography, we are learning about coasts. We will discover the ways in which erosion changes our coast lines over time, and discovering different coasts from all over the world.

Our class book this term is ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

Autumn 1 term (September – October)

Our topic for this term is the Vikings! In particular, we will be focusing on the history of this civilization and creating some Viking related writing. We are covering DT in topic and will be making Viking weapon models out of clay.

In science, we are looking at Forces. We will be researching water resistance, air resistance and gravity!

Our class book this term is Viking Boy by Tony Bradman.


Recent News

Year 5 Super E-Learners!

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Sikh Experience Day in Year 5

In our RE sessions in Year 5, we have been learning all about the Sikh religion. As part of this, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Mr Singh to learn about Sikhism. Read more…