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Welcome to Year 5!

Meet the Staff:
Class Teacher: Emma Venkatachellum
Teaching Assistant: Beenu Shukla

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In English we are reading Macbeth by William Shakespeare himself! (It is abridged.)

We will be writing a setting description, a poem based on the witches’ spell and a recount from the scene of a horrible crime!


In Maths this term, we are exploring place value with numbers to one million.

We are also rounding and will be further developing our understanding of the four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


We will be learning about the properties of materials this term.

We will look at the different types of materials and and the vocabulary to describe them. We will be exploring how materials can change.


Mr Wicks teaches Computing to the class on Wednesday afternoons.

This term the children will be learning about programming: debugging and extending the programme.

Ways you can support your child at home

Ensure that your child is reading their Accelerated Reader book for at least 30 minutes a day.

Practice the spellings sent home each week. Ensure that your child is completing their IXL homework.

Example Timetable






Accelerated Reader Time



In Geography, we have already looked at earthquakes and volcanoes and we have been building our vocabulary around the relevant topics.  

PE is every Wednesday. Children should come to school wearing their kits.

Computing is on Wednesdays.

Music is on Wednesdays.

Spanish is on Mondays.