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 Cotterill (Wednesday)

Support Staff: Mrs Nurton, Mrs Coade and Miss Lewis


Year 5 Topics

Year Five will start this academic year studying the 'Early Islamic Civilization' topic in which we will use art, drama and playscripts to bring 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 studying countries in South America.


English: This term we will be exploring narrative and imaginary poetry, instructional texts, diary entries, story writing, newspaper articles and playscripts. The children will also learn about adverbials, prefix and suffix, relative clauses, verb agreements and model verbs. The texts we will be studying are 'Survivor', 'The Highwayman' and 'The Journey to the River Sea'.


Maths: We will be looking at decimals, percentages and fractions, properties of shape, volume, converting units and position and direction.


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!


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 (Outdoor PE) and Friday PM (Indoor 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 Help

Reading List Year 5


Useful Information

Class Photos