Year 5

Hello and Welcome to Year 5!

In Year 5, we are taught by Mrs Beresford, Miss Forster, Miss Slater and Mr King. Mrs Purvis, Mr Curd and Miss Stoker also support us in class.

We would like to say a huge welcome to those parents whose children have not been in our care before and welcome back to those parents who know us. We would like to thank you for your continued support.

Autumn Term
Our topic this term is World War II. Year 5 will be learning all about World War II and the impact it had on the people of Sunderland. We will use our Geography knowledge to help us understand why Sunderland was bombed. We will be learning about why the war began, the countries involved, evacuation, air raids, the Blitz, the battle of Britain, propaganda and censorship and much more.

This term we will be developing our location knowledge and map work in our geography lessons. In science we will be learning all about properties of materials and forces.

Look what we’ve been up to in Year 5

Upcoming Dates for your diary

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– Maths and literacy homework will be given out every Monday and is due back the following Monday. Homework will be linked to what the children are doing in school. Should the children not be able to complete their homework at home we will run lunchtime clubs so that it can be completed in school.

– Weekly spelling lists will be given out on a Monday for children to practise for a test on Friday.

– All children are expected to practise their times tables using Times Tables Rockstars – all children have been given their username and password.

– Children will also be given a homework grid with suggested homework activities and should look to complete 1 per week. Points will be given for these pieces of homework and at the end of the half term, points will be totalled and prizes will be given for those children with the highest points.

Look at some of the amazing homework we have produced!


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Year 5 P.E will take place on a Friday afternoon. To participate fully in PE, children will need: a white t-shirt, blue shorts and a pair of plimsolls/ trainers.

Home Reader

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It is expected for children to read at home every evening. Children should return their book to school daily, so they have the opportunity to read with adults in school. When children have completed a book, they will be able to complete a quiz in school based on the book they have read. These results will be recorded in your child’s home reader. Points and prizes will  be awarded for completing quizzes. Children who are unable to read at home will be given the opportunity to read in school if books are not returned. Please feel free to see us or write in your child’s Home-School Contact Book if there are any issues. It is essential that home and school communicate effectively, working together to ensure your child receives the very best from school. 

Useful Websites


 Hit the Button

                    – Use this link to complete accelerated reader quizzes.


Autumn Topic Web