Year 5


Our teacher is Mrs Blackburn.  

We will be supported by Miss Southern, in place of Mrs Jones, for another few weeks. Miss Southern will work with us every morning. Mrs Barlow will be covering all day, on Fridays, 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.

Click to Download Class 5 Spring 1 Timetable 2023 [pdf 40KB] Click to Download

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 Spring 1 Newsletter 2023 [pdf 153KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 5 Autumn 2 Newsletter 2022 [pdf 143KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 5 Autumn 1 Newsletter 2022 [pdf 187KB] Click to Download

Topic Resources Spring Term First Half

‘Why should the rainforest be important to us all?’

Within this topic, we will develop our use of the atlas whilst learning about countries and capital cities across Europe and the wider world.

• Know what is meant by biomes and what are the features of a specific biome

• Label layers of a rainforest and know what deforestation is

• Know how to use graphs to record features such as temperature or rainfall across the world

Science Our Science will focus on plants and animals, linked to our rainforest work.

• Know the life cycle of different living things e.g. mammal, amphibian, insect and bird

• Know the differences between different life cycles

• Know the process of reproduction in plants

• Know the process of reproduction in animals

• Create a timeline to indicate stages of growth in humans Computing

Spring Term First Half Knowledge Organiser

Please select the document below.

Click to Download Y5 - Why should rainforests be important to us all [pdf 125KB] 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

Spring 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.


Times tables tests will continue to take place each Friday morning. As with spellings, please ensure your child has their folder in school on this day. Some children are struggling with their multiplication facts and we are using them all the time in maths lessons. Without this knowledge the children are at a disadvantage and are slowed down during lessons, often having to resort to the use of multiplication squares. If you know that your child struggles with this, please support them to complete further practice at home.


Spring Term First Half

PE will now be on a Monday (Sports development) and Thursday (City in the Community).

Please, ensure that your child comes to school wearing an appropriate kit on these days. Outdoor kit will be needed for both lessons, as they will take place outdoors. If the weather is bad, we will move to the hall for these sessions which means the children will need to wear pumps. If your child does not have a pair in school, please send them in with a pair which can be kept in school for future use.


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