Year 5 - Mr Bolan-Ashworth         

Dear Parents/Carers, please find below a detailed document which gives you all of the information you need about the provisions we have taken for the eventual return of Year Five. This is to help you make an informed decision as to whether your child will be returning to school. We hope to be able to begin returning pupils to year 5 on Wednesday the 1st July. This is all subject to change and we are constantly checking local and national guidance.

Friday 3rd July 2020

Who wants to win a prize? Answer some family math's challenge today and email Mrs Jackson your answers.

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Welcome back, we are positive that 2020 will prove to be a very exciting year with lots of great challenges in store for the children of year 5.

This half term during their history topic, the children will be studying the ‘Anglo Saxons’. The pupils will explore the turbulent world of the Anglo Saxons, looking closely at the similarities and differences between the world of today and that of the 10th Century. During this exciting topic the children will take part in an Anglo Saxon workshop when they visit Tatton Park as part of a school trip. The children will learn how the Anglo Saxon community lived by examining their day to day lives.

In English the children will be comparing different versions of popular stories from Saxon times, and use them as the basis to produce some great tension writing. The children will be reading Brain Patten’s Monster Slayer, the story of Grendel versus Beowulf, to further develop their characterisation skills which they will apply to a range of texts. They will continue to develop and use a range of new sentence types to improve and add interest to their writing.

In Maths this half term the class will be learning to:

  • Draw upon known facts to further develop their understanding of place value and apply that knowledge to solving problems.
  • Continue to work on their division and multiplication skills as the half term progresses.
  • Solve problems involving decimals and percentages.
  • Further understand volume.

The class will also continue to embed and practise maths skills taught across the autumn term.

 In Design Technology this half term the children will be looking at drawbridges. Comparing different designs to evaluate which versions are most effective. They will eventually use this knowledge to help build their own. Also, in Science the children will continue their unit of work on Living Things and Their Habitats.

In computing we will be learning about spreadsheets. How to use them and also looking at their role in the wider world of work.

For useful information on the children’s Anglo Saxon topic we have included their workbook knowledge organises in their homework books. The knowledge organisers are a great way to help your child to understand new topics.

Year 5 Gallery

This is only the start of the year. Come back soon to see what we have been up to.

Anglo Saxon shields

National Storytelling Day

Tatton Park Saxon Experience. 

We shared some stories with Year 1.


Homework will be given out every Friday. There will be two pieces (Maths and English), as well as spellings from the Year 5/6 spelling list.

Other Information
Swimming (Tuesday) - Towel and swimming shorts/costume!

PE (Friday) - Pumps, tshirt and shorts.

Forest School - Weather appropriate outerwear and footwear - wellies for the rain!

Important Dates this Half Term 

 23rd Jan - National Handwriting Day

28th Jan - Border Moves dance group in school - 2.30pm assembly, all welcome 

30th Jan - Young Voices

31st Jan- Inspire your heart with art day

11th Feb - Safer Internet Day

Meet the Year 5 Team

Mr Bolan-Ashworth (Class Teacher)

Mrs Regan (Teaching Assistant)

Miss Urga (Teaching Assistant)