St Michael'sChurch of England Primary School

Sandhurst, Berkshire

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Class Teachers: Mrs Cotterill and Mrs Dossett

Support Staff: Mrs McComish


Year 5 Topics

Year Five will start this academic year using our 'mystery whole school visit' as an inspiration for activities in all curriculum areas. Running alongside the whole school stimulus we will be focusing on 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 on ‘Exploring South America’ in which we will research this continent to understand climate, culture, language and the human and physical geography.



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


Spellings will be handed out every week. Children will be given 5 or 10 spellings to learn and a spelling test will take place every Friday.


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 Monday PM (Indoor PE) and Wednesday PM (Outdoor PE). Named kit should be in school all week. No earrings or watches are allowed. PE kits should be bought in on a Monday morning and taken home on a Friday as PE days may change due to the weather or other school events/activities clashing. 


Useful websites


Writing Inspiration

Spelling Help

Times Tables

Reading List Year 5



Useful Information


We have started to add some of the pictures of your home learning onto the scrolling pictures at the bottom of our class page.  Have a look at the fantastic learning that you have all been up to.  Well done!