Year 5


Please click here to view the Curriculum meeting powerpoint for your class.

Have a look at the overview below to see what we'll be learning this term. 

Coverage Autumn TermCoverage Spring TermCoverage Summer term

In maths children will be assessed against criteria based upon age related expectations. Please find below the age related expectations for a child in Year 5. For more information click here.

The Year 5 Learner - Maths

The Year 5 Reader

The Year 5 Writer

Spelling Expectations: Year 5 Common Exception Words

Please click here to see our year 5 gallery. 

Year 5 Blog - Spring Term 2023

Welcome to our Y5 Spring term blog! 

We recently took part in the Knex challenge. Click here to go to our class gallery to see more pictures of the workshop and our creations. 

The two winning entries will now be put forward across schools from Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Bedfordshire to be judges and 3 overall winners will be announced.

Emperor penguin winners

Img 1227

The children have worked really hard on their Monsterology unit of work, combining research, writing, computing and art skills. The Y5 parents were invited in to share all the amazing work the children produced! The written presentation shows how well they have applied their new handwriting skills - there were lots of comments from parents about how impressed they were! 

Click here to see more photos in our Y5 gallery. 

Img 1191

Img 1198

Year 5 Blog - Summer term 2023

Welcome to the summer term!

Year 5 Blog Autumn term 2023

Welcome to the Year 5 Autumn blog!

Please click here to see our Homework grid for this term. 

Y5 art


Y5 art 2

Children in Centaur class explored the work of Clementine Hunter in art today and focused on how she used line and shape in her art work. We later added colour using oil pastels.

Year 5 Blog - Spring term 2024

Welcome to our Spring blog. 


Children in Y5 have been working hard to design their own dragon eye sculptures in our latest art topic. Children have practised their drawing skills and have had a chance to develop their skills using clay. IMG 1235

Road Safety

On the 30th January, children in Y5 were treated to a visit from Reynold's Catering to learn about road safety and have the opportunity to sit inside one of Reynold's lorries. Children were very excited to get a chance to beep the horn and learn about the safety features of a lorry and what it would be like to drive one. 

Children also learned the importance of speed limits and how this can affect the stopping distance of vehicles and where are the safest places to cross the road. 

IMG 0293IMG 1202

Y5 pupils look forward to completing activities for Children's Mental Health Week on Thursday 8th February. 

Children's Mental Health Week

Children enjoyed the Mental Health workshop on Thursday 8th February. Children took part in drama activities where they acted out different emotions and then created freeze frames of how they would respond in certain situations. 


Children have learned how to program a micro controller this half term using Crumble kit software and hardware. This has given them great opportunities to investigate how programming works and develop their problem solving skills.


This week, children in Year 5 completed their additive sculpture art project by creating their final dragon eye sculptures using air dry clay. The children designed their sculptures in their sketch books the previous week and used tools and toothpicks to carve patterns into the clay. 

All of the Y5 teachers are incredibly impressed and proud of the sculptures the children have created. Well done Pegasus and Centaur classes !

IMG 2736IMG 2737IMG 2738IMG 2739IMG 2746IMG 2745IMG 2744IMG 2742

English - Tea Tasting 27/2/24

To being our new English topic based on the book The Cloud Tea Monkeys, Year 5 spent some time tasting tea today. Children tasted and rated:


Earl Grey

Mint Green


IMG 1219IMG 1220IMG 1360IMG 1363

Design Technology - 1/3/24

This afternoon, children have begun their new topic of Bridges. They spent time investigating different beams and the how the shapes of their cross sections affected their weight bearing capabilities. 

IMG 1341IMG 1336IMG 1327

St Mary's Festival of Maths Visit

On Tuesday 12th March, Year 5 were very lucky to be invited to St Mary's High School to take part in their Festival of Maths. Pupils got to recap a number of areas of the maths curriculum by playing strategic games with their class whilst also getting a little of the secondary school experience by working in a range of classrooms with a range of teachers. We thank St Mary's for our invitation and look forward to collaborating with them more in the future, it was lovely to hear how impressed they were with the behaviour of our Year 5 pupils. 

IMG 2831IMG 2829

Year 5 - Summer Blog 2024

Friday 19th April 2024

Year 5 pupils completed their Spring DT topic this week by building their prototype bridges using card, paper and art straws with glue and sellotape. Pupils were challenged to make their bridges 50cm wide and 20cm tall, to be functional and attractive. Mrs Buckle and Miss Richardson were both very impressed with efforts from pupils and the levels of team work and problem solving they showed. 

IMG 2894IMG 2895IMG 2897IMG 2901IMG 2902

IMG 1472IMG 1478IMG 1480

Monday 22nd and Thursday 24th April

Year 5 pupils but their science knowledge to the test by building boats they had designed to test their buoyancy in water. Pupils made their boats out of plasticine and used multi-link cubes as passengers to see which type of boat design worked the best. 

IMG 2934IMG 2930