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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5. Our teachers are Mrs Bull and Mrs Farrell.

This term we are learning all about Ancient Egyptians, where we will be aiming to provide the children with a foundational understanding of Ancient Egyptian society, deities and Pharaohs, fostering a curiosity about the ancient world. 

In English, we will be studying different fiction, non-fiction and poetry writing genres through three class texts. ‘Secrets Of A Sun King’ by Emma Carroll, a story set in London in 1922 about a girl called Lillian who travels to Egypt with two friends in hope of returning a canopic jar with some mystery contents to save her grandad. The story is a race against time as Howard Carter is also in Egypt about to make an historic discovery.

In Maths, we are learning all about key arithmetic skills as well as Area and Scaling. 

Our PE day for this term is Monday, where we are learning about the fundamental skills of athletics, including running, jumping and throwing. We will be swimming and the Thame Leisure Centre next term.

Our school values this term are Curious and Active, and the children will be encouraged to demonstrate these values every day in school and also at home!

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Homework will be sent home on a Friday and is due back by the following Wednesday. Each week the children must try to read for at least 20 minutes every day, practice their weekly spellings, practice their multiplication tables, complete a piece of grammar and punctuation homework using or on paper in their books, or complete a reading comprehension task. Additionally, the children must complete one activity from the homework grid. There will also be subject specific/skills-based Maths homework given occasionally. 

Year 5 Recommended Reading Lists:

Year 5 and 6 Spelling List:

SpellingWordList_Y5-6.pdf ( 

Year 3 and 4 Spelling List:

SpellingWordList_Y3-4.pdf ( 

Times Tables Rock Stars:

Times Tables Rock Stars: Play (

BBC Super Movers: