Y5 Staff:

Miss A. Everington - 5E

Miss R. Smith - 5S

Miss C. Butler - 5B

Teaching Assistants: Miss Coates & Mrs Bennett 


Novel Study

Could you survive as a refugee?

What if you woke up tomorrow and everything had changed?

Money is worthless. Your friends are gone.

Armed robbers roam the streets.

No one is safe.

During the Spring term Y5 will be studying the book 'After Tomorrow' by Gillian Cross.

Look at the front cover - what clues can you spot about the plot of the book?

Maybe you have seen some news stories that link to the key themes and events in the book. 


If you would like to find out more about the author - Gillian Cross - then click this link to visit her website


Make sure you keep visiting this page to find out more about the book! 

Cornerstones Topic

This half term Year 5's Cornerstones topic will be 'Gallery Rebels'


Colours collide, melting together on the canvas; an impression of light, a rage of red, a lobster perched on a telephone... Come and find out about the bizarre and eccentric minds of the gallery rebels!

Art can be an act of rebellion. Can you change the world with a paintbrush, a thought or an idea?

Dream the dream - or show us your nightmares! What do you see? Watches melting? Wheels spinning? A shark in a box? Can you express yourself without using words? Well, a picture paints a thousand of them!

Try your hand at a 'Damien Hirst' sculpture, exploring the weird and wonderful to create a curious treasure for the next generation.

Take up your arms and fight for the cause... Paintbrushes and sketch books at the ready - let's make art!


Maybe you could take a virtual tour through some of the worlds most famous art galleries? Click the links to investigate






Below are Year 5's long term and medium term plans for the foundation subjects. These show the topics covered throughout the year and experiences we aim to provide for the children (visits subject to change depending on availability/cost).

The medium term plan for our current cornerstones topic gives an overview of learning outcomes covered across the curriculum. We aim to teach as much of this as possible, however, there may be some days/weeks where time will be restricted due to other events happening in school. The activities planned aim to engage children and allow them to experience a broad and balanced curriculum alongside teaching skills linked to the foundation subjects (see wider curriculum pages for more information).

On Friday 11th November 2017, Y5 spent the day with some very special historical visitors.

We all met Alice and Jack; a Tudor lady and gentleman who taught us about many aspect of Tudor life. We collected plague remedies from a Tudor doctor, attended a Tudor courtroom, experienced life for children at school - including writing with ink and a quill and speaking Latin - and even took part in a traditional Tudor banquet! We rounded the day off with a performance of a Tudor traveller and some traditional dancing. A fantastic day was had by all. 

See above for some pictures from our day.

Thank you all for the fantastic work and effort that was put into the children's amazing costumes!


Future Visits/Activities

We will aim as far as possible to give plenty of notice of any future planned visits or activities in school which may involve dressing up etc. Letters will be sent home to inform you of these events and we will keep this webpage updated as much as possible with any details


We expect children to read at least 3x a week – please ensure your child brings their reading diary to school everyday as they will be checked each morning. If your child has read at home and it is recorded and dated in their reading diary this will be celebrated in class with a dojo point. Children who read 3 times or more consistently every week will be able to achieve their bronze, silver or gold reading awards and have a chance to become one of Year 5's Reading Champions! 

Look out for the weekly spellings sheet on a Friday – children will practise these at school and will need to hand their practice sheet in when they complete a spell check on a Thursday.

Practise times tables - We have a times table award system in school and is very important that children achieve their 'Gold' level  in year 5 as it unlocks lots of other learning in maths. We therefore expect the children to be learning their times tables several times each week. The gold level of our award system requires the children to know all of their multiplication and the related division facts up to 12 X 12. Check your child's reading diary for their Times Table Rock Stars Log in - will you get onto the leader board?


Children can also choose to complete homework from our 'Gallery Rebels' homework menu – this is optional. However, it will be enjoyable for the children and it will allow them to take their learning further and share it with you at home. Once any tasks have been completed please bring them into school and we will do our best to display as many of them as possible.

We would love to see how creative you can be and display your hard work for all to see.


All of the Year 5 classes have PE sessions each week, one of which will be with our sports coach; Mr Smith. The days which these lessons take place can change depending on the weather so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school all week. Please note that even during the winter we may deliver some PE sessions outside so it is important that children have all the kit listed below in school every day.

Indoor Kit =  plain white t-shirt, black shorts and suitable shoes (pumps or trainers). No football shirts or strips please.

Outdoor Kit = plain tracksuit bottoms and warm jacket and shoes suitable for all weathers (trainers)

Please be reminded that no jewellery should be worn and earrings MUST be removed by the child for any PE session. Long hair needs to be tied back.


All children in school will be taking part in the '1km a day' challenge. Each day, every class will run the equivalent of 1km within our school grounds - we are currently running 8.5 laps of our school playground. We aim to improve our stamina and resilience for running by timing ourselves and working on our own personal bests!

For more information on this initiative please visit the following website:




Sumdog has a number of maths games that encourage children to think – there are often competitions against other schools in Rotherham as well as class, year group or school based competitions! Your child’s log in details will be in their organisers before the end of the first week back!



This has a good range of games which support your child’s spelling and grammar skills.



Bug Club is a fantastic website for reading – children have their own log in and their teacher will assign books or games to read and play - your child’s log in details will be in their organisers before the end of the first week back!



This is a fun and competitive way for your child to learn their times tables. Look out for new competitions and challenges! All children will have their log ins given to them before the end of the first week back, just in case any have been lost!