Welcome to Year 5 Sycamore Class!


Class Teacher – Ms Joanne Millington

Class Teaching Assistants – Mrs Sutherland

Our final half term is an exciting time in Year 5. We are so excited to be exploring our next cross-curricular topic which is linked to the themes of our natural world and our place in it.

A key message we will learn is the power of vocabulary which we will continue to be explore throughout the curriculum


In Literacy, we will be looking at stories from another culture linking into our Topic and Science work. We will also take a look at poetry and persuasive writing by creating a brochure. 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, build cohesion using adverbs and adverbial phrases and the effective use of modal verbs.



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


During this term, we are starting our focus on geometry involving moving shapes. We will then look at measurement, statistics and revising topics from the Year 5 curriculum. 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 practice each week.


Linking to our topic, in Science we will be focusing on our big question “How could I become a natural scientist?” Our sessions will be of a practical nature, carrying out many investigations and research including discovering why the rainforest is an important habit.


Our topic for summer term broadens our Social Justice project by researching about Brazil including comparing life in England, different foods and celebrations. 


Every Monday we will continue our out- door learning sessions. Please ensure children have their own clothes to change into. 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 practice 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.

Ms Millington and Mrs Sutherland