Year 5


Our teacher is Mrs Blackburn.  

Our teaching assistant is Mrs Jones.  Mrs Wibberley will be covering Friday mornings when I take my leadership time and Mrs Barlow will cover my PPA on Friday afternoons.

Our Class Link Governor is Rachel Swanwick.

Our Classroom

Take a tour of our classroom.

Year 5 Curriculum Coverage Maps

Please click on the link below to view the Class 5 curriculum at St Mary's for 2022-23. 

Please Note:  These maybe subject to change, as necessary to fulfil the ongoing needs of the curriculum.

Click to Download Year 5 Curriculum Coverage Map Autumn 2022 [pdf 68KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 5 Curriculum Coverage Map Spring 2023 [pdf 68KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Curriculum Coverage Map Year 5 Summer 2023 [pdf 58KB] Click to Download

Year 5 Newsletters

Please click on the link below to download our termly newsletter. 

Click to Download Year 5 Autumn 1 Newsletter 2022 [pdf 187KB] Click to Download

Topic Resources Autumn Term 

We are studying a History topic this term: ‘What is the Legacy of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings?’ 

Science Our Science key question is, ‘Could you be the next CSI Investigator?’ 

Please click on the links to access resources to support your topic work this half term.

Knowledge Mats Autumn Term First Half

Please select from the documents below.

Click to Download Y5 - Could you be the next CSI investigator [pdf 129KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Y5 - What is the legacy of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings [pdf 189KB] Click to Download

Year 5 Treasury of Texts

As a school we want to promote reading for pleasure and enthuse your child about reading.  We have chosen a range of texts, from a variety of authors, with an excellent record of accomplishment in writing high quality children's books.  Please click on the picture link to find out more about the scheme or select the document below to see our Year 5 booklist.

Click to Download Year 5 Booklist [pdf 211KB] Click to Download

Home Learning Autumn Term First Half

Spellings will be given out each Friday.  Spelling lists will consist of words from the statutory Y5 word list and one or two spelling patterns per week.  We will be making use of a resource called 'The Spelling Shed' which provides activities related to the weekly spellings.  These will be used to support the children's learning and some may be sent home.

Times tables to be tested will be given out on a Friday and will be assessed each Friday.
Reading is also extremely important.  A recommended Y5 book list has been given to the children. We hope that they will read as many of these as they can, over the course of the year.  Some will be shared in class, as they relate to our topics, and we hope that others will be read with family members and independently.

The children will be given a book to use as a reading diary and I would like them to keep a record of their daily reading. At least once a week, I would like the children to write about their reading in more detail.  This might be a summary of a story, a review of a book, a character description or, another reading activity of their choosing. The reading diaries will be collected in each Monday and returned on the Tuesday.

I would like the children to continue to read books off the Year 5 recommended list. Once a book has been read, the children can share their thoughts and opinions about the book with the whole class.  This may offer encouragement to their peers as to the best books to read and enjoy. I will keep a record of the books the children have read.  Of course, the children can share books they have read and enjoyed, that are not on the list, and I will be particularly interested in the children sharing their reading related to poetry and non-fiction too.  I aim to provide reading for pleasure sessions, each week, where the children can chat about their reading and share their experiences with their classmates.


Our guided reading sessions, this half term, will focus on the book Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo, and this will feed into our writing lessons too. We will be looking at the features of myths and writing our own version of Beowulf, as a modelled write before planning and writing our own myths. This also links to our history topic about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.


Our class reader will be The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie.


Autumn Term First Half

PE will now be on a Wednesday (hockey) and Friday (Dance with Sports Development).

Please, ensure that your child comes to school wearing an appropriate kit on these days.

As far as is possible, we will be doing hockey outside. An outdoor kit consists of a white t-shirt, long black tracksuit bottoms, a long sleeved dark top and trainers. Outdoor PE cannot be done in pumps. Pumps will be required for indoor PE. Trainers are not to be worn in the hall, so please ensure that your child has a pair of well-fitting pumps that can be left in school.

If your child has pierced ears, they will need to be removed for PE sessions. It might be best to leave earrings at home on PE days. Only newly pierced ears may be covered with plasters. Long hair must also be tied back.


In Key Stage 2, children are allowed to bring in their own fruit or vegetable snack to eat at playtime.  Snacks should be fruit or vegetables – this does not include snacks containing fruit e.g. cereal bars.  School does not provide milk but this can be purchased each half-term via arrangement with the school office.

Year 5 End of Year Expectations

Please select a document from the list below.

Click to Download Year 5 Mathematics Expectations [pdf 80KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 5 Reading Expectations [pdf 62KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 5 Writing Expectations [pdf 80KB] Click to Download