Welcome to Year 5 Sycamore Class!


Class Teacher – Ms Joanne Millington

Class Teaching Assistants – Mrs Sutherland

The Spring term is well underway in Year 5 and we are so excited to be exploring our next cross-curricular topics which is linked to the themes of magic and imagination.


In Literacy, we will be looking at the Nowhere Emporium, linking into our Topic and science work. We will also take a look at poetry and instruction writing. We will be using the talk 4 writing process to explore our first text.


During the year we will have separate sessions focusing on spelling, punctuation and grammar. The objectives we will focus on to begin with are: consistent and accurate use of capital letters and full stops, accurate use of commas in lists and after fronted adverbials, evidence of noun phrases conveying complicated information with greater precision and to build cohesion using adverbs and adverbial phrases.


Reading will be carried out though Talk for Reading. Accelerated reader will be used within guided reading to support in progress of comprehension.


During this term, we are starting our focus on fractions and then moving onto decimals. Lessons will be carried out in a practical manner to enhance learning as well as using a wide range of problem solving and reasoning questions in all areas of maths.

We will continuously be working on our times tables daily. This will be done through a range of activities, games, lesson starters and class songs. Times tables will also be sent home to practise each week.


Linking to our topic, in Science we will be focusing on changing materials Our sessions will be of a practical nature, carrying out many investigations and research.


Our topic for spring term is all about magic and imagination. We will be looking at solving the big question: Where will the Nowhere Emporium take you?



P.E will take place every week on Tuesday afternoons.

Homework will be given out every Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. This will consist of times tables practise and children will complete a times tables test each Tuesday.

Reading at home will form the other part of homework. We are encouraging children to read at home as much as possible and will be checking their reading records regularly. Each read will then be counted and contribute towards their 100 Reads.

Thank you very much for visiting our page and please do not hesitate to come and see us if you have any questions.

Many thanks, Ms Millington and Mrs Sutherland.