Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Mr Platon is the teacher in 5A.


Mr Arnold is the teacher in 5J.


Mrs Chalmers and Mrs Ponevska are the Teaching Assistants who will be working within the year group.

In Maths, in the Spring Term, we will be looking at multiplication and division methods, applying what we have learnt in fractions last term, decimals and percentages, perimeter and area and statistics. Further on in the year, we will extend the children's learning in decimals, shape, position and direction, negative numbers, converting units and volume. We will continue with the Singapore Maths Method, using a Concrete-Pictorial- Abstract approach. The use of word problems will encourage your children to use high-order thinking techniques and applied skills in their work.

In English, as the class read texts, we will use the material to explore vocabulary, language, imagery and literary techniques. We look at the grammar used and they will use this as a prompt for their own creative writing later on. Some of the texts we will be looking at this term are ‘Holes’ and the animation Spyfox. In the remainder of the year, children will be using these texts as an impetuous for their writing: ‘A Galaxy of her own’, ‘The Rain Player’, ‘No Ballet Shoes in Syria’ and ‘I hate Poetry’.

In RE, we will be covering a different topic each half term, covering ‘Jesus at Prayer’, From Lent to Easter’, ‘Easter to Pentecost’ and ‘Discipleship’.

In History, we will be learning about the Aztecs and Mayans.

In Geography, we will be investigating volcanoes and earthquakes, the European region and mountains.

In Science, this term, we will be learning about the ‘Earth and Beyond’, ‘Feel the Force’.  For the the summer term, the children will learn about ‘Animal life Cycles’ and ‘Reproduction in plants and animals’

Tennis lessons will be on Tuesday and PE will be taught on Wednesdays . Children are to come to school on PE days in their PE kit with tracksuit bottoms and appropriate footwear for the sport being taught.

We encourage the children to read daily and take some responsibility for commenting on what they have read in their reading records but do ask that you sign it every night. Please listen to your child read as well as reading to your child. It is important to discuss the books they are reading by asking relevant questions. The children will be expected to bring in their reading records once a week. The  day your child brings in their reading record will be informed to them.

The children will have an opportunity to go to the school library. 5A will go to the library on Tuesday and 5J on Wednesday.

Each week, the children will receive either maths or English homework. Occasionally, the homework may relate to 'Topic' or R.E. work we are covering. Alongside this, times tables to learn using 'Times Tables Rockstars' so that the children can consolidate their times tables knowledge to support their mathematics. Your child has been given their login details.

Homework will be given to the children on Friday. In case of absence, homework will also be set on Microsoft Teams on Friday. The homework is to be handed in by Tuesday and not uploaded on Teams via the 'Assignment' task. 

Please find below the presentation from the 'Meet the Teachers' information meeting and the year overview.

Kind regards

Mr Arnold and Mr Platon


A recommended Book list for year 5 can be found below in our year group documents.



Secondary Transfer Information April 2024

Letter for parents  from Barnet


Test Dates for Secondary Schools


Barnet Powerpoint Presentation 


Open Evenings Schedule 2025 



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Year 5 Long Term Overview 2023 2024 10th Oct 2023 Download
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