St Michael'sChurch of England Primary School

Sandhurst, Berkshire

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Class Teachers: Mr Parsons and Mrs Dossett

Support Staff: Mrs Lyne and Miss Lewis

Schools Direct Teacher: Mrs Bales


Year 5 Topics

Year Five will start this academic year studying the 'Early Islamic Civilization' topic in which we will use drama and playscripts to bring to the era to life. This will be followed by our 'Invaders and Settlers' topic studying their impact on Britain which includes a Residential trip to Hooke Court. We will finish the year with our ‘Globe Trotters’ topic.


English: We will be exploring persuasive letter writing, biographies, narrative poems, fantasy adventure stories and imaginary texts. The children will also learn about adverbial phrases, fronted adverbials with commas, pronouns, possessive pronouns, adverbs and adjectives.


Maths: We will be looking at Multiplication and Division, Area and Perimeter.


For our topic: We will be finishing our 'Early Islamic Civilization' topic by exploring writing by Scherherazade and her 1001 nights stories.


For a more detailed overview, please see the curriculum overview at the bottom of this class page.



Alternating Maths and English homework will be sent home every week on a Monday and then marked the following Monday. Please remind your child to bring in their Homework book every Monday so new English or Maths sheets can be stuck in!


Spellings will be handed out every week. Children will be given 10 spellings to learn and a spelling test will take place every Monday.


In addition to this set homework, each week your child should read aloud most days and their reading record books signed. 


Class Routines

PE will take place on a Tuesday PM (Indoor PE) and Friday PM (Outdoor PE). Children should come into school in their PE kit on these days. No earrings or watches are allowed. Children need to have a blue PE shirt, blue shorts and/or jogging bottoms, a warm jacket, trainers and socks.


Useful websites


Writing Inspiration

Spelling Help

Times Tables

Reading List Year 5



Useful Information


Class Photos

Christmas Carol

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Remembrance - In Flanders Fields

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