Welcome to our Year 5 webpage!

Welcome to Year 5! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and a wonderful New Year! If you want to see what Year 5 are up to to kick start 2024, you're in the right place!

Meet the year five team...

Please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher via the email addresses below if you have any questions or worries:

Mother Teresa Class - Mrs Chapman and Mrs Judd/Miss Vano & Miss Selfe


Martin Luther King Class - Miss Yussuf and Mrs P/ Mrs St. Clair & Mrs A


Darwin Class - Miss Mckay and Miss Pollard & Miss Geoffrey


We are very lucky to also have Mrs Sparshott and Miss Hammond  working with us in Year 5 too!


  • The class doors will be open from 8.40-8:50am. If your child arrives after this time, please take them to the school office. (School telephone number 01322 663792)
  • The school day ends at 3.20pm. If you are unable to collect your child, please telephone the school office.
  • In year 5, many children begin to walk home from school alone or with friends, we are happy for them to do so (as long as you are!). Please write us a note if you would like this to happen. 
  • A note on phones- We have decided that even those children walking a short distance do not need a phone. It is safer for children to be concentrating on walking rather than being on their phone. We also feel this will support our online safety policy. If you feel there is an exceptional reason, such as travelling alone on a bus to Swanley then please make an appointment to see Mrs Hall/ Mrs Hammond. 


Please ensure at the beginning of each new term that your child has:

  • Pencils                  
  • Sharpeners                          
  • Ruler                     
  • Handwriting pen   
  • Erasers                 
  • Whiteboard pen                   
  • Glue stick              
  • Purple pen/biro
  • Named water bottle
  • Named PE kit


Home Learning & Spellings

Home Learning will continue to be set on Class Dojo, however, will now be completed in a homework book.  Homework is set on a Thursday and is due in on Tuesday (we will also upload a copy of the home learning tasks onto the class page of the website). It is an expectation that all children complete the tasks set within this time. We will be completing weekly spelling tests following the spellings set on the homework grid. Optional, additional learning may be given to your child occasionally in order that you may support them at home. 

In addition to all home learning each week, please remember to keep up to date with tasks and activities set on:



Top Marks maths games 

Purple Mash Computing 

Home learning for term 3 coming soon...



Term Three

Dates for the diary

 02/01/24- Inset day

03/01/24- Start of Term 3

05/01/23- TT Rockstars Day

05/01/23- Residential trip meeting

22/01/23- Residential trip to Bowles

24/01/23- Residential return from Bowles

02/02/23- MT Class Assembly

06/02/23- Internet Safety Day

12/02/23- Start of Half Term



In English this term we will looking at Greek Myths, making links with our Ancient Greece theme. In particular, we will be reading ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’.


Adventures of Odysseus by Hugh Lupton (English) Paperback Book Free ...


In Maths our focus is multiplication and division. Using our knowledge of place value from last term, we will be learning and using written methods for multiplication and division and applying these to single and multi-step worded problems. Any extra tables practise at home would be hugely beneficial! Towards the end of the term, we will also be applying this understanding to area and perimeter.

Cartoon Math Symbols - ClipArt Best


Please see the below links to support your child with these concepts:


Daily 10- multiplication game 



 Theme- Ancient Greece

Cartoon Ancient Greece Building - Download Free Vectors, Clipart ...

Our theme this term is Ancient Greece. We will be studying all aspects of ancient Greek history and daily life in detail, and will be making comparisons between modern day and ancient civilisations. If you have any resources which are relevant to this topic, including books and artefacts that you wouldn’t mind lending to the class for this term, it would be greatly appreciated.  However, please ensure that any resources are clearly named. 


Furthermore, if you want to help your child explore this learning in greater depth, the British Museum has a fantastic Ancient Greece exhibition. You can also find lots of information on their website.http://www.britishmuseum.org/learning/schools_and_teachers/resources/cultures/ancient_greece.aspx



Solar system set of cartoon planets | Object Illustrations ~ Creative ...

Our science topic this term is Earth and Space, focusing on the movement of the Earth and the Solar System. During this unit, we will be investigating the wonders of the universe, whilst also exploring different methods and strategies to develop our ability to work scientifically.


Indoor PE will be on a Friday, where we will be doing Boccia. 

Outdoor PE will be on Wednesdays, where we will be doing Netball. 

However, please note these sessions will be subject to change dependent on the weather and availability of the hall.  Therefore, full named PE kit (including trainers/plimsolls that are suitable for an outside lesson) should be in school at all times.  Long hair should be tied back and if your child wears earrings, please ensure they are able to remove them independently if possible.


Year 5 Term 3 Stunning Start- Greek Food Banquet!


TTRockstars Day 2024!

Year 5 TTRockstars Day 2024!



 Useful Links

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - A range of interactive Maths games

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f - A range of interactive English games

https://www.getepic.com/ - 1000s of books can be found here, with a free subscription for the first 30 days.

https://library.thenational.academy/ - each week there will be a new focus author, who will share a story with you!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcw76sg - A range of interactive History activities

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q - A range of interactive Science activities


Year 5 curriculum overview:

Curriculum Overview 


Year 5/6 Spelling List:

Below are the list of year 5/6 spellings, which we will begin to cover this year. Please use them to support your children with their English.

t2 e 2599 statutory spellings year 5 and 6 word mat ver 4.pdf