Welcome to Year 5


In Year 5 there are three classes. We start the morning with a ‘Daily Mile’ to get the children warmed up and ready for learning. The pupils’ timetable is structured for the morning into Spellings, following the RWI scheme; Maths, following the NCETM planning; and English, which is based on fiction and non-fiction texts linked to our topic themes. Reading Master lessons are based around a variety of genres where we encourage children to explore vocabulary, use inference, make predictions, explain, develop retrieval skills and summarise events. The wider curriculum subjects are taught through a whole school creative and connective approach.


To see more of the learning and activities we do in Year 5, see our Year 5 blog below.


Below are some information sheets for parents and carers outlining English and maths expectations for each year group.


English writing handouts year 5


Year 5 Maths


Home Learning Apps


Year 5 Blog Posts


Workshare Success!

What an amazing turn out for our workshare this afternoon! Thank you to everyone for coming and helping to celebrate the children's learning across the school. 🎖️

Swimming Gala Success!

The Queen's Hills swimming team swam at the UEA Interschools Gala last Thursday. They all swam brilliantly, winning many of their races. Of all the schools that competed, we were placed third, which is a huge achievement for our first major gala. A big well done to you all. We are very proud of you.

Year 5 Mandarin

In Mandarin this week, Year 5 looked at the Chinese New Year celebrations. They enjoyed recreating the traditional dragon dance and exploring other festivities.

Y5 Art

We created artwork inspired by Chris Ofili's 'Paradise by Night' painting. We used popcorn kernels, rice, split peas and different painting techniques to incorporate texture into our work.

Y5 Science

This half term Y5 have been exploring different forces and how these act upon objects. This week we focused on the force - air resistance. Children were set the task to redesign a parachute for the Super Skydiving Company. Children made and tested three parachutes to see which type of parachute falls the slowest creating the most air resistance.

Year 5 #WeWill Sing

A year of practicing finally paid of in such a spectacular way! Y5 performed at the #WeWill Sing concert, held at Orminston Victory Academy. They performed three songs and not only did then have to learn the words they also performed the songs in BSL ensuring inclusivity to all. We are so proud of Y5 for their dedication to this project and thank #WeWill Sing for the opportunity to preform and raise money for such worthy causes.

Geography Lunch

Well done to those children who correctly guessed the location of Mr. Clarke in the USA as part of the fortnightly Geography quiz! The home-made burger lunch went down a treat!

Y5 – Anti Bullying Curriculum Day

We had a wonderful day working together in our year group and also meeting up with our Y2 'Buddy Classes'. As a year group we looked at what the word 'bullying' means and acted through scenarios so that we could better understand how bullying can effect our mental-wellbeing. We read the story 'Emmanuel's Dream,' which is a true story about the boy Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah. The children wrote a letter to Emmanuel explaining how he has inspired them and what they will do to make others with physical disabilities feel accepted.  In the afternoon, we met up with our buddy classes and made our very own sock puppets. The children were incredibly creative and loved adding on the sequin and glitter details.

Y5 – Maths in Space

We were lucky to attend an event run by Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form, to show children how fun and exciting maths can be! The children were engaged in the activities on offer: an origami masterclass, alien times table games, maths challenges, life-sized space battleships, and talks on planets, rocketships and astronauts by experts in each field. Children were also gifted a goody bag filled with stationary, bookmarks and additional activity booklets to continue the maths fun at home. 

Y5 – Visitor

Y5 are currently exploring the enquiry question 'How has belief in Christianity and Islam impacted on music and art through history?' To help launch our enquiry Y5 had a visit from Reverend Laura Montgomery, who spoke to the children about Christian art and music. They discussed the importance of religious art and music and how it has changed over history. Reverend Laura Montgomery shocked the children by playing them music they were familiar with but had not originally made the link back to Christianity. https://youtu.be/DxsjQ967kV8 https://youtu.be/acM0WeAycBI