Welcome to Year 5’s Class Page  2022/2023

Class Teacher: Mrs Johnson

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Collins and Mrs Purser

Welcome to Class 5’s page! On here you will find important information about what we are learning this year, P.E days and homework! Please feel free to contact me on ClassDojo or at kjohnson@stpetersprimary.org. I hope you find all the information useful and that your child has a great year with us!

Our classroom…


Every week, homework will be set on a Friday and will be due in on Wednesday.

Each week the homework will be:

  • 5 reads that have been signed by an adult – this can just be at least a page every time
  • 10 minutes on Timestable Rockstars
  • 10 games on Spelling Shed
  • An extra piece of homework which will be in their homework books.

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

In Year 5 our reading and writing lessons are usually based around good quality books and texts with an aim to enrich the students’ vocabulary and comprehension.

We use Talk4Writing teaching styles to enable all children to succeed. 

Our fiction unit this half term will focus on character change in a meeting tale.

Our non-fiction unit this half term will focus on writing a persuasive letter

Our Class Book

This half term we will be reading The Boy at the Back of the Class:

The scheme that we use for Maths is White Rose Maths.

Our unit this half term will be Properties and Changing Materials. 

Take a look at the following videos if you’re feeling curious…

In this half term, we will be looking at the topic Enough for Everyone.

In Year 5 we know how important keeping fit and healthy is. We do two PE lessons a week. This half term we will be getting flexible in our gymnastic lessons and learning skills for different invasion games.

Our PE lessons take place on a Wednesday and a Friday – don’t forget your PE kit!

Art – Typography

This pathway aims to give pupils the opportunity to explore the work of designers who work with font and typography. Pupils go on to create their own typography and develop their skills further in a visual map project.​

Design and Technology – Making a stuffed toy
This half term, the children will design a Christmas themed stuffed toy, considering the main component shapes of their toy.​ They will then create an appropriate template for their stuffed toy.​ They will be using various decorative stitches to sew pieces of fabric together and then use appliqués or decorative stitching to decorate the front of their stuffed toy.

French – Space Exploration

This unit transports children into space, developing their scientific vocabulary as well as their grammar. Pupils develop their listening and language detective skills, use figurative language and develop their sentence structure by adding adjectives, using prepositions and making simple adjectival comparisons.